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Resources for tara users
See the 2010 Resources Page for documentation from before the June 7, 2011 change in scheduling policies.
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. Domain specific (e.g. computational chemisty and biology)


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

Parallel programming (besides MPI)



General Productivity

Tips for working productively on tara.