Best practice: Use the Cheyenne and Casper nodes that best meet your needs

April 4, 2019

The Cheyenne system and Casper nodes are configured for distinct purposes. Cheyenne is best used for running climate and weather models and simulations while the heterogeneous Casper cluster of nodes is for other specialized work. Most Casper nodes are used for analyzing and visualizing data while others feature large-memory, dense GPU configurations that support explorations in machine learning and deep learning.

This documentation explains how to get jobs running on the most appropriate system for your work and on the individual types of nodes that will best meet your needs:

For expert assistance or guidance in using these resources, contact the CISL Consulting Services Group. See this web page for additional best practices.