hpc2n environment

Environment Variables

Environment Variables

There are many environment variables. Some will be set automatically at login and some which you can change if needed. Many of the environment variables will be related to paths and storage locations, but there are also some which are set for specific applications (like compilers). These environment variables willl be set when you load the 'module' for the application in question. (Read more about modules in the section about them.)

HPC2N environment

HPC2N environment

The contents of your home directory are placed on an AFS name space and is backed up regularly. AFS (Andrew File System) is a distributed networked file system, which was developed for security and scalability. Read more about AFS here.

Most differences between AFS and traditional networked file systems (like NFS) are transparant for the user, but some important differences are:

Updated: 2017-09-21, 11:05