The luna cluster (previously known as helios) is generously provided to the college by the Idaho National Laboratory.
The cluster is undergoing configuration and testing, with the hope that the cluster will be useful for collaborative computing research among ISU and other institutions in the future.
The luna cluster uses SLURM Resource Manager to schedule tasks on the compute nodes. GNU and Clang compilers are installed on the cluster, along with MPICH1, MPICH2, and Open-MPI implementations of MPI for each.
After requesting access to luna, the cluster can be accessed via SSH using PuTTY from Windows computers, and OpenSSH from OS X or Linux computers. The cluster is located at the address
Putty can be downloaded here.
OpenSSH is installed by default on most OS X or Linux computers. To access luna with OpenSSH, use the following command: