TACC User Guides

Compute Resource User Guides

Stampede2 New!
TACC's newest flagship system featuring Intel's Knights Landing and Skylake processors

Bare-metal & VM cloud research
Multi-architecture: Haswell, ARM, FPGA, GPUs
System components at UChicago and TACC

High Performance Storage and Data Management
6PB replicated storage in Austin and Arlington
Direct access on Stampede1, Stampede2, Lonestar5, Stallion

Self-service cloud and virtualization
System components at Indiana U and TACC

HPC, Remote Visualization
Cray XC40 Cluster with Intel Xeon 1.2 PF, 30K cores; Haswell-based Cray XC40

Interactive Visualization, Data Analytics
132 Ivy Bridge nodes with NIVDIA K40 GPUs

Mass Archival Storage
The TACC mass storage server provides 160PB of both short term and long term high performance archival storage.

Cloud Computing
Rustler: Hadoop Distributed File System

Tiled-Display System
Dell Visualization Cluster; 16x5, 328 megapixel tiled display

Stampede1 Decommission: January 31, 2018
HPC, Visualization, Data Analysis, Data Intensive Computing
Dell Power Edge Cluster with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors
9+ PF, 6400 nodes, 500K Sandy Bridge and KNC cores

Data Intensive Computing
120 Haswell nodes; EMC DSSD flash high-speed global store

Software User Guides

Using ABAQUS on TACC resources

Using BLAST on Stampede
A guide to running BLAST and mpiBLAST on Stampede

Deep Learning at TACC
A guide to Caffe, Tensorflow and MXNet on Stampede2 and Maverick

Globus at TACC
How to transfer files to and from TACC using the Globus utilities

idev User Guide
A TACC-developed app, idev allows interactive access to compute nodes to aid developers

iRODS User Guide
A guide to using the iRODS data and grid management tool at TACC

Using MATLAB on TACC resources

OpenFOAM on Stampede
How to build and run OpenFOAM on Stampede


Access Control Lists
Control who sees what and manage access to your files

ACLs on the Web
Manage Access Control Lists via a web interface

Bash Quick Start Guide
The dos and don'ts of configuring your shell and session start-up files

Modules and Lmod
Controlling your computing environment

Multi-Factor Authentication
Step-by-step to securing your TACC accounts

Sharing Project Files on TACC Systems
Create a shared workspace for users on the same allocation/project