Supercomputing Wales offers powerful computing facilities for high-profile science and innovation projects within the SCW consortium universities – Cardiff University, Swansea University, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University.
This user portal contains an array of systems and support documentation to aid use of the services we offer at all levels.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything else we can do for you.
UPDATE: SCW SUPPORT DURING COVID-19
Please be aware that, due to the current situation with COVID-19, support services are still available but may take longer to respond than normal.
Additionally, any hardware or datacentre related problems may lead to extended outage or fix times.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if we can be of assistance to you at this time.
UPCOMING MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
WEDNESDAY 4TH AND THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
- 0800-1000 network disruption expected due to CU networking firmware updates in Redwood.
- AMD nodes unavailable throughout – node power supply work.
- Service unavailable. No login permitted.
- Cluster-wide job reservation in force. Jobs not running.
SCW supercomputers are linux-powered and use the Slurm batch scheduler to manage the allocation of computational resources. A full application software stack is provided and supported
- Command Line Interface & Software Access
- Running Jobs with Slurm
- Slurm Job Directives, Variables & Partitions
- Using GPUs
- Data Storage
- Conduct & Best Practice
- Using the AMD EPYC Systems
For software specific documentation, please see the Software Training & Guides section below.
Use of the supercomputers is largely simple, but some types of more advanced use are covered here.
A number of example jobs an application guides are available, please see:
And covering other software:
For users migrating from HPC Wales and/or Raven:
If you're familiar with and migrating from other HPC systems, these quick reference documents will help you.
Here we provide links to interesting documentation and sites that are not ours - so, we're not responsible for them:
ARM Forge User Guide (MAP and DDT)