Best uses of Cheyenne login nodes

June 5, 2019

The six Cheyenne login nodes are shared by everyone in the user community, so it’s important to keep in mind their intended purposes. Beyond logging in, users can run short, non-memory-intensive processes on the login nodes. These include tasks such as text editing or running small serial scripts or programs and submitting jobs to run on the compute nodes.

Memory-intensive processes that slow login node performance for all users are killed automatically and the responsible parties are notified by email. One good way to avoid this is by running an interactive job on the batch nodes when you need to do more memory-intensive work.

Learn more about using shared resources.