Frontera User Guide

Last update: May 18, 2020

Status Updates and Notices

  • Frontera has new large memory nodes, accessible via the nvdimm queue. (04/03/20)
  • Users now have access to additional Frontera User Portal functionality. Log in the portal to access your dashboard and other features. (03-25-20)
  • TACC Staff have put forth new file system and job submission guidelines. All users: read Managing I/O on TACC Resources. (01/09/20)
  • Frontera's GPU queues, rtx and rtx-dev are now open. See Frontera's production queues for more information. Execute qlimits to display Frontera's queue configurations and charge rates. (12/07/19)
  • The TACC Visualization Portal now supports Frontera job submission for VNC and DCV remote desktops as well as Jupyter Notebook sessions. We recommend submitting to the development queue for fastest turn-around. (12/05/2019)
  • Frontera's flex queue is now open. Jobs in this queue are charged a lower rate (.8 SUs) but are pre-emptable after a guaranteed runtime of at least one hour. (10/30/2019)
  • Please run all your jobs out of the $SCRATCH filesystem, instead of $WORK, to preserve the stability of the system. (10/10/2019)
  • You may now subscribe to Frontera User News. Stay up-to-date on Frontera's status, scheduled maintenances and other notifications. (10/10/2019)
  • All users: read the Good Citizenship section. Frontera is a shared resource and your actions can impact other users. (10/10/2019)

Notices, Updates and Recommendations

  • 06/24/2019 The current scratch file system is accessible via the $SCRATCH1 environment variable, and cds alias.
  • 06/20/2019 Material in red represents temporary conditions, placeholders, or other content subject to change in the near future.

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