A computer cluster is a set of loosely or tightly connected computers that work together so that, in many respects, they can be viewed as a single system. Unlike grid computers, computer clusters have each node set to perform the same task, controlled and scheduled by software.
An account allows you to have an access to the cluster farm via the front server. You need to log in and use dedicated commands to run your jobs to the cluster.
You can send jobs to the cluster using the SGE job scheduler.
Learn here the basics of SGE with some typical examples.
Users can access to tens of nodes, representing hundreds of cores.
The nodes are organized as queues. Each queue has particularities in terms of RAM memory, job duration listed in the table below.
Due to their specificity (high amount of RAM) queues bigmem.q and highmem.q are only available on demand after justification. You can ask for an access here.
maiage.q and web.q are queues restricted to authorized users