User Guides

Information and instructions on system access, computing environment, running jobs, debugging and tuning performance for our computing resources at the ALCF.

How to Get an Allocation

How to Get an Allocation: You must be awarded an allocation in order to use our computer systems. Please start here to learn about our different types of programs and to find the best one that suits our needs.

Onboarding Guide

Onboarding Guide: Once you get your allocation award and have requested your project, the guide will walk you through the first steps of logging in, compiling, running jobs and learning how to manage your ALCF account.

Accounts & Access

Accounts & Access: Provides everything you need to know about your ALCF account and logging into our computer systems.

Allocations

Allocations: Learn how to manage your allocation, how to determine CPU-hours, and how to use Clusterbank (cbank).

Computational Systems

Computational Systems: Machine configurations for our BG/Q systems (Mira, Cetus, Vesta) and our XC40 system (Theta).

Data Storage & File Systems

Data Storage & File Systems: Information on file systems, data storage, and disk quotas for our BG/Q systems (Mira, Cetus, Vesta) and our XC40 system (Theta).

Data Transfer

Data Transfer: Information on how to transfer datasets.

Compiling & Linking

Compiling & Linking: Information on how to compile and link on our BG/Q systems (Mira, Cetus, Vesta) and our XC40 system (Theta).

Queueing & Running Jobs

Queue and Run Jobs: Information on reservations, queueing jobs and using Cobalt  on our BG/Q systems (Mira, Cetus, Vesta) and our XC40 system (Theta).

Debugging & Profiling

Debugging and Profiling: Helpful information and tools on debugging and profiling at the ALCF.

Performance Tools & APIs

Performance Tools: Available tools for use to use to improve your code/

Software & Libraries

Software and Libraries: Software installations on our systems.

Cooley

Cooley: The primary purpose of Cooley is to analyze and visualize data produced on Mira and shares the same software environment and file systems as Mira.

Policies

Facility Policies