HPC for Science

Building resources to support science

Structure of a basic cluster

Job managers/batch schedulers

  • Slurm
  • Maui/Torque
  • Moab
  • PBS
  • Sun Grid Engine
  • LSF

Scheduling algorithms

  • FIFO with Backfill
  • Fairshare/Fair Tree

Parallel file systems

  • Lustre
  • PVFS/OrangeFS
  • BeeGee FS
  • Ceph?

Working with scientists

  • HiPPOs vs. Geeks