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How to run Fluent interactively

Before we begin, log into Koko via your favorite method with either a GUI or x11 forwarding, please click here for details. Open a terminal session. Load the Ansys module with “module load ansys”. Check how many licenses are available with

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How to allocate and run interactive and GUI based jobs

GUI Jobs Users interested in executing a program on a node with X11 may use the “–x11” flag with srun. Example code: module load slurm matlab srun –x11 matlab module load slurm srun –x11 xterm   Not all jobs can

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Home Directories Beta

Koko’s home directories are accessible from most FAU networks (except dorms and wireless) via Microsoft Windows File Share. To connect connect to the Koko Data Transfer nodes from Explorer or the Start Menu. If prompted for a user name and

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We are happy to report that we are working on deploying Perfsonar nodes to aide in the measurement of network metrics. The following test nodes are currently online and being developed. ( (

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Ansys is installed on KoKo and may be accessed using the latest ansys module. The module will detect group membership and point users at the most correct license server. At this time only College of Engineering and Computer Science students

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LAMMPS may be run by loading the lmp_openmpi module and the openmpi/gcc module module load lmp_openmpi module load openmpi/gcc lmp_openmpi Note: We have seen that this is printing a warning message when starting. We are debugging but are interested to

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X2Go enables users to access a graphical desktop over low or high bandwidth connections. It provides a remote desktop solution tunneled over SSH supporting file and printer sharing. We recommend that users install the latest version of X2Go by downloading it

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GNU APL is installed to KoKo and may be loaded using the module command. module load gnu/apl

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R has been installed to KoKo and may be loaded using the modules command. module load R

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Submitting Jobs

Upload your job to your KoKo home directory using Globus, Filezilla or SCP. Create a script named {JOBNAME}.sh to start your job containing the following: #!/bin/sh #SBATCH – – partition=shortq #SBATCH – – ntasks=1 #SBATCH – – mem-per-cpu=1024 #SBATCH –

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