• PRACE User Documentation

  • The user documentation is split documents that contain detailed information on various topics.

    The comprehensive user documentation contains topics such as the PRACE Common Production Environment, the Access to Accounting Information, details of the PRACE Batch Systems, Interactive Access to PRACE HPC Systems and Data Management with tools such as GridFTP.


  • Accounting Report Tool (Distributed Accounting Report Tool)

    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 every PRACE site in a standardised manner. Based on this information it generates reports of the usage of distributed computing resources within PRACE. These reports […]


  • GSI SSH clients (Interactive Access to HPC Resources)

    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 […]


  • GSISSH-Term (Interactive Access to HPC Resources)

    GSISSH-Term is a Java based terminal client application for accessing the Grid created by the UK’s NGS. It supports the use of grid certicates for authentication. Since this application is written in Java, it is supported on most platforms (e.g. Windows, Macintosh and Linux). PRACE provides a customised version of GSISSH-Term which includes PRACE users’ […]


  • GSI SSH command line tool (Interactive Access to HPC Resources)

    Installation Linux users can install the command line GSI SSH client from package repositories, provided by the Globus Toolkit developers or by EGCF (European Globus Community Forum). Both APT and RPM based repositories are taken into account, with some minor differences. On an APT platform, the correct package to install is gsi-openssh-client while on RPM […]


  • PRACE Door Nodes (Interactive Access to HPC Resources)

    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 (Interactive Access to HPC Resources)

    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 […]


  • Certificates FAQ (User FAQs)

    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.


  • PRACE Batch Systems (PRACE Batch Systems)

    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 […]


  • UNICORE6 in PRACE (UNICORE in PRACE)

    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 […]