Hippu is intended for interactive use, serial jobs and usage of graphical application interfaces. Hippu is able to host jobs requiring large memory. Hippu is also the main platform for scientific applications maintained by CSC. For parallel runs other CSC's servers (Murska, Louhi) are recommended.
Currently, there is no batch scheduling system installed in Hippu and there is no maximum execution time for users' processes. However, CSC reserves the right to announce planned maintenance breaks on Hippu at one week's notice. The maximum amount of memory for a process is around 80% of node capacity. These limits may change as deemed effective.
Obtaining user id
The standard procedure to obtain a user id is described below.
If you are a new customer for CSC's computing and application software services, see first instructions for new customers below. The application procedure depends on whether your are an academic user or not.
Academic customers can apply for Hippu user accounts according to instructions on sites:
If you already have a user account on some other CSC's computing server (Murska, Louhi), contact usermgr at csc.fi to obtain a user account for Hippu.
Users of CSC's previous application server Corona should note the following. On 19.2.2009 CSC automatically activated most of Corona user accounts on Hippu. Accounts that had been used after 1.3.2008 were activated.
Initial CPU time resources (joint quota for all CSC's computing servers) are requested when you open your computing project. Starting quota for new projects is 5000 billing units. Instruction for applying for additional CPU are found at:
Large computing resource applications are handled by the CSC Resource Allocation Group.