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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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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 -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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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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