Compute Policies

If you will be using the Kempner AI cluster, please make sure to read through the HPC Handbook before accessing or using the cluster. The HPC Handbook provides important information about cluster access, specs, usage, and other frequently asked questions.

Use of the Kempner cluster for approved users is governed by fairshare. The algorithm prioritizes a balanced allocation of resources, aimed at facilitating the timely completion of tasks from various user groups (see FASRC fairshare accounting for a more detailed overview). This means that jobs, particularly those that are resource intensive or are being run in labs with high recent usage, may not run immediately or on demand. Fairshare guarantees access to resources averaged over a period of several months. At any given moment in a time a user or lab may be using a greater or lesser amount of their available share.