The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

1. Introduction

This guide is designed to be a reference for users of the UK national high-performance computing (HPC) facility: HECToR. It provides all the information needed to access the system, transfer data, manage your resources (disk and compute time), submit jobs, compile programs and manage your environment.

1.1 Useful terminology

This is a list of terminology used throughout this guide and its meaning.

HECToR CPU time is measured in kAU. Each job you run on the service consumes kAUs from your budget. You can find out more about kAUs and how to track your usage in the Resource Management chapter.

Contents | 2. System hardware