The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

HECToR Documentation

This section contains links to various documentation resources that may be of use to HECToR users.

Good Practice Guides for HECToR

In addition to the User Guide and Wiki the CSE team maintain good practice guides for various aspects of using the HECToR service.

Getting Started Basics Start here if you're using HECToR for the first time.
HECToR Phase 3 (32-core) Specific information about HECToR phase 3.
Good Practice Guide: Debugging How to search for bugs in your programs on HECToR.
Good Practice Guide: Performance Measurement A guide to timing your programs and interpreting information from CrayPAT .
Good Practice Guide: Serial Code Optimisation Optimising the performance of your code at the level of a single core.
Good Practice Guide: Parallel Optimisation Some tips on how to improve the parallel performance of your code.
Good Practice Guide: IO An introduction to IO (Input/Output) concepts and performing effective, scalable IO.
Good Practice Guide: Software Management Information on tools that are available to help manage software projects.

Code Optimisation Checklist for HECToR

The Code Optimisation Checklist is a step-by-step guide to code optimisation on HECToR.