Running Jobs

All interactive and batch access to Frank compute nodes are controlled by a queue system to improve utilization and automate shared usage of the cluster.

When you login to Frank, the interactive environment you are presented with is the so-called "login node", login0. The login node is for editing codes, transferring files, building/compiling applications, and submitting jobs to the queue system. It is commonly utilized by multiple simultaneous users at any given time. Therefore, CPU intensive tasks, productions runs, unit tests, debugging, etc. should not be done on the login node directly, but instead on the compute nodes through the queue system.

The following pages describe the usage of the queue system, policies, job submission and monitoring, etc.