Spear - Things to Know

There are a few things to keep in mind when running applications in the Spear cluster:

Spear is not for long-running, non-interactive jobs

Although the time limit on processes is currently set to unlimited, users may not submit long-running, non-interactive jobs. RCC staff may kill any job that interferes with other users' ability to interact with the system. If you have a long running job, please use the HPC Cluster.

Each user is limited to two active connections

You may only have to simultaneous sessions on the Spear cluster at any time.

Scheduled System Maintenance

The Spear cluster is unavailable weekly, each Monday between 7am and 9am for maintenance.

Dedicated Access

Users may request dedicated access to the Spear Cluster for the purpose of testing and benchmarking software. Dedicated access periods coincide with our scheduled system mainteaance.