The following is the usage policy for the start-up phase of the AIT Alpha Farm. No usage charges will be assessed during the start-up phase.
* All jobs must be appropriate and consistent with the objectives of the university. * Jobs running on the Alpha Farm should only be those that cannot be handled adequately by other computing resources to which the user has access. * All queues, except for LARGE, LONG-SMALL and HUGE, will be accessible to all Vincent users. * The LARGE, LONG-SMALL and HUGE queues will be accessible only to those who have been awarded a Computing Access Grant to the AIT Alpha Farm. This form form is available from http://www.public.iastate.edu/~farm/application.html Grants will be awarded on an annual basis, July 1 through June 30.
The AIT Alpha Farm has been divided up into the following queues: SHORT, SMALL, MEDIUM, LONG-SMALL, LARGE, and HUGE. Currently, these are defined as follows:
* SHORT: 10 minute maximum cpu time * SMALL: 8 hour maximum cpu time * MEDIUM: 4 hour maximum cpu time * LONG-SMALL: 72 hour maximum cpu time * LARGE: 24 hour maximum cpu time * HUGE: 24 hour maximum cpu time
A queues of each class except small runs on the DEC XP-1000 machine: 3 of the queues run on a 640 MB XP-900 loaner machine and each small queue runs individually on 64MB Alphastation 225's.
beans (2048 MB memory, 3 15 GB local scratch disks)