Monsoon Cluster at NAU

If you are taking Prof. Gowanlock’s High Performance Computing course, this information may be relevant to you.

When carrying out experiments, you will likely want to use the exclusive flag in your job scripts to ensure that other jobs do not pollute your results. Monsoon has four node generations; therefore, you may want to select a specific node generation so that you do not get inconsistencies in your results. Selecting a node generation can be achieved using the command below.

#SBATCH -C bw, sl, amd #select one

The nodes have the following characteristics:

  • bw: Broadwell Xeon, 28 cores, 2.4 GHz, 128 GiB memory.
  • sl: Skylake Xeon, 28 cores, 2.6 GHz, 196 GiB memory.
  • amd: AMD Epyc 7542, 64 cores, 2.9 GHz, 248 GiB memory.

For more information on Monsoon, see