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Welcome to the HPC@SAO Wiki

What's New

  • Apr 2nd 2013:
    • vT*.q: very-long time limit queues added (CPU limit is 108 days)
  • Mar 11th 2013:
    • last three R815 have been installed in rack 0, for a total of 10, bringing the cluster to 3294 cores.
  • Feb 11th 2013:
  • The status of the current h/w and s/w changes was updated (Oct 3, 2012).

  • Check here for past news.


  • References to hydra (publications, proposals, etc) should mention the cluster as
the Smithsonian Institution High Performance Cluster (SI/HPC).


The following primers detail how to use the cluster:

Man Pages for Grid Engine Commands


  1. Queues
  2. Error Messages
  3. Compilers
  4. Disk Use
  5. S/W packages

Contact me (at hpc@cfa) to suggest/request other topics to cover or other questions to answer.

HPC Web Utilities

-- SylvainKorzennikHPCAnalyst - page created 12 Dec 2011

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