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Scheduler policy

The CREATE HPC cluster is a shared system available to all staff and students at King's College London, along with staff belonging to, or funded by, the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) or Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC.

The public_cpu and public_gpu are open access and jobs will be organised by the Slurm scheduler based on resources requested vs resources available.

Limits are set at:

  • 48 hour max job run time on CPU and GPU partitions
  • Max 350 concurrent cores per user (10% of CREATE total capacity)
  • Max 8 concurrent A100 cards per user (20% of CREATE total capacity)

If the time limit prohibits you being able to run a job, please check to see if it is possible to checkpoint your work. Currently LAMMPS, NAMD and Gromacs support native checkpointing. If it is not possible to checkpoint a specific job (and we know it is not possible to checkpoint all applications) please contact support to request access to the long partitions.

Interruptible partitions

These are partitions that make use of unused capacity on private servers where available however jobs will run with a low priority and may get moved off if a job with a higher priority requests the resources.

Private partitions

Private partitions can be any purchase off the server price list. We can discuss the purchase and reservation of dedicated compute nodes. To explore this further you can get in touch via a support ticket.