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Koko Desktop Environments

Koko has 4 Desktop Environments available. KDE, MATE, XFCE, and Openbox. KDE is the most Windows like of the 4 available Desktop Environments. MATE is based on Gnome, the previous Desktop Environment for Koko. It looks and works in much

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Changing SAS preference

Making the Linux SAS 9.4 Program Editor behave in a similar way to the Windows Program Editor requires a few steps Start SAS using the guide found here. Change the Program Editor to add new lines after the Return/Enter key

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To load SAS 9.4 on Koko, please use the following directions: Connect to Koko via SSH with X11 forwarding, X2Go, or RDP. Instructions found here. Allocate resources using SLURM and start SAS 9.4. salloc -p longq7 squeue ssh <node> –x11

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Tensorflow, utilizing GPU or CPU computation, is available on Koko. Tensorflow is only compatible with version 7 of the Enterprise Linux OS, when selecting partitions, please remember this as the module is not available with the older Enterprise Linux 6

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Connecting to Koko with PuTTY

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Several versions of Matlab are available on Koko. To check which versions are available, please use the command ‘module avail matlab’ in a terminal on Koko. To use Matlab, please use the following commands: module load matlab/<version number> srun -n

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Intel Compilers

To use any of the available Intel Compilers, please use the following procedure: Load the appropriate Intel Compiler module ‘module load intel/compiler/64/<version>’. The versions currently available are 14 (2013), 2015u1, and 2017u1. To see a list of all available Intel

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Comsol 5.2 is available to all College of Engineering Faculty and Students. To use Comsol, please use the following: Connect to Koko via x2go or ssh with x11 forwarding as show here. Open a terminal session and load the comsol

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OpenFOAM Tutorials

To use the built in tutorials for OpenFOAM: Load the OpenFOAM/4.1 module with the command “module load OpenFOAM/4.1” Create a folder named “OpenFOAM” in your HOME directory using the command “mkdir $HOME/OpenFOAM” Create the environment variable $FOAM_RUN with the command

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OpenFOAM 4.1 is available on Koko. To load the software, please use the following steps: Connect to Koko via SSH with X11 forwarding or with X2go. Details found here. Open a terminal session and load the module using the command

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