Illinois Campus Cluster access for ACES Researchers
High-performance computers have become essential to research in many disciplines across the Illinois campus. The Illinois Campus Cluster is a campus-wide resource that meets this need for research computing cycles. In June of 2017, the College of ACES invested in 10 dedicated nodes for use by researchers in the college.
Is the Illinois Campus Cluster right for your research?
Researchers choose to use the Illinois Campus Cluster for various reasons. It can be used to run statistical models using applications such as "R" or Python. Others make use of Matlab, Mathematica, or Octave for research related calculations. Custom applications compatible with the Enterprise Linux platform can also be accommodated in most cases. A full list of pre-installed applications can be seen at this link: https://campuscluster.illinois.edu/user_info/software.html.
- When requesting an account be sure to choose “ACES” as the primary queue in the “Professor/Advisor” section of the form.
- Doctoral candidates or Master’s students should be sure to include correct information for their advisor in the form because this information will be the basis for their approval to use the ACES nodes.
After the form is submitted
Getting started using the cluster
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) - when logging in from a Windows based machine:
- Command Line Interface (CLI) - when logging in from a linux/unix based system(Fedora, SuSE, Mac OS, etc...):