From ALICE Documentation
Revision as of 15:08, 9 August 2019 by Wiene (added overview)
This page is meant as a step-by-step guide to help you on your way with using ALICE.
It is currently a work in progress, have any tips for us? Please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: If you don't have an account yet, please request one: Getting an account
Before you set up your connection to ALICE, it is useful to have a generic view of the environment. The picture below describes how the connection to the HPC is going to be set up.
|Name||Function||IP / DNS|
|Gateway||The gateway provides a secure method of authenticating over SSH.
|Login||The two login nodes can be used to prepare your work. After setting up your calculations, you can place a calculation request in the queue.||10.161.0.12
|Data Share||The data share node is used to store any research data used to perform your calculation.||campusdata20.alice.universiteitleiden.nl (10.161.0.33)|
|Management||The management node can be used to retrieve information concerning the HPC.||10.161.0.10|
|Queue||The queue is a mechanism of Slurm, when a job is first in line it is picked up when compute resources are available.|
|Compute Nodes||When the compute nodes are assigned with a job they execute the calculation.|
Before anything, you'll need access, for more info, see: Gaining access
Connecting to ALICE is done using port-forwarding and/or tunnels. The steps to follow depend on your local operating system. The following step-by-step guides are set up:
Having finished this step, you will have access to both the command line and the file system of ALICE. In the next steps we'll explain how to start using ALICE.