For Prospective Users
Two small clusters (Adroit and Nobel) are available on request to all Princeton faculty, students and staff. Adroit is used for development, debugging and small production runs. Nobel is used mainly for teaching. To request an account, fill out the on-line registration form (Adroit registration, Nobel registration).
Access to the large clusters (Tiger, Della, Orbital and Hecate) is granted on the basis of proposals from faculty members directing the related research projects. After a proposal has been accepted, the faculty member need only send e-mail to email@example.com in order to add individual users.
Nobel uses the OIT home file system for storage. Adroit has its own file system. All other clusters use the /tigress parallel file system. All /tigress users are automatically given 512 GB storage quota and access to the tigressdata server for interactive access to their /tigress files.
Proposals for the TIGRESS systems should be submitted as PDF or MS Word documents not to exceed 3 pages. The proposal, which should be emailed to curt@Princeton.EDU, should include:
- Which system or systems you need to use
- A list of researchers who will need accounts
- The faculty member(s) who is sponsoring the project
- The scientific background for your project including scientific merit of the proposed work
- The programming approach for your project:
- Programming language
- Parallelization mechanism (MPI or OpenMP)
- Required libraries
- The resource requirements for your project:
- Number of concurrent cpus
- Total cpu time
- RAM per task
- Total disk space
- A few references or citations