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If you are new to Viper you may find our Quickstart useful.

Further Reading

Viper Website

Research produced with the aid of Viper: Research

Issues with Scaling: Scaling programs on HPC

Viper Specifications and Infrastructure

Linux Command Line

Basic Linux Command Line

Additional Linux Command Line

File Permissions

Interactive Sessions

Interactive Sessions Quickstart

Further Information on Interactive Sessions


Slurm Quickstart


Slurm Website

Batch Jobs

Batch Jobs Quickstart

Advanced Batch Jobs

Visualisation Nodes

Visualisation Nodes

Data Management

Data Management

Windows WinSCP


Using Modules Learn how to use modules.
Further Module Information More about modules and some extra commands.
Modules Available Modules are available without the use of a special license.
Modules requiring special licenses Modules are available requiring the use of a special license.
Test Modules Test Modules.


Languages Information on the languages available for use on Viper
Libraries Information on what programming libraries are available on Viper.
Viper programming guidelines and style Guidance on the readability of code.
OpenMPI A more detailed look at OpenMPI.
Github Information on using source control.
Research software engineering How code can be improved.
Text Editors on Linux.
Virtual Environment Quickstart Get started using Miniconda.
Deep Learning Deep Learning.


Visualisation Nodes

X2Go enables remote access to Viper's Visualisation Nodes. X2Go

On newer MacOS XQuartz is required to use X2Go: XQuartz

Connecting on Windows

To connect to Viper on Windows an application that enables SSH connections is required, we recommend MobaXterm


User Drop-in Sessions are held every Wednesday from 09:30-10:30 on Teams.

There is a selection of Tutorial Videos to help get you started using Viper.

In the Support Portal you can find forms to request VPN access, report an issue with a job, request software install, and request a runtime extension.

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