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What command do I use to run CONVERGE?

CONVERGE should be run using the following command:


This will run CONVERGE on all cores specified in the hardware settings for the job.

What core type should I use when running CONVERGE?

We recommend using the Nickel or Onyx core type when running CONVERGE on Rescale.

Each fully-utilized Nickel node provides 16 cores and 640 GB of SSD storage. We therefore recommend running CONVERGE on a multiple of 16 cores when running on Nickel.

Each fully-utilized Onyx node provides 18 cores and 640 GB of SSD storage. We therefore recommend running CONVERGE on a multiple of 18 cores when running on Onyx.

How do I run a custom build of CONVERGE on Rescale?

Convergent Science sometimes provides its customers with custom builds of CONVERGE which are not available to the public. These build can be run on Rescale provided they are:

  • 64 bit linux
  • hpmpi, openmpi or mpich for Version 2.1.0
  • pmpi, hpmpi or openmpi for Version 2.2.0

You will need to upload the build executable file together with your input file. For custom builds to work, the executable has to be renamed to converge-2.X.X-<mpi-flavor>-CUSTOM (substiture the version number and mpi flavor). An example would be: converge-2.1.0-pmpi-CUSTOM. Please make sure that your custom build corresponds with the mpi flavor you have named, or your job will fail.

Once the renamed executable has been uploaded alongside with your input file, you need to run the job using the following command (on the Software Settings page):

converge -b CUSTOM

Your job will now run on your custom CONVERGE version.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017 03:21PM PST

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