Viking is a large Linux compute cluster aimed at users who require a platform for development and the execution of small or large compute jobs.
Viking is a multidisciplinary facility, supporting a broad spectrum of research needs, free at the point of use to all University of York researchers. Viking is as much a facility for learning and exploring possibilities as it is a facility for running well-established high-performance computing workloads. In this light, we encourage users from all Faculties, backgrounds and levels of ability to consider Viking when thinking about how computing might support their research.
Instructions on accessing the system from Linux and Windows are here ARCHIVED - Accessing the Servers.
A cluster consists of many (100's - 1,000's) rack mounted computers called nodes. It is accessed via login nodes.
Cluster are not the answer to all research computing problems. Some of the limitations are:
|Queue name||Maximum job time||Nodes available||Total Cores Available||Nodes Config - Cores - Memory|
Ina addition to the above there are a number of departmental queues that have a range of job times some up to 80 days in length.
Please note: you should not specify the queue in your job script, the grid engine will select the most appropriate queue for your job.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any comments, or suggestions, on the configuration of the queues.
Operating System - Centos Linux 7.3 (http://www.centos.org/)
Grid Engine -Slurm Workload Manger 18.08.4 (https://slurm.schedmd.com/)
To be updated
Pictures of Viking
How the Grid Engine Works - move????