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A short orientation to the Cluster and what Tufts HPC is and is not

High Performance Computing(HPC) refers to the means of providing massive computing resources for tasks that are not suitable for desktops, laptops, iPads and portable devices. The Tufts Cluster is designed in a typical research cluster sense for resource scalability, redundancy and consistency with other HPC centers. Compute resources are shared amongst users and access to compute nodes are allocated by a job scheduling program that provides different levels of service.


  • high performance network attached storage
  • file transfer/connections programs using protocols: ssh, scp, sftp
  • interactive and batch access to programs
  • X11 graphics and forwarding for remote connections(compute on the cluster and view on your desktop)