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Introduction

Stampede2 is the flagship supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Stampede2 will provide high-performance computing capabilities to thousands of researchers across the U.S. The phase 1 system is now available. It will enter full production in fall 2017 as an 18 petaflop system that builds on the successes of the original Stampede cluster it replaces. More information on Stampede2 and rollout plans are available.

This module covers the basics of what a researcher needs to know in order to make productive use of Stampede2. Some material may already be familiar to those who have spent time with the Linux operating system, yet this is not just a review. For example, how should one customize Stampede2's environment in order to run a particular application? Specific information on how to compile codes, store data, and transfer files is presented. Scheduling of Stampede2's resources is done through the SLURM batch system, and that is another important topic. The module concludes with a few troubleshooting tips.

Revised and updated by Steve Lantz
October 2015

This topic is currently in transition. During this time, please refer to the Stampede2 User Guide.