Data Processing on the Hydra Cluster

The Hydra Cluster
SAO has access to a Linux based Beowulf cluster, called Hydra. The cluster is located in Herndon, VA and consists of over 3000 compute cores (CPUs) and uses a Sun Grid Engine queuing system. 200 TB of public disk space is available for users.

Using Hydra

For detailed instructions and template scripts for running a job on Hydra see Running Jobs on Hydra. The examples given run a CASA script.

Note that Hydra can be used for serial as well as hydra jobs. The link above gives examples of both options.

We compared the time taken to run a job on the different Hydra disks - see the results at Comparing Disk Speeds on Hydra.

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