Installing software locally on a HPC system

By Dr Minh Dinh, QCIF eResearch Analyst at UQ

Software, both commercial and open source, are often prebuilt and installed system-wide on HPC systems. They can be accessed using the module load command, which updates the system setting to expose the path to the executables and to include any library dependency. However, users often find themselves needing to build and install software, from source code, for their work.

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How to choose a HPC cluster

By Dr Marlies Hankel, QCIF eResearch Analyst at UQ

With easy access to high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, many users may feel confused about which cluster to choose and if HPC is actually useful for their research. I will outline some basic considerations users should go through to see if HPC is suitable and if yes, which type.

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Configuring Nectar instances to auto update

By Jason Bell, QCIF eResearch Analyst at CQU

As you will most likely be aware, security is a vital aspect of server deployments. But maintaining, updating and patching servers, virtual machines and “Nectar instances” can be a mundane and arduous task. It is very easy to forget, unless you set up some sort of reminder system.

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Why researchers use Nextcloud for research data storage

By Dr Francis Gacenga, QCIF eResearch Analyst at USQ

It is good research data management practice to prepare for disaster recovery by having more than one copy of your research data.

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