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TCHPC runs and maintains advanced computing, storage and visualisation facilities that can be of significant benefit to researchers in Engineering. Workflows and HPC requirements for engineering researchers are often quite different to those of traditional computational physicists and chemists. For example, many of our engineering users run interactive computations rather than batch processing, and this necessitates quite a different operational setup. Therefore it is important that we receive feedback from the engineering community to ensure that our systems and services are adequately provisioned.

How can TCHPC help researchers in engineering?

TCHPC can assist engineering researchers through the provision of research services that include access to:

  • Compute facilities
  • Storage and data management facilities
  • Visualisation facilities
  • Dedicated human support for the above facilities

For me detailed information on resource allocation please read our section on resource allocation or email and request an appointment to discuss your needs.

Using HPC facilities

Getting an account

Before you can use our systems you must apply for a TCHPC account: here

How do I access the TCHPC Clusters?

You can access our system from your desktop PC (we support access from Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix). Access to our facilities is via the secure shell program. Please read our section on logging in via SSH.

Running Software on TCHPC Clusters

All three HPC clusters are configured to run applications for engineering. At the moment, the majority of our engineering users are running Fluent, Ansys and Star-P

If there's a piece of software that you'd like to run that's not on this list please contact us.

How do I run interactive jobs?

See here for details on how to run interactive jobs.

How do I run batch jobs?

See here for details on how to SLURM resource manager, including how to create batch scripts.

More information and feedback

Please contact us (at ops at tchpc dot tcd dot ie) if you require more information.