Welcome to the High Performance Computing Cluster wiki


The cluster was upgraded in June 2013. It is up and running at hpc64.brandeis.edu. See the ClusterUpgradeEmail


The HPC cluster at Brandeis is a centrally administered cluster composed of compute nodes owned by various lab groups. The cluster runs 64-bit linux and is accessible at hpc64.brandeis.edu to users with accounts.

There is an HPC Advisory Committee that oversees the cluster. Day-to-day management of the cluster falls to Dr Francesco Pontiggia. Send emails to hpcc-admin@lists.brandeis.edu if you have a technical question or problem that cannot be addressed by the documentation below.

If you are new to the cluster, please check scheduler and resource manager tutorials and go through FAQs. Thanks.


We will attempt to provide all necessary information to use HPC64 effectively here in this website.


Submitting jobs

Executables and Libraries


  • How to connect to the test cluster via NX remote desktop ?
  • How to contribute to the HPCC cluster, and what does it mean to buy a few
    nodes in the cluster?
  • HPCC GPU computing
  • How to check if my program is using threads
  • Please Contact hpc_at_brandeis.edu for problems,requests,etc...

Older News

HPC cluster information

HPC64 is the high performance computing cluster that serves to faculty and students among many departments. It is an attempt to combine old and new clusters under one umbrella. The main purpose is to form a basis for extensible and manageable high performance computing cluster for Brandeis University.

Architecturally it is based on Rocks clusters version 5.1 and is 64-bit Linux. However because of its multi group and owner nature, HPC64 required some customization. Rocks 5.1 userguide can used as a main source of information, but the customizations will require some slight changes. Our cluster uses Sun's grid engine technology for resource allocation. The visible part of this technology to the end user is the qsub command. Proper use of cluster requires you to understand little bit about qsub command.

Best practices

Our aim is to publish best practices and experiences about research and cluster computing.

Technical/administration information

This section is for documenting the technical and administration side of HPC.

HPcc Web Utilities

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