Using the cluster: advanced
Often researchers will find that they’ll need to take a small problem with one input reference and expand it to reference a large data set. And often when they are referencing this large data set they are doing the same operation on each sub set of the data (or file). Depending on the type of work, this could take a normal desktop computer a long time! But with the aid of a computer cluster, a researcher can take a bit of time and create a script to do this expanded research very quickly.
Some software packages on Monsoon have a limited number of simultaneous users due to licensing restrictions. You can check the current status of all available licenses using the command scontrol show lic . You can also tell SLURM that your job requires the use of a license by adding a line of the form “#SBATCH –licenses:<program name>:<number of licenses requested>” For example, to ensure that your job only runs when a MATLAB license is available, you can add the following line to your SLURM script: