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GPU Queues

There are three different partitions (SLURM lingo for 'queues') inside the cluster that support gpu usage: The titan-Queues (titanshort/long) currently include hosts i0001-i0009, while the gpu-Queues (infogpu) include the hosts g0001-g0009 1). The titan-hosts carry 4 GeForce GTX TITAN, hence a usage request up to cuda=4 can be selected (see below). In contrast the GeForce GTX 480 is installed on the gpu-hosts (for the gpushort/long queues). Finally, for the tesla-Queues (teslashort/long) 4 Tesla K20m cards are installed.

GPU Usage

To use a GPU you have to explicitly reserve it as a resource in the submission script:

# ... other SBATCH statements
#SBATCH --gres=gpu:<number>
#SBATCH -p <appropriate partition>

Number can be anything from 1-4 on our GPU nodes. In order to use more than 1 GPU the application needs to support using this much, of course.

In order to use multiples nodes, you have to request more than one node.

formally there have been the gpushort/long queues on these nodes - access however is restricted.
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