This section provides information and links on essential skills required to use ARCHER2 efficiently: e.g. using Linux command line, accessing help and documentation.
In order to access HPC machines such as ARCHER2 you will need to use a Linux command line terminal window
Options for Linux, MacOS and Windows are described under our Connecting to ARCHER2 guide
Linux Command Line
A guide to using the Unix Shell for complete novices
For those already familiar with the basics there is also a lesson on shell extras
Basic Slurm commands
Slurm is the scheduler used on ARCHER2 and we provide a guide to using the basic Slurm commands including how to find out:
- what resources are available to you
- how to submit jobs to the scheduler
- the status of jobs submitted
The following text editors are available on ARCHER2
|emacs||A widely used editor
with a focus on extensibility.
|nano||A small, free editor
with a focus on user friendliness.
|vi||A mode based editor
with a focus on aiding code development.
If you are using MobaXterm on Windows you can use the inbuilt MobaTextEditor text file editor.
You can edit on your local machine using your preferred text editor, and then upload the file to ARCHER2. Make sure you can save the file using Linux line-endings. Notepad, for example, will support Unix/Linux line endings (LF), Macintosh line endings (CR), and Windows Line endings (CRLF)
Quick Reference Sheet
We have produced this Quick Reference Sheet which you may find useful.