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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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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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Accessing STATA on HPC

To use STATA you must provide a license for installation on the HPC Cluster. If you do not have a license, please contact your College/Department IT group for licensing details. Log into Koko using x2go or ssh Open a terminal

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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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