Interactive cluster documentation

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

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.

Process time is limited to 8 hours per process.  You can view additional limits by running ulimit -a.

Connecting to Spear

This page describes how to connect to the RCC Spear cluster and how to use the features available.

Choosing a Node

All RCC users are can connect to our General Access spear nodes. You can connect to these at any time by using the hostname, spear-login.rcc.fsu.edu.

If you are a member of a group that has purchased additional Spear servers, you also have access to those, and must login via the specific hostname of your server(s): e.g. spear-19.rcc.fsu.edu.