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Batch or interactive mode?

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Batch or interactive mode?

Typically, the strength of a supercomputer comes from its ability to run a huge number of programs (i.e., executables) in parallel without any user interaction in real-time. This is what is called “running in batch mode”. It is also possible to run programs at ALICE, which require user interaction. (pushing buttons, entering input data, etc.). Although technically possible, the use of ALICE might not always be the best and smartest option to run those interactive programs. Each time some user interaction is needed, the computer will wait for user input. The available computer resources (CPU, storage, network, etc.) might not be optimally used in those cases. More in-depth analysis with the ALICE staff can unveil whether the ALICE is the desired solution to run interactive programs. Interactive mode is typically only useful for creating quick visualization of your data without having to copy your data to your desktop and back.