Contents

  1. How do I logon to TANGO?
  2. How do I copy files/data to TANGO?
  3. Now that I have connected to TANGO - What do I do now?
  4. How do I edit my files on the TANGO?
  5. Tango user guides - SLURM submission scripts
  6. What the different storage areas are for (/home and /scratch)?


1. How do I logon to TANGO?

Windows

Use a program called Putty

  1. Download the putty program - choose the MSI "Windows installer", or just putty.exe
  2. Once you have putty installed, follow this guide on connecting to tango
Linux and Mac

Use ssh on the command line

ssh tango.ersa.edu.au
ssh USERNAME@tango.ersa.edu.au

Note: USERNAME is your eRSA HPC username*

For more information see our HPC user guide.


2. How do I copy files/data to TANGO?

Windows

Use WinSCP. This is a GUI-based scp client for MS Windows-based computers that has a “drag-and-drop” facility and an inbuilt file editor.

Linux and Mac

Use the scp on the command line  

scp file-to-copy tango.ersa.edu.au:
scp file-to-copy USERNAME@tango.ersa.edu.au:FOLDER_IN_HOME_DIR/SUB_FOLDER/new-filename

  

 copying the file to a SUB_FOLDER and renaming it to new-filename


3. Now that I have connected to TANGO - What do I do now?

You need to use the Linux command line. Try this cheat sheet to get you started.


4. How do I edit my files on the TANGO?

Use a command line editor such as 'nano' , ‘vi’  or ‘emacs’. Guide to using the editor "nano"


5. Tango user guides - SLURM submission scripts

You will find the SLURM submission script template in your home directory under a folder called .templates.

ls -lar .templates/
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  563 Apr 28 15:05 tango.sub

Copy tango.sub to your work folder and modify it as required:  

cd ~/WorkDir/WorkSubDir/
cp ~/.templates/tango.sub myExperiment.sub
nano myExperiment.sub

Note: you can modify the entry for Your-email-Address in the template directly so it is set for future submissions. 

### email address for user
#SBATCH --mail-user=Your-email-Address

6. What the different storage areas are for (/home and /scratch)


/home: Storage for your program code, submission scripts and input and output files. This is network-based storage (200GB burstable to 250GB per user).

/scratch: High-performance storage used for storing temporary input and output files while a job is running.

For sequential jobs, please make use of scratch storage. Scratch storage is much faster than network storage, so jobs will complete quicker, not having to wait for I/O.

Please see the Scatch on Tango guide for details on creating scratch directories.



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