Virtual cluster

Learn about the virtual cluster that we have created for this course.

Course cluster

For this course, we have created a small private virtual cluster with Docker technology. It has the following components:

  • slurmctld: master node/ login node
  • mysql and slurmdbd: database nodes
  • c1: compute node 1
  • c2: compute node 2

This cluster is meant to be used with Slurm, but we also deployed PBS Pro into it, but the PBS works with only one node called pbs. Among two compute nodes there is a shared persistent volume called /data.

Do not worry if you do not know much yet, we will soon cover all these terms!

Scientific Computing Essentials