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            1. What is HPC develop for?

            2. Who actually can benefit from HPC service?

            3. How can I apply HPC service?

            4. How to start using HPC?

            5. Can it be accessed from out of campus?

            6. What software is available on UTM HPC?
 

1. What is HPC develop for?

HPC is the use of large-scale, off-site computers and parallel processing techniques for solving complex computational problems. HPC technology focuses on using parallel processing algorithms and systems.

2.Who actually can benefit from HPC service?

Our mission is to create public computing grid to tackle the project that benefits everyone especially Malaysian and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia students.

3.How can I apply HPC service?

For UTM staff and student are required to have ACID account before applying to use the HPC and Grid. Each user can apply or register via HPC portal. Every application needs to be included a letter of support supervisor. This facility is provided referring to the duration of the project application. Service was for any faculty, students, postdocs, research fellows, industry and another university without HPC infrastructure.

4.How to start using HPC?

After HPC registration, each user will be given the HPC account by email from the administrator. The user can use it to access the home directory user in our server using any tools such as putty or WinSCP. Each user can run the job via PBS script or can run from the client side and then connect to our server. The list of software has been installed available in HPC portal. Each user also can install their own software and make sure that it support to run the job using parallel or HPC.

5.Can it be accessed from out of campus?

Each user can upload the data or files using the remote tool software such as WinSCP from out of campus. The maximum of data limit is 50 Gigabyte per user.

6. What software is available on UTM HPC?

Software Available on UTM HPC such as:
a. Abaqus
b. Amber11
c. Blast
d. Bowtie2
e. Clustalw-mpi-0.13
f. Espresso
g. Gromacs
h. Intel Fortran composer XE
i. Java, c++, c, phyton
j. LAMMPS
k. Matlab R2013a
l. Nwchem
m. OpenFOAM
n. Mathematica
o. R-2.15.2
p. Tophat
q. The user can install own software support on parallels such as Material Studio, eclipse software, etc.