High Performance Computing (HPC)
Temple offers two high performance computing Linux environments to provide university researchers sufficient computing power to do their intensive data analysis.
OverviewThe HPC environment consists of:
- Owl's Nest (owlsnest.hpc.temple.edu)
- Compute (compute.temple.edu)
Use of this environment is restricted to those users with significant computational and/or large data manipulation needs.
The HPC is designed to meet the needs of the following:
- Faculty, staff, graduate and professional students with a current AccessNet account requiring high end computing functionality
- Undergraduate students with faculty sponsorship requiring high end computational functionality
- Authorized guests from other research institutions working in collaboration with university employees
Owl's Nest Cluster
- The compiler software includes:
- C, C++, Fortran 77, Fortran 90
- Other programming languages and applications available:
- Matlab, Gaussian
- Libraries on this system:
- Atlas (BLAS, LAPACK) Open Source Linear Algebra Library
- ScaLAPACK Distributed Linear Algebra Routines
- FFTW-2 Discrete Fourier Transform Library
Programmers need advanced knowledge of the HPC environment in order to properly use this resource. Attendance to specialized training is strongly encouraged for anyone using the HPC cluster. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding training.
Compute ServerProgramming languages available include:
- To obtain access to either the Owl's Nest cluster or the Compute server, send email to email@example.com. In your email indicate what software you intend to use so that your account is enabled properly for the environment.
- To use the Owl's Nest cluster, direct your secure shell software (ssh) client to owlsnest.hpc.temple.edu. See the Central Linux Systems page for details.
- To use the Compute server, direct your secure shell software (ssh) client to compute.temple.edu. See the Central Linux Systems page for details.
- Information specific for Owl's Nest is available at www.hpc.temple.edu/owlsnest/OwlsnestUserGuide.html
- Information about using SAS in batch mode on the Compute server and basic use of the Linux environment is available at www.temple.edu/cs/unix.
- TIP: If you are trying teach yourself programming languages, search the Temple University library for programming manuals and tips. SAS programmers can also find helpful materials at www.sas.com.
SupportIf you are a Compute user, contact the Computer Services Help Desk at tuhelp.temple.edu or 215-204-8000.
All other inquiries should be directed to the High Performance Computing support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PoliciesPlease consult www.temple.edu/cs/policies.