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florido [Setup the work environment]
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-====== Iridium Cluster Testing nodes ======+====== ​Interactive access to the cluster: ​Iridium Cluster Testing nodes ======
  
 > **Q:** Why do I need this? > **Q:** Why do I need this?
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 ^ hostname ​                   ^ purpose ​                       ^ ^ hostname ​                   ^ purpose ​                       ^
 | **nptest**-iridium.lunarc.lu.se | test node for nuclear physics ​ | | **nptest**-iridium.lunarc.lu.se | test node for nuclear physics ​ |
-| **pptest**-iridium.lunarc.lu.se | test node for particle physics |+| **pptest**-iridium.lunarc.lu.se | test node for particle ​physics and theoretical ​physics |
  
-They can also be used from time to time to host courses.+They can also be used from time to time to host temporary ​courses.
  
 They are meant for **interactive** access to the cluster, as opposed to the ''​arc-iridium.lunarc.lu.se''​ batch interface that can be used for batch submission of jobs. (link and explanation will come) They are meant for **interactive** access to the cluster, as opposed to the ''​arc-iridium.lunarc.lu.se''​ batch interface that can be used for batch submission of jobs. (link and explanation will come)
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-**Particle physics:**+**Particle physics ​and Theoretical Physics:**
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 # access pptest-iridium # access pptest-iridium
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 And I will have to input 2 passwords: one for pptest-iridium and one for the node.  And I will have to input 2 passwords: one for pptest-iridium and one for the node. 
  
-The number of passwords can be reduced if one uses a [[_it_tips:​ssh|private/​public ssh key pair.]]+The number of passwords can be reduced if one uses a [[_it_tips:​ssh#Reduce passwords using a private/​public ssh key pair|private/​public ssh key pair.]]
  
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 And I will have to input 2 passwords: one for nptest-iridium and one for the node.  And I will have to input 2 passwords: one for nptest-iridium and one for the node. 
  
-The number of passwords can be reduced if one uses a [[_it_tips:​ssh|private/​public ssh key pair.]]+The number of passwords can be reduced if one uses a [[_it_tips:​ssh#Reduce passwords using a private/​public ssh key pair|private/​public ssh key pair.]]
  
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-==== setup the work environment ====+==== Setup the work environment ====
  
 Administrators provided scripts for quick setup of your work enviroment. Administrators provided scripts for quick setup of your work enviroment.
-Just execute the command in the column //Script to run// at the shell prompt, or add it to your ''​.bashrc''​ or ''​.bash_profile''​ file so that is executed every time you login.+Just execute the command in the column //Script to run// at the shell prompt, or add it to your ''​.bash_profile''​ file so that is executed every time you login.
  
-The following ​are active now+:​!:​**NOTE:​** do NOT add these scripts to ''​.bashrc''​ as suggested previously or you will not be able to rsync/scp. Contents of ''​.bashrc'' ​are NOT supposed to generate output, but unfortunately some of these scripts do. 
-^ Environment | Script ​to run | Description | + 
-^ ATLAS Experiment environment | ''​setupATLAS'' ​| Will setup all the neeeded ​environment variables for ATLAS experiment, and present a selection of other environments that the user can setup. |+:!: **NEW!** 20150923 :!: All the environments should be enabled using ''​modules''​. This will also work with the batch system. The previous solution didn'​t. Please update your scripts. 
 +^ Environment | Commands ​to run | Description ​
 +^ List existing environments | <code bash>​module avail</​code>​ | Will show a list of available environments. To enable one, execute the command <​code>​module load <name of environment></​code>​ More info on modules on http://​modules.sourceforge.net/ ​
 +^ ATLAS Experiment environment | <code bash>​module load enableATLAS;​ 
 +setupATLAS</​code> ​| Will setup all the needed ​environment variables for ATLAS experiment, and present a selection of other environments that the user can setup. | 
 + 
 +==== Keeping your session alive and your work running even if you disconnect ==== 
 + 
 +The cluster offers you various tools, among these [[:​it_tips:​screen|Screen]] and the usual ''​nohup''​ command to detach from terminal output. 
 + 
 +However, I personally suggest a tool called byobu, that is essentially Screen or Tmux on steroids. 
 +You can read about it here: 
 +https://​help.ubuntu.com/​community/​Byobu
  
 ==== Local disk space on the test nodes ==== ==== Local disk space on the test nodes ====
  
-Every node has a local ''/​tmp''​ temporary disk space that can be used for computations. The contents of such space will be deleted regularly. Users can put any sort of data there.+Every node has a local ''/​tmp''​ temporary disk space that can be used for computations. The contents of such space will be deleted regularly. Users can put any sort of data there. ​Currently the space available is 300GB. 
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