From Earlham Cluster Department
Al-Salam is a 12-node cluster at Earlham College. It runs Linux (CentOS) and there are a few points about running jobs on it.
In order to manage and use different kinds of software, we use an environment management utility called Modules. This lets you run a simple command (e.g., module load openmpi) to have everything set up and managed easily.
First, you should see what kinds of modules are available for you to load:
This includes MPI implementations, different versions of Python, scientific codes, and more.
You can see which modules are currently loaded by running
You can either run the command:
cexec "vmstat 1 3 | tail -2"
Or go to the web page (ganglia): http://cluster.earlham.edu/ganglia/?c=Al-salam&m=load_one&r=hour&s=descending&hc=3