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Koko Desktop Environments

Koko has 3 Desktop Environments available. MATE, XFCE, and Openbox. MATE is based on Gnome, the previous Desktop Environment for Koko. It looks and works in much the same was as the previous Desktop for Koko. XFCE is very similar

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Create SLURM launchers for Koko is a convenience utility that automates creating a launcher for FAU clusters based on parameters (and commands) you give it. This tool and most of the following document is based on posts created at TACC. ( outputs a

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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 -N1

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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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Instructions for getting started with Gaussian on FAU’s High-Performance Computing Cluster Request an account to access the HPC facility. – Go to – Request HPC user account. Download software to enable remote access to Koko from the desktop. – E.g., Download

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Python Virtual Environments

Instructions for creating Python virtual environments for versions 3.6 and 2.7. Load the python environment: – For Python 2.7:                $ module load python/2.7.8 – For Python 3.6:             

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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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