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
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)
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
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
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.