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ABP workstations

Workstations hosted at CERN

The following workstations are avaiable for development and production. - Access is granted based on the use case. - For further information and to get access please contact abp.computing[AT]cern.ch.

Host name CPU RAM GPU
pcbe-abp-gpu001 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 24-Core 128 GB 4x Titan V
pcbe-abp-hpc001 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-Core 256 GB GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
liupsgpu 2x Intel Xeon E5-2630 6-core 256 GB 3x Tesla C2075

When possible the CERN batch system (HTCondor) should be used for production studies while these workstation should be used for special cases (e.g. development, performance benchmarking, computations requiring very large amount of memory etc.).

For administrators

  • A user can cange the password py simply typing
    passwd
    
  • An administrator can add a user by:
    sudo adduser username
    
    (the -m flag creates the home directory).
  • An administrator can change the password for a user by typing:
    sudo passwd username
    

Workstations hosted at INFN-CNAF

GPUs are available also at CNAF (for users having a CNAF HPC account - more info available here). You can launch GPU jobs interactively with the following steps:

  1. Connect with SSH into the login server: bastion.cnaf.infn.it;
  2. Connect wiht SSH to the node that has the 4x Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs: hpc-201-11-35;
  3. Enable newer versions of gcc, cmake etc. with scl enable devtoolset-7 bash