Welcome

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

Service At Risk – Wednesday 4th November – Day One
  • 0800-1000 network disruption expected due to CU networking firmware updates in Redwood.
  • AMD nodes unavailable throughout – node power supply work.
Service OUTAGE – Thursday 5th November – Day Two
  • Service unavailable. No login permitted.
  • Cluster-wide job reservation in force. Jobs not running.

About SCW Systems
Registration & Access
Using the Systems

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

For software specific documentation, please see the Software Training & Guides section below.

 

 

Advanced Use
Software Training & Guides

A number of example jobs an application guides are available, please see:

 

And covering other software:

 

Software Development

Development environment

Using GPUs

Debugging

Profiling

 

Migrating from other HPC systems

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.

External Links

Here we provide links to interesting documentation and sites that are not ours - so, we're not responsible for them:

Official Slurm Docs

ARM Performance Reports User Guide

ARM Forge User Guide (MAP and DDT)

Contact Us

Please see our FAQ page for the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Should you need to contact us please Submit a Support Ticket.


The SCW User Guide (‘bible’), covering the above and more, is available for download as a PDF here.