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OnDemand is our "one stop shop" for access to our High Performance Computing resources. With OnDemand, you can upload and download files, create, edit, submit, and monitor jobs, run GUI applications, and connect via SSH, all via a web broswer, with no client software to install and configure.
We've created a brief video explaining OnDemand's capabilities so users can better gauge if it is the right fit for them. Getting connected to OnDemand is also explained in this video. We've also created tutorial videos for OnDemand's Job client and file management client.
Our HOWTO collection contains short tutorials that help you step through some of the common (but potentially confusing) tasks users may need to accomplish, that do not quite rise to the level of requiring more structured training materials. Items here may explain a procedure to follow, or present a "best practices" formula that we think may be helpful.
SuperLU is a library for the direct solution of large, sparse, nonsymmetric systems of linear equations on high performance machines. It comes in two different flavors: SuperLU_MT (multithreaded) for shared memory parallel machines and SuperLU_DIST for distributed memory parallel machines.
TurboVNC is an implementation of VNC optimized for 3D graphics rendering. Like other VNC software, TurboVNC can be used to create a virtual desktop on a remote machine, which can be useful for visualizing CPU-intensive graphics produced remotely.
Availability and Restrictions
The versions currently available at OSC are:
JasPer is an extensible open source utility designed for the manipulation, conversion, compression and decompression of digital images. Currently supported image formats include bmp, jp2, jpc, jpg, pgx, mif and ras.
Version 1.900.1 is available on the Oakley cluster.
TotalView is a symbolic debugger which supports threads, MPI, OpenMP, C/C++, CUDA and Fortran, plus mixed-language codes. Advanced features include on-demand memory leak detection, heap allocation debugging and the Standard Template Library Viewer (STLView).
Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven data and function plotting utility. It was originally intended to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides cycles to both academic and industrial clients. The methods for gaining access to the systems are different for each user community.
"RAxML is a fast implementation of maximum-likelihood (ML) phylogeny estimation that operates on both nucleotide and protein sequence alignments."
mpiBLAST is a freely available, open-source, parallel implementation of NCBI BLAST. mpiBLAST takes advantage of distributed computational resources, i.e., a cluster, through explicit MPI communication and thereby utilizes all available resources unlike standard NCBI BLAST which can only take advantage of shared-memory multi-processors (SMPs).