Submitting GPU jobs
The HPC supports GPU jobs. The HPC includes an increasing number of compute nodes equipped with GPU hardware. Currently, we have NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU cards, but we are working on adding more to our cluster.
GPU nodes are available for general use on the backfill2 partition. In addition, if your department, lab, or group has purchased GPU resources, they will be available on your owner-based Slurm account.
Submitting GPU Jobs#
If you wish to submit a job to node(s) that have GPUs, simply add the following line to your submit script:
Nodes contain two to four GPU cards. Specify the number of GPU cards per node you wish to use after the
For example, if your job requires four GPU cards, simply specify
Full Example Submit Script#
The following HPC job will run on a GPU node and simply print information about the available GPU cards:
Your job output should look something like this:
For more information and examples, refer to our CUDA software documentation