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Resources for tara users
The contents in this section will help you get up and running on our tara computing cluster.

Tutorial: Compiling and running C programs

Read through this tutorial to get started writing programs (both serial and parallel) on the cluster. Even though these focus specifically on the C programming language, they discuss some fundamential issues such as how to interact with the scheduler, so all users should read them first.

Other Languages

Other programming languages available on the cluster.

Other Packages

Other packages available on the cluster. For computational chemisty


Libraries available on the cluster, which can be used in your code.

Parallel programming (besides MPI)



Tips and tricks

Tips for using your account effectively.