Get started on Karst
On this page:
- System overview
- Accounts, access, and user policies
- Set up your user environment
- Run jobs
- X forwarding and interactive jobs
- Get help
karst.uits.iu.edu) is Indiana University's high-throughput computing cluster. Designed to deliver large amounts
of processing capacity over long periods of time, Karst's system
architecture provides IU researchers the advanced performance needed
to accommodate high-end, data-intensive applications critical to
scientific discovery and innovation. Karst also serves as a
"condominium cluster" environment for IU researchers, research labs,
departments, and schools.
Accounts, access, and user policies
- Request an account
- Access Karst
- Use Karst Desktop
- Your responsibilities as a computer user at IU
- Available access to allocated and short-term storage capacity on IU's research systems
- Work with research data containing PHI
Set up your user environment
- Use Modules to manage your software environment
- Change your login shell or your passphrase
- Compilers on Karst
- Available software
- Queue information
- Lustre file systems at IU
- Specify IU's Lustre file systems for batch jobs on Karst
- Use TORQUE to submit and manage batch jobs
- Run jobs on Karst
- Monitor memory and CPU usage
X forwarding and interactive jobs
- If you have a system-specific question, contact the High Performance Systems (HPS) team.
- If you have a programming question about compilers, scientific/numerical libraries, or debuggers, contact the Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning (SciAPT) team.
For general questions about research computing at IU, contact UITS Research Technologies.
For more options, see Research computing support at IU.
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