Prince Cluster Announcement
Our new HPC cluster Prince, is now in production and available for use in research projects and courses!
Prince will replace the existing Mercer cluster which will be decommissioned on Friday May 19th at 5pm (starting May 1st, we will not create new user accounts or install new software on Mercer)
Please follow this link for a detailed description of the Prince components. In summary, Prince comes with:
new Intel CPU
new low latency 100Gbps EDR Infiniband interconnects
new home directories
new batch system (SLURM) - see more below
SLURM is replacing PBS as the batch system to manage user jobs on the Prince cluster. We have prepared this tutorial to help with the migration from PBS to SLURM. Also, please check this HPC training offerings calendar for regularly scheduled HPC trainings which provide an introduction to SLURM and the Prince cluster.
Important Mercer to Prince transition instructions:
The “scratch” and “archive” file systems are available on both clusters. There is no need to transfer your files on “scratch” or “archive” to Prince.
Home directories on Prince are different than those on Mercer. You need to transfer any files that you need from your Mercer home directory to your Prince home directory.
The “work” file system will be retired and will not be available on Prince.
If you are using Globus to transfer files, please use the Globus endpoint on the Prince cluster.