- 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
- Notes on using SSH and configuring Lonestar6 here
$HOME is your home directory on TACC. This has a strict storage limit of 10 GB, but it is backed up. This is not a suitable place for long-term storage of large files. I mainly just keep basic scripts there. Check your disk usage with
du -sh ./*/
$WORK does not have the same storage limit, but it is also not backed up. For machine learning, I have found it necessary to install conda within work, since environments can get pretty large
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. When asked for an install location, specify $WORK
Add your conda install to your path
test that everything is working
conda info --envs
You can activate, install packages, etc as you would for a local conda environment
Using PyTorch on Lonestar6
In a clean conda environment, install torch and torchvision
conda install pytorch torchvision torchaudio cudatoolkit=11.1 -c pytorch -c nvidia
Using Jupyter notebooks on TACC
In a web browser, visit the TACC Vis portal.
Create a job with your desired resources and partition. Leave the “reservation” field blank.
Using zsh shell on TACC
Instructions by Jeffrey Lai
Instructions for downloading zsh + oh-my-zsh on LS6:
First download zsh from source:
wget -O zsh.tar.xz https://sourceforge.net/projects/zsh/files/latest/download mkdir zsh && unxz zsh.tar.xz && tar -xvf zsh.tar -C zsh --strip-components 1 cd zsh
Compile it into the home directory:
./configure --prefix=$HOME make make install
Place the following lines at the bottom of
rm -rf $HOME/.zcompdump* exec $HOME/bin/zsh -l
Restart the shell to run zsh (
zsh). Then install oh-my-zsh:
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
Then place the following line at the top of the
Finally, restart the shell and enjoy the features of oh-my-zsh!