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== Drinking from the Firehose ==
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== Module Availability ==
For a complete list of all installed software, see [[NodePackageList]]
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For a complete list of all installed modules, check [https://modules.beocat.ksu.edu/ our modules website]
  
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We try to keep the same software available across all node classes, but sometimes it is impossible. Please check the modules website if you have any questions about software availability on each node class.
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== Toolchains ==
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A toolchain is a set of compilers, libraries and applications that are needed to build software. Some software functions better when using specific toolchains.
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We provide a good number of toolchains and versions of toolchains make sure your applications will compile and/or run correctly.
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These toolchains include (you can run 'module keyword toolchain'):
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; foss:    GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain, including OpenMPI for MPI support, OpenBLAS (BLAS and LAPACK support), FFTW and ScaLAPACK.
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; fosscuda:    GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain based on FOSS with CUDA support.
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; gmvapich2:    GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain, including MVAPICH2 for MPI support. '''DEPRECATED'''
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; gompi:    GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain, including OpenMPI for MPI support.
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; goolfc:    GCC based compiler toolchain __with CUDA support__, and including OpenMPI for MPI support, OpenBLAS (BLAS and LAPACK support), FFTW and ScaLAPACK. '''DEPRECATED'''
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; iomkl:    Intel Cluster Toolchain Compiler Edition provides Intel C/C++ and Fortran compilers, Intel MKL & OpenMPI.
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You can run 'module spider $toolchain/' to see the versions we have:
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$ module spider iomkl/
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* iomkl/2017a
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* iomkl/2017b
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* iomkl/2017beocatb
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If you load one of those (module load iomkl/2017b), you can see the other modules and versions of software that it loaded with the 'module list':
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$ module list
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Currently Loaded Modules:
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  1) icc/2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
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  2) binutils/2.28-GCCcore-6.4.0
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  3) ifort/2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
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  4) iccifort/2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
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  5) GCCcore/6.4.0
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  6) numactl/2.0.11-GCCcore-6.4.0
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  7) hwloc/1.11.7-GCCcore-6.4.0
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  8) OpenMPI/2.1.1-iccifort-2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
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  9) iompi/2017b
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  10) imkl/2017.3.196-iompi-2017b
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  11) iomkl/2017b
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As you can see, toolchains can depend on each other. For instance, the iomkl toolchain, depends on iompi, which depends on iccifort, which depend on icc and ifort, which depend on GCCcore which depend on GCC. Hence it is very important that the correct versions of all related software are loaded.
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With software we provide, the toolchain used to compile is always specified in the "version" of the software that you want to load.
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If you mix toolchains, inconsistent things may happen.
 
== Most Commonly Used Software ==
 
== Most Commonly Used Software ==
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Check our [https://modules.beocat.ksu.edu/ modules website] for the most up to date software availability.
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The versions mentioned below are representations of what was available at the time of writing, not necessarily what is currently available.
 
=== [http://www.open-mpi.org/ OpenMPI] ===
 
=== [http://www.open-mpi.org/ OpenMPI] ===
Version 1.4.3
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We provide lots of versions, you are most likely better off directly loading a toolchain or application to make sure you get the right version, but you can see the versions we have with 'module spider OpenMPI/':
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* OpenMPI/2.0.2-GCC-6.3.0-2.27
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* OpenMPI/2.0.2-iccifort-2017.1.132-GCC-6.3.0-2.27
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* OpenMPI/2.1.1-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
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* OpenMPI/2.1.1-GCC-7.2.0-2.29
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* OpenMPI/2.1.1-gcccuda-2017b
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* OpenMPI/2.1.1-iccifort-2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
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* OpenMPI/2.1.1-iccifort-2018.0.128-GCC-7.2.0-2.29
  
=== [http://www.scilab.org Scilab] ===
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The first step to run an MPI application is to load one of the OpenMPI modules.  You normally will just need to load the default version as below.  If your code needs access to nVidia GPUs you'll need the cuda version above.  Otherwise some codes are picky about what versions of the underlying GNU or Intel compilers that are needed.
Version 5.4.0
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  module load OpenMPI
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If you are working with your own MPI code you will need to start by compiling it.  MPI offers <B>mpicc</B> for compiling codes written in C, <B>mpic++</B> for compiling C++ code, and <B>mpifort</B> for compiling Fortran code.  You can get a complete listing of parameters to use by running them with the <B>--help</B> parameter.  Below are some examples of compiling with each.
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  mpicc --help
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  mpicc -o my_code.x my_code.c
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  mpic++ -o my_code.x my_code.cc
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  mpifort -o my_code.x my_code.f
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In each case above, you can name the executable file whatever you want (I chose <T>my_code.x</I>).  It is common to use different optimization levels, for example, but those may depend on the version of OpenMPI you choose.  Some are based on the Intel compilers so you'd need to use  optimizations for the underlying icc or ifort compilers they call, and some are GNU based so you'd use compiler optimizations for gcc or gfortran.
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We have many MPI codes in our modules that you simply need to load before using.  Below is an example of loading and running Gromacs which is an MPI based code to simulate large numbers of atoms classically.
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  module load GROMACS
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This loads the Gromacs modules and sets all the paths so you can run the scalar version <B>gmx</B> or the MPI version <B>gmx_mpi</B>. Below is a sample job script for running a complete Gromacs simulation.
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  #!/bin/bash -l
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  #SBATCH --mem=120G
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  #SBATCH --time=24:00:00
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  #SBATCH --job-name=gromacs
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  #SBATCH --nodes=1
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  #SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=4
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  module purge
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  module load GROMACS
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  echo "Running Gromacs on $HOSTNAME"
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  export OMP_NUM_THREADS=1
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  time mpirun -x OMP_NUM_THREADS=1 gmx_mpi mdrun -nsteps 500000 -ntomp 1 -v -deffnm 1ns -c 1ns.pdb -nice 0
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  echo "Finished run on $SLURM_NTASKS $HOSTNAME cores"
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<B>mpirun</B> will run your job on all cores requested which in this case is 4 cores on a single node.  You will often just need to guess at the memory size for your code, then check on the memory usage with <B>kstat --me</B> and adjust the memory in future jobs.
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I prefer to put a <B>module purge</B> in my scripts then manually load the modules needed to insure each run is using the modules it needs.  If you don't do this when you submit a job script it will simply use the modules you currently have loaded which is fine too.
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I also like to put a <B>time</B> command in front of each part of the script that can use significant amounts of time.  This way I can track the amount of time used in each section of the job script.  This can prove very useful if your job script copies large data files around at the start, for example, allowing you to see how much time was used for each stage of the job if it runs longer than expected.
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The OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable is set to 1 and passed to the MPI system to insure that each MPI task only uses 1 thread.  There are some MPI codes that are also multi-threaded, so this insures that this particular code uses the cores allocated to it in the manner we want.
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Once you have your job script ready, submit it using the <B>sbatch</B> command as below where the job script is in the file <I>sb.gromacs</I>.
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  sbatch sb.gromacs
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You should then monitor your job as it goes through the queue and starts running using <B>kstat --me</B>.  You code will also generate an output file, usually of the form <I>slurm-#######.out</I> where the 7 # signs are the 7 digit job ID number.  If you need to cancel your job use <B>scancel</B> with the 7 digit job ID number.
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  scancel #######
  
 
=== [http://www.r-project.org/ R] ===
 
=== [http://www.r-project.org/ R] ===
Version 3.0.3
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We currently provide (module spider R/):
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* R/3.4.0-foss-2017beocatb-X11-20170314
  
==== Modules ====
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==== Packages ====
 
We provide a small number of R modules installed by default, these are generally modules that are needed by more than one person.
 
We provide a small number of R modules installed by default, these are generally modules that are needed by more than one person.
  
==== Installing your own modules ====
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==== Installing your own R Packages ====
 
To install your own module, login to Beocat and start R interactively
 
To install your own module, login to Beocat and start R interactively
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
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module load R
 
R
 
R
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
Then install the package using
 
Then install the package using
<syntaxhighlight lang="rsplus">
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<syntaxhighlight lang="R">
 
install.packages("PACKAGENAME")
 
install.packages("PACKAGENAME")
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
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After installing you can test before leaving interactive mode by issuing the command
 
After installing you can test before leaving interactive mode by issuing the command
<syntaxhighlight lang="rsplus">
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<syntaxhighlight lang="R">
 
library("PACKAGENAME")
 
library("PACKAGENAME")
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
==== Running R Jobs ====
 
==== Running R Jobs ====
  
You cannot submit an R script directly. '<tt>qsub myscript.R</tt>' will result in an error. Instead, you need to make a bash [[AdvancedSGE#Running_from_a_qsub_Submit_Script|script]] that will call R appropriately. Here is a minimal example. We'll save this as submit-R.qsub
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You cannot submit an R script directly. '<tt>sbatch myscript.R</tt>' will result in an error. Instead, you need to make a bash [[AdvancedSlurm#Running_from_a_sbatch_Submit_Script|script]] that will call R appropriately. Here is a minimal example. We'll save this as submit-R.sbatch
  
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
#!/bin/bash
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#!/bin/bash -l
#$ -l mem=1G
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#SBATCH --mem-per-cpu=4G
# Now we tell qsub how long we expect our work to take: 15 minutes (H:MM:SS)
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# Now we tell Slurm how long we expect our work to take: 15 minutes (D-HH:MM:SS)
#$ -l h_rt=0:15:00
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#SBATCH --time=0-00:15:00
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# Now lets do some actual work. This starts R and loads the file myscript.R
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# Now lets do some actual work. This starts R and loads the file myscript.R
R --no-save -q < myscript.R
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module purge
</syntaxhighlight>
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module load R
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R --no-save -q < myscript.R
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</syntaxhighlight>
  
 
Now, to submit your R job, you would type
 
Now, to submit your R job, you would type
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
qsub submit-R.qsub
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sbatch submit-R.sbatch
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
=== [http://www.java.com/ Java] ===
 
Versions 1.6 and 1.7
 
  
We support 4 versions of the Java VM on Beocat. [[wikipedia:IcedTea|IcedTea]] 6 and 7 (based on [[wikipedia:OpenJDK|OpenJDK]]), Sun JDK 1.6 (Java 6), and Oracle JDK 1.7 (Java 7).
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You can monitor your jobs using <B>kstat --me</B>.  The output of your job will be in a slurm-#.out file where '#' is the 7 digit job ID number for your job.
  
We allow each user to select his or her Java version individually. If you do not select one, we default to Sun JDK 1.7.
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=== [http://www.java.com/ Java] ===
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We currently provide (module spider Java/):
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* Java/1.8.0_131
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* Java/1.8.0_144
  
==== Selecting your Java version ====
 
First, lets list the available versions. This can be done with the command <code>eselect java-vm list</code>
 
<pre>
 
% eselect java-vm list
 
Available Java Virtual Machines:
 
  [1]  icedtea-bin-6
 
  [2]  icedtea-bin-7
 
  [3]  oracle-jdk-bin-1.7  system-vm
 
  [4]  sun-jdk-1.6
 
</pre>
 
If you'll note,  oracle-jdk-bin-1.7 (marked "system-vm") is the default for all users. If you have a custom version set, it will be marked with "user-vm". Now if you wanted to use icedtea-6, you could run the following:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
eselect java-vm set user 1
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
Now, we see the difference when running the above command
 
<pre>
 
% eselect java-vm list
 
Available Java Virtual Machines:
 
  [1]  icedtea-bin-6  user-vm
 
  [2]  icedtea-bin-7
 
  [3]  oracle-jdk-bin-1.7  system-vm
 
  [4]  sun-jdk-1.6
 
</pre>
 
To verify you are seeing the correct java, you can run <code>java -version</code>
 
<pre>
 
% java -version
 
java version "1.6.0_27"
 
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.7) (Gentoo build 1.6.0_27-b27)
 
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)
 
</pre>
 
 
=== [http://www.python.org/about/ Python] ===
 
=== [http://www.python.org/about/ Python] ===
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We currently provide (module spider Python/)
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* Python/2.7.13-foss-2017beocatb
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* Python/2.7.13-GCCcore-7.2.0-bare
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* Python/2.7.13-iomkl-2017a
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* Python/2.7.13-iomkl-2017beocatb
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* Python/3.6.3-foss-2017b
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* Python/3.6.3-foss-2017beocatb
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* Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb
  
We have several versions of Python available:
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If you need modules that we do not have installed, you should use [https://virtualenv.pypa.io/en/stable/userguide/ virtualenv] to setup a virtual python environment in your home directory. This will let you install python modules as you please.
* [http://docs.python.org/2.7/ CPython 2.7]
 
* [http://docs.python.org/3.2/ CPython 3.2]
 
* [http://pypy.org/ PyPy] versions 1.9 (Python 2.7.2) and 2.0.2 (Python 2.7.3)
 
 
 
For the uninitiated PyPy provides [[wikipedia:Just-in-time_compilation|just-in-time compilation]] for python code. While it doesn't support all modules, code which does run under PyPy can see a significant performance increase.
 
 
 
If you just need python and its default modules, you can use python2 python3 pypy-c1.9 or pypy-c2.0 as you would any other application.
 
 
 
If, however, you need modules that we do not have installed, you should use [http://www.doughellmann.com/projects/virtualenvwrapper/ virtualenvwrapper] to setup a virtual python environment in your home directory. This will let you install python modules as you please.
 
  
 
==== Setting up your virtual environment ====
 
==== Setting up your virtual environment ====
* [[LinuxBasics#Shells|Change your shell]] to bash
 
* Make sure ~/.bash_profile exists
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
if [ ! -f ~/.bash_profile ]; then cp /etc/skel/.bash_profile ~/.bash_profile; fi
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# Load Python
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module load Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
* Add a line like <code>source /usr/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh</code> to your .bash_profile.
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(After running this command Python is loaded.  After you logoff and then logon again Python will not be loaded so you must rerun this command every time you logon.)
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* Create a location for your virtual environments (optional, but helps keep things organized)
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
echo "source /usr/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh" >> ~/.bash_profile
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mkdir ~/virtualenvs
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cd ~/virtualenvs
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
* Show your existing environments
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* Create a virtual environment. Here I will create a default virtual environment called 'test'. Note that <code>virtualenv --help</code> has many more useful options.
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
workon
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virtualenv test
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
* Create a virtual environment. Here I will create a default virtual environment called 'test', a python2 virtual environment called 'testp2', a python3 virtual environment called 'testp3', and a pypy environment called testpypy. Note that <code>mkvirtualenv --help</code> has many more useful options.
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* Lets look at our virtual environments (the virtual environment name should be in the output):
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
mkvirtualenv -p $(which python2) testp2
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ls ~/virtualenvs
mkvirtualenv -p $(which python3) testp3
 
mkvirtualenv -p $(which pypy-c2.0) testpypy
 
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
* Lets look at our virtual environments
 
<pre>
 
%workon
 
testp2
 
testp3
 
testpypy
 
</pre>
 
 
* Activate one of these
 
* Activate one of these
<pre>
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<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
%workon testp2
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source ~/virtualenvs/test/bin/activate
</pre>
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</syntaxhighlight>
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(After running this command your virtual environment is activated.  After you logoff and then logon again your virtual environment will not be loaded so you must rerun this command every time you logon.)
 
* You can now install the python modules you want. This can be done using <tt>pip</tt>.
 
* You can now install the python modules you want. This can be done using <tt>pip</tt>.
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
pip install numpy biopython
 
pip install numpy biopython
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
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==== Using your virtual environment within a job ====
 
==== Using your virtual environment within a job ====
Here is a simple job script using the virtual environment testp2
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Here is a simple job script using the virtual environment test
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
#!/bin/bash
 
#!/bin/bash
source /usr/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh
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module load Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb
workon testp2
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source ~/virtualenvs/test/bin/activate
~/path/to/your/python/script.py
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export PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE=1
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python ~/path/to/your/python/script.py
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
==== A note on [http://mpi4py.scipy.org/docs/usrman/index.html mpi4py] ====
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If you are wanting to use mpi with your python script and are using a virtual environment, you will need to send the correct environment variables to all of the mpi processes to make the virtual environment work.
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==== Using MPI with Python within a job ====
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Here is a simple job script using MPI with Python
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
#!/bin/bash
 
#!/bin/bash
# sample mpi4py submit script
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module load Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb
source /usr/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh
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export PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE=1
workon testp2
 
# figure out the location of the python interpreter in the virtual environment
 
 
PYTHON_BINARY=$(which python)
 
PYTHON_BINARY=$(which python)
# mpirun the python interpreter within the virtual environment
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mpirun ${PYTHON_BINARY} ~/path/to/your/mpi/python/script.py
# if you don't use the interpreter within the virtual environment, i.e. just using 'python'
 
# the system python interpreter (without access to your other modules) will be used.
 
mpirun ${PYTHON_BINARY} ~/path/to/your/mpi-enabled/python/script.py
 
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
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=== [http://spark.apache.org/ Spark] ===
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Spark is a programming language for large scale data processing.
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It can be used in conjunction with Python, R, Scala, Java, and SQL.
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Spark can be run on Beocat interactively or through the Slurm queue.
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To run interactively, you must first request a node or nodes from the Slurm queue.
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The line below requests 1 node and 1 core for 24 hours and if available will drop
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you into the bash shell on that node.
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  srun -J srun -N 1 -n 1 -t 24:00:00 --mem=10G --pty bash
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We have some sample python based Spark code you can try out that came from the
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exercises and homework from the PSC Spark workshop. 
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  mkdir spark-test
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  cd spark-test
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  cp -rp /homes/daveturner/projects/PSC-BigData-Workshop/Shakespeare/* .
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You will need to set up a python virtual environment and load the <B>nltk</B> package
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before you run the first time.
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  module load Python
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  mkdir -p ~/virtualenvs
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  cd ~/virtualenvs
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  virtualenv spark-test
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  source ~/virtualenvs/spark-test/bin/activate
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  pip install nltk
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  pip install numpy
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  deactivate
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To run the sample code interactively, load the Python and Spark modules,
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source your python virtual environment, change to the sample directory, fire up pyspark,
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then execute the sample code.
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  module load Python
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  source ~/virtualenvs/spark-test/bin/activate
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  module load Spark
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  cd ~/spark-test
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  pyspark
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  >>> exec(open("shakespeare.py").read())
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You can work interactively from the pyspark prompt (>>>) in addition to running scripts as above.
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The Shakespeare directory also contains a sample sbatch submit script that will run the
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same shakespeare.py code through the Slurm batch queue. 
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  #!/bin/bash -l
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  #SBATCH --job-name=shakespeare
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  #SBATCH --mem=10G
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  #SBATCH --time=01:00:00
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  #SBATCH --nodes=1
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  #SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=1
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  # Load Spark and Python (version 3 here)
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  module load Spark
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  module load Python
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  source ~/virtualenvs/spark-test/bin/activate
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  spark-submit shakespeare.py
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When you run interactively, pyspark initializes your spark context <B>sc</B>.
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You will need to do this manually as in the sample python code when you want
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to submit jobs through the Slurm queue.
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  # If there is no Spark Context (not running interactive from pyspark), create it
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  try:
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    sc
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  except NameError:
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    from pyspark import SparkConf, SparkContext
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    conf = SparkConf().setMaster("local").setAppName("App")
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    sc = SparkContext(conf = conf)
  
 
=== [http://www.perl.org/ Perl] ===
 
=== [http://www.perl.org/ Perl] ===
 
The system-wide version of perl is tracking the stable releases of perl. Unfortunately there are some features that we do not include in the system distribution of perl, namely threads.
 
The system-wide version of perl is tracking the stable releases of perl. Unfortunately there are some features that we do not include in the system distribution of perl, namely threads.
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If you need a newer version (or threads), just load one we provide in our modules (module spider Perl/):
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* Perl/5.26.0-foss-2017beocatb
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* Perl/5.26.0-iompi-2017beocatb
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==== Submitting a job with Perl ====
 
==== Submitting a job with Perl ====
Much like R (above), you cannot simply '<tt>qsub myProgram.pl</tt>', but you must create a [[AdvancedSGE#Running_from_a_qsub_Submit_Script|submit script]] which will call perl. Here is an example:
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Much like R (above), you cannot simply '<tt>sbatch myProgram.pl</tt>', but you must create a [[AdvancedSlurm#Running_from_a_sbatch_Submit_Script|submit script]] which will call perl. Here is an example:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
#!/bin/bash
 
#!/bin/bash
#$ -l mem=1G
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#SBATCH --mem-per-cpu=1G
# Now we tell qsub how long we expect our work to take: 15 minutes (H:MM:SS)
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# Now we tell sbatch how long we expect our work to take: 15 minutes (H:MM:SS)
#$ -l h_rt=0:15:00
+
#SBATCH --time=0-0:15:00
 
# Now lets do some actual work.  
 
# Now lets do some actual work.  
 +
module load Perl
 
perl /path/to/myProgram.pl
 
perl /path/to/myProgram.pl
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
==== Getting Perl with threads ====
+
 
* Setup perlbrew
+
=== Octave for MatLab codes ===
** [[LinuxBasics#Shells|Change your shell]] to bash
+
 
** Install perlbrew
+
module load Octave/4.2.1-foss-2017beocatb-enable64
 +
 
 +
The 64-bit version of Octave can be loaded using the command above.  Octave can then be used
 +
to work with MatLab codes on the head node and to submit jobs to the compute nodes through the
 +
sbatch scheduler.  Octave is made to run MatLab code, but it does have limitations and does not support
 +
everything that MatLab itself does.
 +
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
curl -L http://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
+
#!/bin/bash -l
 +
#SBATCH --job-name=octave
 +
#SBATCH --output=octave.o%j
 +
#SBATCH --time=1:00:00
 +
#SBATCH --mem=4G
 +
#SBATCH --nodes=1
 +
#SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=1
 +
 
 +
module purge
 +
module load Octave/4.2.1-foss-2017beocatb-enable64
 +
 
 +
octave < matlab_code.m
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
** Make sure that ~/.bash_profile exists
+
 
 +
=== MatLab compiler ===
 +
 
 +
Beocat also has a <B>single-user license</B> for the MatLab compiler and the most common toolboxes
 +
including the Parallel Computing Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox,
 +
Image Processing Toolbox, Curve Fitting Toolbox, Neural Network Toolbox, Sumbolic Math Toolbox,
 +
Global Optimization Toolbox, and the Bioinformatics Toolbox.
 +
 
 +
Since we only have a <B>single-user license</B>, this means that you will be expected to develop your MatLab code
 +
with Octave or elsewhere on a laptop or departmental server.  Once you're ready to do large runs, then you
 +
move your code to Beocat, compile the MatLab code into an executable, and you can submit as many jobs as
 +
you want to the scheduler.  To use the MatLab compiler, you need to load the MATLAB module to compile code and
 +
load the mcr module to run the resulting MatLab executable.
 +
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
if [ ! -f ~/.bash_profile ]; then cp /etc/skel/.bash_profile ~/.bash_profile; fi
+
module load MATLAB
 +
mcc -m matlab_main_code.m -o matlab_executable_name
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
** Add <code>source ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc</code> to ~/.bash_profile
+
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
+
If you have addpath() commands in your code, you will need to wrap them in an "if ~deployed" block and tell the
echo "source ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc" >> ~/.bash_profile
+
compiler to include that path via the -I flag.
 +
 
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="MATLAB">
 +
% wrap addpath() calls like so:
 +
if ~deployed
 +
    addpath('./another/folder/with/code/')
 +
end
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
** Then source your bash profile
+
 
 +
NOTE:  The license manager checks the mcc compiler out for a minimum of 30 minutes, so if another user compiles a code
 +
you unfortunately may need to wait for up to 30 minutes to compile your own code.
 +
 
 +
Compiling with additional paths:
 +
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
source ~/.bash_profile
+
module load MATLAB
 +
mcc -m matlab_main_code.m -I ./another/folder/with/code/ -o matlab_executable_name
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
* Now, install perl with threads within perlbrew
 
** Find the current Perl version.
 
<pre>
 
% perl -version
 
  
This is perl 5, version 16, subversion 3 (v5.16.3) built for x86_64-linux
+
Any directories added with addpath() will need to be added to the list of compile options as -I arguments.  You
(with 22 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)
+
can have multiple -I arguments in your compile command.
(...several more lines deleted)
+
 
</pre>
+
Here is an example job submission script. Modify time, memory, tasks-per-node, and job name as you see fit:
** In this case the version is 5.16.3, so we run
+
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
perlbrew install -f -n -D usethreads perl-5.16.3
+
#!/bin/bash -l
 +
#SBATCH --job-name=matlab
 +
#SBATCH --output=matlab.o%j
 +
#SBATCH --time=1:00:00
 +
#SBATCH --mem=4G
 +
#SBATCH --nodes=1
 +
#SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=1
 +
 
 +
module purge
 +
module load mcr
 +
 
 +
./matlab_executable_name
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
** To temporarily use the new version of perl in the current shell, we now run
+
 
 +
For those who make use of mex files - compiled C and C++ code with matlab bindings - you will need to add these
 +
files to the compiled archive via the -a flag.  See the behavior of this flag in the [https://www.mathworks.com/help/compiler/mcc.html compiler documentation].  You can either target specific .mex files or entire directories.
 +
 
 +
Because codes often require adding several directories to the Matlab path as well as mex files from several locations,
 +
we recommend writing a script to preserve and help document the steps to compile your Matlab code.  Here is an
 +
abbreviated example from a current user:
 +
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
perlbrew use perl-5.16.3
+
#!/bin/bash -l
 +
 
 +
module load MATLAB
 +
 
 +
cd matlabPyrTools/MEX/
 +
 
 +
# compile mex files
 +
mex upConv.c convolve.c wrap.c edges.c
 +
mex corrDn.c convolve.c wrap.c edges.c
 +
mex histo.c
 +
mex innerProd.c
 +
 
 +
cd ../..
 +
 
 +
mcc -m mongrel_creation.m \
 +
  -I ./matlabPyrTools/MEX/ \
 +
  -I ./matlabPyrTools/ \
 +
  -I ./FastICA/ \
 +
  -a ./matlabPyrTools/MEX/ \
 +
  -a ./texturesynth/ \
 +
  -o mongrel_creation_binary
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
** To switch versions of perl for every new login or job, run
+
 
 +
Again, we only have a <B>single-user license</B> for MatLab so the model is to develop and debug your MatLab code
 +
elsewhere or using Octave on Beocat, then you can compile the MatLab code into an executable and run it without
 +
limits on Beocat. 
 +
 
 +
For more info on the mcc compiler see:  https://www.mathworks.com/help/compiler/mcc.html
 +
 
 +
=== COMSOL ===
 +
Beocat has no license for COMSOL. If you want to use it, you must provide your own.
 +
 
 +
module spider COMSOL/
 +
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
  COMSOL: COMSOL/5.3
 +
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 +
    Description:
 +
      COMSOL Multiphysics software, an interactive environment for modeling
 +
      and simulating scientific and engineering problems
 +
 +
    This module can be loaded directly: module load COMSOL/5.3
 +
 +
    Help:
 +
     
 +
      Description
 +
      ===========
 +
      COMSOL Multiphysics software, an interactive environment for modeling and
 +
simulating scientific and engineering problems
 +
      You must provide your own license.
 +
      export LM_LICENSE_FILE=/the/path/to/your/license/file
 +
      *OR*
 +
      export LM_LICENSE_FILE=$LICENSE_SERVER_PORT@$LICENSE_SERVER_HOSTNAME
 +
      e.g. export LM_LICENSE_FILE=1719@some.flexlm.server.ksu.edu
 +
     
 +
      More information
 +
      ================
 +
      - Homepage: https://www.comsol.com/
 +
==== Graphical COMSOL ====
 +
Running COMSOL in graphical mode on a cluster is generally a bad idea. If you choose to run it in graphical mode on a compute node, you will need to do something like the following:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
perlbrew switch perl-5.16.3
+
# Connect to the cluster with X11 forwarding (ssh -Y or mobaxterm)
</syntaxhighlight>
+
# load the comsol module on the headnode
** You can reverse this switch with
+
module load COMSOL
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
+
# export your comsol license as mentioned above, and tell the scheduler to run the software
perlbrew switch-off
+
srun --nodes=1 --time=1:00:00 --mem=1G --pty --x11 comsol -3drend sw
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 +
=== .NET Core ===
 +
==== Load .NET ====
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~ $ module load dotNET-Core-SDK
 +
==== create an application ====
 +
Following instructions from [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/tutorials/using-with-xplat-cli here], we'll create a simple 'Hello World' application
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~ $ mkdir Hello
 +
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~ $ cd Hello
 +
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ export DOTNET_SKIP_FIRST_TIME_EXPERIENCE=true
 +
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet new console
 +
The template "Console Application" was created successfully.
 +
 +
Processing post-creation actions...
 +
Running 'dotnet restore' on /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj...
 +
  Restoring packages for /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj...
 +
  Generating MSBuild file /homes/mozes/Hello/obj/Hello.csproj.nuget.g.props.
 +
  Generating MSBuild file /homes/mozes/Hello/obj/Hello.csproj.nuget.g.targets.
 +
  Restore completed in 358.43 ms for /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj.
 +
 +
Restore succeeded.
 +
 +
==== Edit your program ====
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ vi Program.cs
 +
==== Run your .NET application ====
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet run
 +
Hello World!
 +
==== Build and run the built application ====
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet build
 +
Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 15.8.169+g1ccb72aefa for .NET Core
 +
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 +
 +
  Restore completed in 106.12 ms for /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj.
 +
  Hello -> /homes/mozes/Hello/bin/Debug/netcoreapp2.1/Hello.dll
 +
 +
Build succeeded.
 +
    0 Warning(s)
 +
    0 Error(s)
 +
 +
Time Elapsed 00:00:02.86
 +
 +
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet bin/Debug/netcoreapp2.1/Hello.dll
 +
Hello World!
 +
 
== Installing my own software ==
 
== Installing my own software ==
 
Installing and maintaining software for the many different users of Beocat would be very difficult, if not impossible. For this reason, we don't generally install user-run software on our cluster. Instead, we ask that you install it into your home directories.
 
Installing and maintaining software for the many different users of Beocat would be very difficult, if not impossible. For this reason, we don't generally install user-run software on our cluster. Instead, we ask that you install it into your home directories.

Latest revision as of 11:13, 10 May 2019

Module Availability

For a complete list of all installed modules, check our modules website

We try to keep the same software available across all node classes, but sometimes it is impossible. Please check the modules website if you have any questions about software availability on each node class.

Toolchains

A toolchain is a set of compilers, libraries and applications that are needed to build software. Some software functions better when using specific toolchains.

We provide a good number of toolchains and versions of toolchains make sure your applications will compile and/or run correctly.

These toolchains include (you can run 'module keyword toolchain'):

foss
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain, including OpenMPI for MPI support, OpenBLAS (BLAS and LAPACK support), FFTW and ScaLAPACK.
fosscuda
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain based on FOSS with CUDA support.
gmvapich2
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain, including MVAPICH2 for MPI support. DEPRECATED
gompi
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) based compiler toolchain, including OpenMPI for MPI support.
goolfc
GCC based compiler toolchain __with CUDA support__, and including OpenMPI for MPI support, OpenBLAS (BLAS and LAPACK support), FFTW and ScaLAPACK. DEPRECATED
iomkl
Intel Cluster Toolchain Compiler Edition provides Intel C/C++ and Fortran compilers, Intel MKL & OpenMPI.

You can run 'module spider $toolchain/' to see the versions we have:

$ module spider iomkl/
  • iomkl/2017a
  • iomkl/2017b
  • iomkl/2017beocatb

If you load one of those (module load iomkl/2017b), you can see the other modules and versions of software that it loaded with the 'module list':

$ module list
Currently Loaded Modules:
  1) icc/2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
  2) binutils/2.28-GCCcore-6.4.0
  3) ifort/2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
  4) iccifort/2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
  5) GCCcore/6.4.0
  6) numactl/2.0.11-GCCcore-6.4.0
  7) hwloc/1.11.7-GCCcore-6.4.0
  8) OpenMPI/2.1.1-iccifort-2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
  9) iompi/2017b
 10) imkl/2017.3.196-iompi-2017b
 11) iomkl/2017b

As you can see, toolchains can depend on each other. For instance, the iomkl toolchain, depends on iompi, which depends on iccifort, which depend on icc and ifort, which depend on GCCcore which depend on GCC. Hence it is very important that the correct versions of all related software are loaded.

With software we provide, the toolchain used to compile is always specified in the "version" of the software that you want to load.

If you mix toolchains, inconsistent things may happen.

Most Commonly Used Software

Check our modules website for the most up to date software availability.

The versions mentioned below are representations of what was available at the time of writing, not necessarily what is currently available.

OpenMPI

We provide lots of versions, you are most likely better off directly loading a toolchain or application to make sure you get the right version, but you can see the versions we have with 'module spider OpenMPI/':

  • OpenMPI/2.0.2-GCC-6.3.0-2.27
  • OpenMPI/2.0.2-iccifort-2017.1.132-GCC-6.3.0-2.27
  • OpenMPI/2.1.1-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
  • OpenMPI/2.1.1-GCC-7.2.0-2.29
  • OpenMPI/2.1.1-gcccuda-2017b
  • OpenMPI/2.1.1-iccifort-2017.4.196-GCC-6.4.0-2.28
  • OpenMPI/2.1.1-iccifort-2018.0.128-GCC-7.2.0-2.29

The first step to run an MPI application is to load one of the OpenMPI modules. You normally will just need to load the default version as below. If your code needs access to nVidia GPUs you'll need the cuda version above. Otherwise some codes are picky about what versions of the underlying GNU or Intel compilers that are needed.

 module load OpenMPI

If you are working with your own MPI code you will need to start by compiling it. MPI offers mpicc for compiling codes written in C, mpic++ for compiling C++ code, and mpifort for compiling Fortran code. You can get a complete listing of parameters to use by running them with the --help parameter. Below are some examples of compiling with each.

 mpicc --help
 mpicc -o my_code.x my_code.c
 mpic++ -o my_code.x my_code.cc
 mpifort -o my_code.x my_code.f

In each case above, you can name the executable file whatever you want (I chose <T>my_code.x). It is common to use different optimization levels, for example, but those may depend on the version of OpenMPI you choose. Some are based on the Intel compilers so you'd need to use optimizations for the underlying icc or ifort compilers they call, and some are GNU based so you'd use compiler optimizations for gcc or gfortran.

We have many MPI codes in our modules that you simply need to load before using. Below is an example of loading and running Gromacs which is an MPI based code to simulate large numbers of atoms classically.

 module load GROMACS

This loads the Gromacs modules and sets all the paths so you can run the scalar version gmx or the MPI version gmx_mpi. Below is a sample job script for running a complete Gromacs simulation.

 #!/bin/bash -l
 #SBATCH --mem=120G
 #SBATCH --time=24:00:00
 #SBATCH --job-name=gromacs
 #SBATCH --nodes=1
 #SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=4
 
 module purge
 module load GROMACS
 
 echo "Running Gromacs on $HOSTNAME"
 
 export OMP_NUM_THREADS=1
 time mpirun -x OMP_NUM_THREADS=1 gmx_mpi mdrun -nsteps 500000 -ntomp 1 -v -deffnm 1ns -c 1ns.pdb -nice 0
 
 echo "Finished run on $SLURM_NTASKS $HOSTNAME cores"

mpirun will run your job on all cores requested which in this case is 4 cores on a single node. You will often just need to guess at the memory size for your code, then check on the memory usage with kstat --me and adjust the memory in future jobs.

I prefer to put a module purge in my scripts then manually load the modules needed to insure each run is using the modules it needs. If you don't do this when you submit a job script it will simply use the modules you currently have loaded which is fine too.

I also like to put a time command in front of each part of the script that can use significant amounts of time. This way I can track the amount of time used in each section of the job script. This can prove very useful if your job script copies large data files around at the start, for example, allowing you to see how much time was used for each stage of the job if it runs longer than expected.

The OMP_NUM_THREADS environment variable is set to 1 and passed to the MPI system to insure that each MPI task only uses 1 thread. There are some MPI codes that are also multi-threaded, so this insures that this particular code uses the cores allocated to it in the manner we want.

Once you have your job script ready, submit it using the sbatch command as below where the job script is in the file sb.gromacs.

 sbatch sb.gromacs

You should then monitor your job as it goes through the queue and starts running using kstat --me. You code will also generate an output file, usually of the form slurm-#######.out where the 7 # signs are the 7 digit job ID number. If you need to cancel your job use scancel with the 7 digit job ID number.

  scancel #######

R

We currently provide (module spider R/):

  • R/3.4.0-foss-2017beocatb-X11-20170314

Packages

We provide a small number of R modules installed by default, these are generally modules that are needed by more than one person.

Installing your own R Packages

To install your own module, login to Beocat and start R interactively

module load R
R

Then install the package using

install.packages("PACKAGENAME")

Follow the prompts. Note that there is a CRAN mirror at KU - it will be listed as "USA (KS)".

After installing you can test before leaving interactive mode by issuing the command

library("PACKAGENAME")

Running R Jobs

You cannot submit an R script directly. 'sbatch myscript.R' will result in an error. Instead, you need to make a bash script that will call R appropriately. Here is a minimal example. We'll save this as submit-R.sbatch

#!/bin/bash -l
#SBATCH --mem-per-cpu=4G
# Now we tell Slurm how long we expect our work to take: 15 minutes (D-HH:MM:SS)
#SBATCH --time=0-00:15:00

# Now lets do some actual work. This starts R and loads the file myscript.R
module purge
module load R
R --no-save -q < myscript.R

Now, to submit your R job, you would type

sbatch submit-R.sbatch

You can monitor your jobs using kstat --me. The output of your job will be in a slurm-#.out file where '#' is the 7 digit job ID number for your job.

Java

We currently provide (module spider Java/):

  • Java/1.8.0_131
  • Java/1.8.0_144

Python

We currently provide (module spider Python/)

  • Python/2.7.13-foss-2017beocatb
  • Python/2.7.13-GCCcore-7.2.0-bare
  • Python/2.7.13-iomkl-2017a
  • Python/2.7.13-iomkl-2017beocatb
  • Python/3.6.3-foss-2017b
  • Python/3.6.3-foss-2017beocatb
  • Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb

If you need modules that we do not have installed, you should use virtualenv to setup a virtual python environment in your home directory. This will let you install python modules as you please.

Setting up your virtual environment

# Load Python
module load Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb

(After running this command Python is loaded. After you logoff and then logon again Python will not be loaded so you must rerun this command every time you logon.)

  • Create a location for your virtual environments (optional, but helps keep things organized)
mkdir ~/virtualenvs
cd ~/virtualenvs
  • Create a virtual environment. Here I will create a default virtual environment called 'test'. Note that virtualenv --help has many more useful options.
virtualenv test
  • Lets look at our virtual environments (the virtual environment name should be in the output):
ls ~/virtualenvs
  • Activate one of these
source ~/virtualenvs/test/bin/activate

(After running this command your virtual environment is activated. After you logoff and then logon again your virtual environment will not be loaded so you must rerun this command every time you logon.)

  • You can now install the python modules you want. This can be done using pip.
pip install numpy biopython

Using your virtual environment within a job

Here is a simple job script using the virtual environment test

#!/bin/bash
module load Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb
source ~/virtualenvs/test/bin/activate
export PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE=1
python ~/path/to/your/python/script.py

Using MPI with Python within a job

Here is a simple job script using MPI with Python

#!/bin/bash
module load Python/3.6.3-iomkl-2017beocatb
export PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE=1
PYTHON_BINARY=$(which python)
mpirun ${PYTHON_BINARY} ~/path/to/your/mpi/python/script.py

Spark

Spark is a programming language for large scale data processing. It can be used in conjunction with Python, R, Scala, Java, and SQL. Spark can be run on Beocat interactively or through the Slurm queue.

To run interactively, you must first request a node or nodes from the Slurm queue. The line below requests 1 node and 1 core for 24 hours and if available will drop you into the bash shell on that node.

 srun -J srun -N 1 -n 1 -t 24:00:00 --mem=10G --pty bash

We have some sample python based Spark code you can try out that came from the exercises and homework from the PSC Spark workshop.

 mkdir spark-test
 cd spark-test
 cp -rp /homes/daveturner/projects/PSC-BigData-Workshop/Shakespeare/* .

You will need to set up a python virtual environment and load the nltk package before you run the first time.

 module load Python
 mkdir -p ~/virtualenvs
 cd ~/virtualenvs
 virtualenv spark-test
 source ~/virtualenvs/spark-test/bin/activate
 pip install nltk
 pip install numpy
 deactivate

To run the sample code interactively, load the Python and Spark modules, source your python virtual environment, change to the sample directory, fire up pyspark, then execute the sample code.

 module load Python
 source ~/virtualenvs/spark-test/bin/activate
 module load Spark
 cd ~/spark-test
 pyspark
 >>> exec(open("shakespeare.py").read())

You can work interactively from the pyspark prompt (>>>) in addition to running scripts as above.

The Shakespeare directory also contains a sample sbatch submit script that will run the same shakespeare.py code through the Slurm batch queue.

 #!/bin/bash -l
 #SBATCH --job-name=shakespeare
 #SBATCH --mem=10G
 #SBATCH --time=01:00:00
 #SBATCH --nodes=1
 #SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=1
 
 # Load Spark and Python (version 3 here)
 module load Spark
 module load Python
 source ~/virtualenvs/spark-test/bin/activate
 
 spark-submit shakespeare.py

When you run interactively, pyspark initializes your spark context sc. You will need to do this manually as in the sample python code when you want to submit jobs through the Slurm queue.

 # If there is no Spark Context (not running interactive from pyspark), create it
 try:
    sc
 except NameError:
    from pyspark import SparkConf, SparkContext
    conf = SparkConf().setMaster("local").setAppName("App")
    sc = SparkContext(conf = conf)

Perl

The system-wide version of perl is tracking the stable releases of perl. Unfortunately there are some features that we do not include in the system distribution of perl, namely threads.

If you need a newer version (or threads), just load one we provide in our modules (module spider Perl/):

  • Perl/5.26.0-foss-2017beocatb
  • Perl/5.26.0-iompi-2017beocatb

Submitting a job with Perl

Much like R (above), you cannot simply 'sbatch myProgram.pl', but you must create a submit script which will call perl. Here is an example:

#!/bin/bash
#SBATCH --mem-per-cpu=1G
# Now we tell sbatch how long we expect our work to take: 15 minutes (H:MM:SS)
#SBATCH --time=0-0:15:00
# Now lets do some actual work. 
module load Perl
perl /path/to/myProgram.pl

Octave for MatLab codes

module load Octave/4.2.1-foss-2017beocatb-enable64

The 64-bit version of Octave can be loaded using the command above. Octave can then be used to work with MatLab codes on the head node and to submit jobs to the compute nodes through the sbatch scheduler. Octave is made to run MatLab code, but it does have limitations and does not support everything that MatLab itself does.

#!/bin/bash -l
#SBATCH --job-name=octave
#SBATCH --output=octave.o%j
#SBATCH --time=1:00:00
#SBATCH --mem=4G
#SBATCH --nodes=1
#SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=1

module purge
module load Octave/4.2.1-foss-2017beocatb-enable64

octave < matlab_code.m

MatLab compiler

Beocat also has a single-user license for the MatLab compiler and the most common toolboxes including the Parallel Computing Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox, Curve Fitting Toolbox, Neural Network Toolbox, Sumbolic Math Toolbox, Global Optimization Toolbox, and the Bioinformatics Toolbox.

Since we only have a single-user license, this means that you will be expected to develop your MatLab code with Octave or elsewhere on a laptop or departmental server. Once you're ready to do large runs, then you move your code to Beocat, compile the MatLab code into an executable, and you can submit as many jobs as you want to the scheduler. To use the MatLab compiler, you need to load the MATLAB module to compile code and load the mcr module to run the resulting MatLab executable.

module load MATLAB
mcc -m matlab_main_code.m -o matlab_executable_name

If you have addpath() commands in your code, you will need to wrap them in an "if ~deployed" block and tell the compiler to include that path via the -I flag.

% wrap addpath() calls like so:
if ~deployed
    addpath('./another/folder/with/code/')
end

NOTE: The license manager checks the mcc compiler out for a minimum of 30 minutes, so if another user compiles a code you unfortunately may need to wait for up to 30 minutes to compile your own code.

Compiling with additional paths:

module load MATLAB
mcc -m matlab_main_code.m -I ./another/folder/with/code/ -o matlab_executable_name

Any directories added with addpath() will need to be added to the list of compile options as -I arguments. You can have multiple -I arguments in your compile command.

Here is an example job submission script. Modify time, memory, tasks-per-node, and job name as you see fit:

#!/bin/bash -l
#SBATCH --job-name=matlab
#SBATCH --output=matlab.o%j
#SBATCH --time=1:00:00
#SBATCH --mem=4G
#SBATCH --nodes=1
#SBATCH --ntasks-per-node=1

module purge
module load mcr

./matlab_executable_name

For those who make use of mex files - compiled C and C++ code with matlab bindings - you will need to add these files to the compiled archive via the -a flag. See the behavior of this flag in the compiler documentation. You can either target specific .mex files or entire directories.

Because codes often require adding several directories to the Matlab path as well as mex files from several locations, we recommend writing a script to preserve and help document the steps to compile your Matlab code. Here is an abbreviated example from a current user:

#!/bin/bash -l

module load MATLAB

cd matlabPyrTools/MEX/

# compile mex files
mex upConv.c convolve.c wrap.c edges.c
mex corrDn.c convolve.c wrap.c edges.c
mex histo.c
mex innerProd.c

cd ../..

mcc -m mongrel_creation.m \
  -I ./matlabPyrTools/MEX/ \
  -I ./matlabPyrTools/ \
  -I ./FastICA/ \
  -a ./matlabPyrTools/MEX/ \
  -a ./texturesynth/ \
  -o mongrel_creation_binary

Again, we only have a single-user license for MatLab so the model is to develop and debug your MatLab code elsewhere or using Octave on Beocat, then you can compile the MatLab code into an executable and run it without limits on Beocat.

For more info on the mcc compiler see: https://www.mathworks.com/help/compiler/mcc.html

COMSOL

Beocat has no license for COMSOL. If you want to use it, you must provide your own.

module spider COMSOL/
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 COMSOL: COMSOL/5.3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Description:
     COMSOL Multiphysics software, an interactive environment for modeling
     and simulating scientific and engineering problems

   This module can be loaded directly: module load COMSOL/5.3

   Help:
     
     Description
     ===========
     COMSOL Multiphysics software, an interactive environment for modeling and 
simulating scientific and engineering problems
     You must provide your own license.
     export LM_LICENSE_FILE=/the/path/to/your/license/file
     *OR*
     export LM_LICENSE_FILE=$LICENSE_SERVER_PORT@$LICENSE_SERVER_HOSTNAME
     e.g. export LM_LICENSE_FILE=1719@some.flexlm.server.ksu.edu
     
     More information
     ================
      - Homepage: https://www.comsol.com/

Graphical COMSOL

Running COMSOL in graphical mode on a cluster is generally a bad idea. If you choose to run it in graphical mode on a compute node, you will need to do something like the following:

# Connect to the cluster with X11 forwarding (ssh -Y or mobaxterm)
# load the comsol module on the headnode
module load COMSOL
# export your comsol license as mentioned above, and tell the scheduler to run the software
srun --nodes=1 --time=1:00:00 --mem=1G --pty --x11 comsol -3drend sw

.NET Core

Load .NET

mozes@[eunomia] ~ $ module load dotNET-Core-SDK

create an application

Following instructions from here, we'll create a simple 'Hello World' application

mozes@[eunomia] ~ $ mkdir Hello
mozes@[eunomia] ~ $ cd Hello
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ export DOTNET_SKIP_FIRST_TIME_EXPERIENCE=true
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet new console
The template "Console Application" was created successfully.

Processing post-creation actions...
Running 'dotnet restore' on /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj...
 Restoring packages for /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj...
 Generating MSBuild file /homes/mozes/Hello/obj/Hello.csproj.nuget.g.props.
 Generating MSBuild file /homes/mozes/Hello/obj/Hello.csproj.nuget.g.targets.
 Restore completed in 358.43 ms for /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj.

Restore succeeded.

Edit your program

mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ vi Program.cs

Run your .NET application

mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet run
Hello World!

Build and run the built application

mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet build
Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 15.8.169+g1ccb72aefa for .NET Core
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 Restore completed in 106.12 ms for /homes/mozes/Hello/Hello.csproj.
 Hello -> /homes/mozes/Hello/bin/Debug/netcoreapp2.1/Hello.dll

Build succeeded.
   0 Warning(s)
   0 Error(s)

Time Elapsed 00:00:02.86
mozes@[eunomia] ~/Hello $ dotnet bin/Debug/netcoreapp2.1/Hello.dll
Hello World!

Installing my own software

Installing and maintaining software for the many different users of Beocat would be very difficult, if not impossible. For this reason, we don't generally install user-run software on our cluster. Instead, we ask that you install it into your home directories.

In many cases, the software vendor or support site will incorrectly assume that you are installing the software system-wide or that you need 'sudo' access.

As a quick example of installing software in your home directory, we have a sample video on our Training Videos page. If you're still having problems or questions, please contact support as mentioned on our Main Page.