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ALICE is the computing facility for excellent research of Leiden University. With ALICE you have the world of computing at your fingertips. On this wiki, you can find the information you'll need to get started and become more skilled in using computing to support your research.  
 
ALICE is the computing facility for excellent research of Leiden University. With ALICE you have the world of computing at your fingertips. On this wiki, you can find the information you'll need to get started and become more skilled in using computing to support your research.  
  
For background information, read the [[About ALICE]] page.     
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Please know that parts of the wiki are still work in process. We appreciate any questions or comments on the contents so that we can improve the range of information that we supply here.     
  
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==What is ALICE?==
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Please check out the [[About ALICE]] pages to get some background information, a quick overview and see how to acknowledge it.
  
Please know that this wiki is currently a work in process. We appreciate any questions or comments on the contents so that we can improve the range of information that we supply here.  
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==What's new with ALICE?==
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To get the latest information about updates, upgrades, events, planned maintenance and more, have a look at the [[News]] page.
  
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==Just Getting Started?==
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If you're new to ALICE, please check out the [[User Guide]].
  
''IMPORTANT NOTE: ALICE is still in a build-up phase. Configurations are still subject to change. You may, therefore, experience unexpected behaviour for the time being.''
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==What more can I do with ALICE?==
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If you already have experience with ALICE and/or HPC, have a look at the [[Advanced Guide]] pages. Please note that many of the pages here are still under construction and subject to change.
  
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==What else is there about ALICE?==
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If you need more information on general topics, such as hardware, storage, and policies, please take a look at the [[Documentation]] pages. Please note that many of the pages here are still under construction and subject to change.
  
Use of the ALICE cluster must be acknowledged in any and all publications. For more info see: [[About ALICE]]
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==Have a question or feedback on ALICE?==
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If you have a question about ALICE, need help with using it or want to give us some feedback, please see the [[Support]] page to know how you can connect with us.
  
 
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==Status of ALICE?==
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Would you like to know how busy ALICE is and if all nodes are up, then please have a look at the [[Current Status Overview]].
{{:Maintenance announcements}}
 
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==Getting Started==
 
If you're new to ALICE, please check out the [[Getting Started]] page.
 
 
 
==[[Gaining access]]==
 
Access to the cluster and file transfer are done via SSH and SCP/SFTP. Select one of the below links for more detail or click on the heading of the paragraph for a full overview.
 
 
 
*[[Gaining_access#Account|Getting an account]]
 
*[[Gaining_access#Login|Login to ALICE]]
 
*[[Gaining_access#Key_based_authentication|Public key authentication]]
 
*[[Gaining_access#File_systems|Accessible file storage]]
 
*[[Gaining_access#File_transfer_to_and_from_ALICE|File transfer]]
 
 
 
==[[Policies#Access policy|Access Policy]]==
 
Access needs to be granted actively (by the creation of an account on the cluster by the ALICE Cluster workgroup. Use of resources is limited by the scheduler. Depending on the availability of queues ('partitions') granted to a user, priority to the system's resources is regulated on the basis of Faculty/institute/PI levels.
 
 
 
==Software==
 
 
 
===Cluster Monitoring Software and Scheduler===
 
ALICE uses Bright Cluster Manager software for overall cluster management and Slurm as the scheduler.
 
 
 
*[[Bright Cluster Manager|Monitor cluster status with BCM]]
 
*[[Ganglia Cluster Monitoring]]
 
*[[Slurm|Compose, submit and manage jobs with Slurm]]
 
*[[Running interactive jobs]]
 
 
 
===Installed software===
 
[[Accessing software|Globally installed software, modules]]<br />
 
 
 
==Cluster configuration==
 
Find [[hardware description|here a hardware description]] of the ALICE cluster.
 
 
 
 
 
==Frequently Asked Questions==
 
Find [[faq|here a list of frequently asked questions]] for the ALICE cluster.
 

Revision as of 11:53, 13 October 2020

Off to research computing Wonderland


ALICE is the computing facility for excellent research of Leiden University. With ALICE you have the world of computing at your fingertips. On this wiki, you can find the information you'll need to get started and become more skilled in using computing to support your research.

Please know that parts of the wiki are still work in process. We appreciate any questions or comments on the contents so that we can improve the range of information that we supply here.

What is ALICE?

Please check out the About ALICE pages to get some background information, a quick overview and see how to acknowledge it.

What's new with ALICE?

To get the latest information about updates, upgrades, events, planned maintenance and more, have a look at the News page.

Just Getting Started?

If you're new to ALICE, please check out the User Guide.

What more can I do with ALICE?

If you already have experience with ALICE and/or HPC, have a look at the Advanced Guide pages. Please note that many of the pages here are still under construction and subject to change.

What else is there about ALICE?

If you need more information on general topics, such as hardware, storage, and policies, please take a look at the Documentation pages. Please note that many of the pages here are still under construction and subject to change.

Have a question or feedback on ALICE?

If you have a question about ALICE, need help with using it or want to give us some feedback, please see the Support page to know how you can connect with us.

Status of ALICE?

Would you like to know how busy ALICE is and if all nodes are up, then please have a look at the Current Status Overview.