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Policies

    Charter of the Board of Governance


    The Board of Governance for the University Research Computing Facility (URCF), the ‘Board’, has been formed to ensure that the URCF supports the computational research needs of the Drexel research community, consistent with the URCF’s mission, vision and strategic goals, and the availability of institutional resources.

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    Picotte Participation Policy


    Policies and guidelines governing Picotte are determined by the URCF Board of Governance based upon input from the elected faculty members and senior technical support staff. Use of Picotte is restricted to non-commercial academic use. 

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    Usage Rates


    One Service Unit (SU) is equivalent to one requested core-hour. E.g. a job requesting 16 slots which runs for one hour consumes 16 SUs.

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    Hosting


    Requirements for hosting hardware in the URCF:

    • In good working order
    • Rack-mountable; PI must provide rails.  The rails must fit standard 19" EIA-310 racks.
    • Linked to a PI
    • Linked to a Drexel fund number

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    Fair Share Allocations On Picotte


    The Drexel Cluster consists of a login node and compute nodes, interconnected by both standard and fast networks. The rationale in offering this resource is to free researchers from the need to purchase entire clusters and instead focus their equipment resources on compute hardware and to avail them of the systems administration services the Cluster requires.

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    Picotte User Accounts


    The University Block of Picotte is available to Drexel faculty and students to run batch jobs. The job scheduling software is configured to allow the fairest allocation of compute time across all Picotte users, and no hard limits on compute time are currently in place. 

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