1. CSC User Accounts

How is the computing time calculated

Running jobs at CSC's servers uses computing saldo. If that runs out, you can apply for more (...

I can login to nxkajaani, but I can't login to Sisu/Taito from there.

The problem is likely your keyboard mapping in the remote desktop. Don't try too many times, or...

X11 remote graphics does not work

Remote graphics requires either using NoMachine remote desktop or tunnelling X11 through ssh....

2. Supercomputing resources (Sisu and Taito)

Can I use GridFTP to transfer data to CSC?

      CSC has a GridFTP endpoint that can be used for data...

How can I run hugemen jobs that are longer than 7 days?

  The hugemem partition of Taito is intended for computing tasks that require more than...

How do I know how much computing resources I have left on my computing account?

The most important unix commands concerning CPU time and disk quota are 'saldo' and 'quota –v'....

How do I know which (bio)softwares are available in Taito?

We have listed the installed softwares here: https://research.csc.fi/software ....

How do I reserve a large memory node for interactive use on Taito?

If you need significantly more memory than the 128 GB provided on Taito-shell nodes, please...

How do I start long-running jobs in Taito-shell?

Taito's batch job system is the preferred way of starting long running jobs. It gives you...

How is the computing time calculated

Running jobs at CSC's servers uses computing saldo. If that runs out, you can apply for more (...

How should I backup my data in Sisu and Taito?

The file system used in Sisu and Taito is designed for analysing data, not for storing data. Of...

How to choose CPU architecture on Taito

About half of the Taito nodes have Sandy Bridge and the rest Haswell CPUs. All programs that...

How to estimate how much memory my batch job needs?

It is difficult to estimate beforehand the exact needs for jobs. Usually the best thing you can...

I am a new CSC user. How to get started?

There are lots of material available online: Collection of training event materials and...

I can login to nxkajaani, but I can't login to Sisu/Taito from there.

The problem is likely your keyboard mapping in the remote desktop. Don't try too many times, or...

I have already a taito-shell session open and would like to open another session on the same node. How?

If you need to open a second shell on the same taito-shell node, for example to check the...

My job runs out of memory in taito-shell.csc.fi

In taito-shell.csc.fi each user is allowed to use up to 128 GB of memory. However, the memory...

se How can I share a files in Sisu and Taito with other users?

If you need to share files with other Taito users you can use Pouta Object Storge....

Where should I put my data in Sisu and Taito

Sisu and Taito share the same file system. In practice this means that both machines see the...

Why is my batch job queueing so long?

Queueing is inevitable when there are more jobs than resources. CSC uses the fair share...

X11 remote graphics does not work

Remote graphics requires either using NoMachine remote desktop or tunnelling X11 through ssh....

3. Pouta Cloud

I am a new CSC user. How to get started?

There are lots of material available online: Collection of training event materials and...