RIS Scientific Compute Platforms¶
These are “End User Documents” for the Wash U Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) Compute Management service.
If you are reading this document, it is assumed that you:
Have been assigned a Wash U WUSTL Key Identity,
Are or work for Research Faculty or Staff,
Are on local Wash U computer networks, have access to the Wash U Medical School VPN or the Danforth VPN.
Acknowledge that all users of the Compute Service are expected to have read and comply with the User Agreement.
Before You Get Started¶
The following pages go over some of the requirements necessary before you are able to start using the RIS Compute Platform.
This is the user agreement that all users must agree to in order to use the RIS Compute Platform.
Below you can find more information about activating compute services.
Below you can find information about some of the compute policies.
Getting Up And Running¶
An introduction to the compute platform and how to run a job is contained within the Quick Start. It is recommended that new users begin with this tutorial upon activating compute services.
- Compute Quick Start
The FAQ provides answers to some of the commonly asked questions users have.
- Compute FAQ
- How do I get help with the RIS Compute Service?
- Where can I find RIS Compute Documentation?
- Where are the RIS computing services physically located?
- How do I Obtain an account?
- How do I change my password?
- How do I log into the Compute environment?
- How do I make it so I can log in without having to use my password?
- How do I launch jobs in the HPC environment?
- How should I name my files and directories?
- Is there a way to summarize usage statistics?
- What does it mean to have a “Compute Condo(minium)”
- Are there general access computing resources?
- What is the difference between the general and the general-interactive queues?
- What does the Compute Service price include?
- How much space is in my
- Why is this limited to 10G? Can I have more?
- How do I see what is using up all of my
- Why am I getting a Disk I/O error?
- How much space is in my Storage Allocation?
- How do I share files in my storage with colleagues?
- What’s the best way for me to transfer data?
- How do I request more resources for my job?
- Does RIS offer Docker containers or a repository for them?
- Why can’t I connect to my noVNC image?
- Software Debugging Policy
Moving Beyond the Basics¶
Open On Demand (OOD) is a web based graphical user interface (GUI) for managing and monitoring jobs on the Compute Platform.
The compute topics section contains more in-depth documentation on using the RIS Compute Platform, as well as applications and tools available.
The compute workshops section contains information and documentation about the workshops that RIS has developed.
These are accessible to all users and contain useful information.
This section details information about maintaining your data spaces (home, storage, scratch) from within the compute environment.