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PPPL's Research Computing Center provides both batch and interactive scientific computing for PPPL, Princeton's graduate school programs located at PPPL, and the fusion community. It processes parallel computing, single CPU, as well as shared memory batch jobs in a variety of sub clusters.

The design goals of the center are high performance, ease of use, and support for the mid to small size jobs not favored by the large leadership computing sites.

Available Slurm Paritions (queues) and their limits

Using PPPL Clusters

SLURM job scheduling info
A Users Guide for the PPPL cluster
NX (NoMachine) - Virtual Desktop instructions
GPU Programming
How to submit MATLAB jobs as batch jobs to Slurm

Recover your files

How to recover your files if you accidentally deleted them

Data Transfer using Globus Online

How to move large data sets from trusted labs to your project area at PPPL


The research clusters are supported by the Systems and Network division, part of the Information Technology Department.

To open a support request, please submit a help desk ticket.

More Information

A simple MPICH-2 User's Guide
Kruskal Infiniband cluster User's Guide
Glossary of Terms
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Additional Resources

There are additional resources on Princeton's main campus that are available for PPPL users.

Hecate SGI System
Knights Landing Test Systems