University of Montreal

The University of Montreal has a relatively powerful HPC facility available for use by C3 and HPCnet users. An application for an account is necessary, and must be approved by the University of Montreal HPCnet comittee before an account is issued.

Eight nodes on the system are available for up to 12 hours a week. The resource currently recieves approximately 75-100% utilization, so there may be delays in retreival of processed data.

Since the facility is intended for computationally intensive work in batch mode, it is necessary that users of the system must submit jobs via a software package called NQS (Network Queuing System).

The facility consists of:

  • 16 CPU SGI R10000 PowerChallenge
  • 4GB memory
  • 20GB disk storage

Software

Operating System IRIX64 version 6.2
Compilers cc, CC (C++), Fortran 77, Fortran 90, Power C, Power Fortran
Others MPI (Message Passing Interface), Gaussian94, deMon
Libraries complib.sgimath (consisting of BLAS, EISPACK, LINPACK, LAPACK, FFT), NAG, ScaLAPACK

Accounts

An application for an account must be requested, and approved. For an account application, contact Contact Dennis R. Salahub at salahub@ere.umonteral.ca or Georges Michaud at michaudg@ere.umontreal.ca.

Technical Support

Technical support can be contacted via email. Either Mark E. Casida (casida@chimie.umontreal.ca) or Jacques Richer (richer@physcn.umontreal.ca) will be able to answer your questions.

Local documentation is also available.