EML Computing Cluster

The Econometrics Laboratory (EML) has a high-performance computing cluster that consists of low priority partition and a high priority partition. This system allow users to work with massive data sets and easily manage long-running jobs. All software running on EML Linux machines is available on the cluster. Users can also compile programs on any EML Linux machine and then run that program on the cluster. It is managed by the SLURM queuing software. SLURM provides a standard batch queuing system through which users submit jobs to the cluster. Jobs are typically submitted to SLURM using a user-defined shell script that executes one's application code. Interactive use is also an option. Users may also query the cluster to see job status.

The high priority partition has has four nodes, each with two 14-core CPUs. Each core has two hyperthreads, for a total of 224 processing units. Each node has 132 GB dedicated RAM. The lower priority partition has has eight nodes, each with two 16-core CPUs available for compute jobs (i.e., 32 cores per node), for a total of 256 cores. Each node has 248GB dedicated RAM.

Details on how to use the EML compute cluster is available at https://eml.berkeley.edu/52