Useful information

  • TACC getting started guide
  • TACC conda and advanced guide
  • Run Jupyter in browser via TACC Vis portal.
  • Notes on getting started with Python and conda here

Using conda on Lonestar

Since conda is not installed by default, you cannot currently use module load conda as you would on Stampede

In your user folder, make a directory called src and then use wget to download the Miniconda 64 bit Linux installer into the folder (go to the Miniconda page, find the first Linux installer, and right click to copy the link address). Follow the Miniconda instructions to run the installer bash script.

Add your conda install to your path

export PATH="~/miniconda/bin:$PATH"

test that everything is working

conda list --envs

You can activate, install packages, etc as you would for a local conda environment

Using Jupyter notebooks on TACC

In a web browser, visit the TACC Vis portal.

Create a job with your desired resources and partition. Leave the “reservation” field blank.

Using zsh shell on TACC

Instructions by Jeffrey Lai

Instructions for downloading zsh + oh-my-zsh on LS6:

First download zsh from source:

wget -O zsh.tar.xz https://sourceforge.net/projects/zsh/files/latest/download
mkdir zsh && unxz zsh.tar.xz && tar -xvf zsh.tar -C zsh --strip-components 1
cd zsh

Compile it into the home directory:

./configure --prefix=$HOME
make
make install

Place the following lines at the bottom of $HOME/.bashrc

rm -rf $HOME/.zcompdump*
exec $HOME/bin/zsh -l

Restart the shell to run zsh (reset or zsh). Then install oh-my-zsh:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

Then place the following line at the top of the $HOME/.zshrc file

export FPATH=$HOME/share/zsh/5.9/functions:$FPATH

Finally, restart the shell and enjoy the features of oh-my-zsh!