Information for users of the WINHPC system
WINHPC runs the Windows 2008 HPC Server R2 operating system.
The login node, which is WINHPC02, is where users login to access the system. This is where applications and software development tools are accessible from. Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011, Matlab and Ansys 13 are just a few of the available applications and development tools available to users. All installed programs can be seen by going to Start \ All Programs on the login node.
The WINHPC login node is intended to allow users with approved access to login to the system and run jobs through the HPC Job Manager. Applications such as Ansys & Matlab can also be kicked off from the login node.
There is only one login node on this system. Therefore, any applications that require high CPU utilization, large amounts of memory or cores should be run on any of the worker nodes. WINHPC02 is in an “Offline” state and is not available for any jobs to be executed.
The D: drive can be used to temporarily save any files. It is not meant for long-term storage. If a need for longer-term storage that requires larger space requirements, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the Mass Storage system.
To correctly log out of the Windows session, go to Start \ Log Off. Pressing the X in the top right corner of the screen only closes out the screen but leaves the session logged in. This takes away a Remote Desktop session that another user could access.
User accounts and associated data are deleted when NREL worker status is discontinued. Users should make arrangements to save or move data before completing work at NREL.
Matlab is currently one of the more popular applications used on WINHPC. Currently, there are only 2 network licenses available on the system. If there is ever an error message related to "No Available Licenses", please understand that the licenses are currently in use by other users. There is a four hour limit set on each license for it to be released back to the pool if it has been in an idle state for that length of time. So, when using Matlab, please be considerate of other users and log out of the application when not actively using it.