Access to the Colfax Cluster for RMACC 2017

This resource is open only to the participants of the Intel/Colfax training at RMACC2017.

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Please fill out and submit the form below to request access to the Colfax Cluster. You will get additional instructions via the email address that you provide.

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What’s Inside

When you get access, you will log in to a Linux-based head node of a batch farm. There you can stage your code and data, compile, and submit calculations to a queue. Once the queued job completes, your results will be in your home folder.

  • Your account is active for up to 3 days.
  • Jobs are scheduled on Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2697 v2 equipped with Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors 7120P and on Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors 7210 (formerly Knights Landing)
  • Only one job will run on any processor at a time.
  • You will get 50 GB of file storage quota.
  • Your home directory is not visible to other users.
  • Once your access period expires, your home directory on the cluster will be deleted.

Precompiled Optimized Software

Miscellaneous software optimized for Intel® architecture, including Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, is available on the cluster:

  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition and the tools and libraries included with it:
    • Intel® C, C++ and Fortran compilers
    • Intel® MPI library
    • Intel® OpenMP library
    • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (TBB) library
    • Intel® Math Kernel Library (MKL)
    • Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (DAAL)
  • Intel® Distribution for Python* 2.7 and 3.5
  • Intel® Distribution for Caffe*
  • Educational exercises for performance optimization from the HOW Series training available from GitHub


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