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User Guide

Overview and Status

The User Guide menu to the left gives instructions on using the MASSIVE cluster.

The User Guide is structured in steps of complexity. The Getting Started section covers the basics of getting an account and the software required to access the account. The next sections detail basic usage of the cluster (Cluster Instructions), usage of individual software packages installed on the cluster (Software Instructions) and common workflows requiring multiple steps and software packages to achieve a specific goal (Workflow Instructions).

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System Status

MASSIVE (Centos 5/PBS)

M1 (Australian Synchrotron) - operational and accessible through m1-login1 and m1-login2
  - m1-login2 is not available due to Centos 6 migration, please use m1-login1

M2 (Monash University) - operational and accessible through m2-login1 and m2-login2
  - m2-login2 will soon be migrated to Centos 6, please use m2-login1


M2 (Monash University) - operational and accessible through m2-login3

Known Issues

MASSIVE (Centos 5/PBS)

- low availability of nodes due to transition to Centos 6/SLURM)


- see Transitioning to SLURM for current info