NANCO is an MPI based parallel machine and projects will need to be
   parallelised. MPI courses will be announced once the machine is ready,
   meantime you can take web based courses from the link at
   http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~phr76ja/MPI/
   

   NANCO will have several queues of different lengths for nanotechnology
   projects as well as one, lower priority, queue for non-nanousers.

   The cost of using NANCO will be the same for all queues:

   number of (2 processor) nodes       cost per hour per node
   used by single job                     (US cents)
   -----------------------------       ----------------------
              1                                   80
              2                                   74
              3                                   68
              4                                   62
              5                                   56
              6                                   50
              7                                   45
              8 or more                           40


  Note that the maximum allocation is 16 nodes per job. In addition, please
  remember that RBNI members will be able to ask for a 50 percent subsidy
  from RBNI.


   Forms for users will be ready shortly. They will include sections
   for explaining the relation of the project to nanotechnology and the
   need for a parallel code. (Projects for the limited non-nano queue
   will also need to be parallelised)

   For the moment the NANCO site is still at
   http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~phr76ja/nanocluster.html

   We note that it is possible to test compilation of your codes
   (currently without MPI inclusions) on a 64bit AMD processor on ALUF,
   which was recently upgraded to LINUX/AMD. ALUF is a tcc (technion
   computer center) machine and everything related to accounts and
   general assistance should be done thru the usual tcc channels.
   ALUF currently has two compilers installed:
   Gnu compilers for C, c++ and F77, invoked by gcc, g++ and g77
   Sun compilers for C, c++ , f77 and f90,
                          invoked by suncc,sunCC,sunf77 and sunf90.
   Assistance for porting code to these compilers can be requested from
   Dr Anne Weill.