• PRACE User Documentation

  • The user documentation is split into documents that cover the following topics of the comprehensive common PRACE operational services:


  • Accounting Report Tool (Job accounting)

    Description The PRACE infrastructure enables access to the PRACE CPU hour usage using DART, the Distributed Accounting Report Tool, which is a client application which gathers accounting information provided by several PRACE sites in a standardised manner. Based on this information it generates reports of the usage of distributed computing resources within PRACE. These reports […]


  • Certificates FAQ (Support)

    This document is the PRACE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Certificates in general.

    This FAQ is kept up-to-date and readers are encouraged to submit newFAQ questions or other improvements.


  • GSI SSH clients (Interactive access using GSI SSH clients)

    This section is devoted to guide the users through the installation, configuration and usage of a GSI SSH client on the local PC. This is a basic step to access a PRACE Door Node as well as, in some cases, a PRACE Home Site or a PRACE Execution. Please refer to this section for an […]


  • UNICORE6 in PRACE (Job submission)

    Overview Introduction One method of creating, submitting and monitoring your PRACE production jobs is via the UNICORE Rich Client (URC), without the need for the user to know the details of the target platform’s batch system. Indeed, UNICORE provides a seamless, uniform and secure access to the heterogeneous PRACE infrastructure. This document briefly describes the […]


  • PRACE Door Nodes (Access to HPC systems)

    PRACE Door Nodes are PRACE machines wich offer interactive access for all DECI users over the public Internet in order to reach all DECI resources on the dedicated PRACE network. The following table summarizes the PRACE Door Nodes together with the necessary details for the login. SITE Hostname Port CINECA gssh.fermi.cineca.it 2222 SURFsara int1-bb.cartesius.surfsara.nl 2222 […]


  • Interactive Access to HPC Resources (Access to HPC systems)

    Interactive access is provided to all systems for which access is granted as part of a PRACE allocation of Tier-0 resources and DECI calls. The following paragraphs will refer multiple times to the concepts of Execution Site, Home Site and PRACE Door Node. An Execution Site is a PRACE resource offering computational resources to the […]


  • PRACE Batch Systems (Job submission)

    Introduction This document briefly describes each of the Batch Systems currently deployed at each of the PRACE platforms. It describes some basic commands of each system and then lists some site-specific commands which may be of interest. For further more detailed information, the user should visit the platform’s online User Guide. Overview This document lists […]


  • Data Transfer with GridFTP (Data transfer)

    This document describes the deployment and usage of the data transfer facility GridFTP, a component of the Globus middleware suite. GridFTP allows to transfer data efficiently between PRACE sites as well as between a non-PRACE site and a PRACE site.