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XDMoD can be used to look at the performance of past jobs. This tutorial will explain how to retreive this job performance data and how to use this data to best utilize OSC resources.

First, log into XDMoD.

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OSCfinger is a command developed at OSC for use on OSC's systems and is similar to the standard finger command. It allows various account information to be viewed.

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The Job Viewer Tab displays information about individual HPC jobs and includes a search interface that allows jobs to be selected based on a wide range of filters:

1. Click on the Job Viewer tab near the top of the page.

2. Click Search in the top left-hand corner of the page

screenshot of the XDMoD displaying the above text

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XDMoD Overview

XDMoD, which stands for XD Metrics on Demand, is an NSF-funded open source tool that provides a wide range of metrics pertaining to resource utilization and performance of high-performance computing (HPC) resources, and the impact these resources have in terms of scholarship and research.


CP2K is a quantum chemistry and solid state physics software package that can perform atomistic simulations of solid state, liquid, molecular, periodic, material, crystal, and biological systems. CP2K provides a general framework for different modeling methods such as DFT using the mixed Gaussian and plane waves approaches GPW and GAPW. Supported theory levels include DFTB, LDA, GGA, MP2, RPA, semi-empirical methods and classical force fields.

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ORCA is an ab initio quantum chemistry program package that contains modern electronic structure methods including density functional theory, many-body perturbation, coupled cluster, multireference methods, and semi-empirical quantum chemistry methods. Its main field of application is larger molecules, transition metal complexes, and their spectroscopic properties. ORCA is developed in the research group of Frank Neese.

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XFdtd is an electromagnetic simulation solver. Its features analyze problems in antenna design and placement, biomedical and SAR, EMI/EMC, microwave devices, radar and scattering, automotive radar, and more.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of XFdtd are available on OSC clusters:

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This page outlines ways to generate and view performance data for your program using tools available at OSC.

Intel Tools

This section describes how to use performance tools from Intel. Make sure that you have an Intel module loaded to use these tools.

Intel VTune

Intel VTune is a tool to generate profile data for your application. Generating profile data with Intel VTune typically involves three steps:


Condo model refers to that the participants (condo owners) lease one or more compute nodes for the shared cluster while OSC provides all infrastructure, as well as maintenance and services. The Honscheid Condo on the Pitzer cluster is owned by Klaus Honscheid from OSU Physics.


Detailed system specifications:

  • 4 total nodes

    • 40 cores per node

    • 192 GB of memory per node