Rivanna is the University of Virginia’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) system. As a centralized resource it has hundreds of pre-installed software packages available for computational research across many disciplines. Currently the Rivanna supercomputer has over 8,000 cores and 8PB of various storage.
All UVA faculty, staff, and postdoctoral associates are eligible to use Rivanna, or students when part of faculty research.
The sections below contain important information for new and existing Rivanna users. Please read each carefully.
|Partition||Max time per job||Max nodes per job||Max cores per job||Max memory per core||Max memory per node per job||SU Charge Rate|
|knl||3 days||8||512 cores/2048 threads||3 GB (per physical core)||192GB||1.00|
|28+8 K80 GPU||256GB||8|
|28+4 P100 GPU||256GB||4|
|28+4 V100 GPU||256GB||1|
|64 Knight's Landing||196GB||8|
Research computing resources at the University of Virginia are for use by faculty, staff, and students of the University and their collaborators in academic research projects. Personal use is not permitted. Users must comply with all University policies for access and security to University resources. The HPC system has additional usage policies to ensure that this shared environment is managed fairly to all users. UVA’s Research Computing (RC) group reserves the right to enact policy changes at any time without prior notice.
Exceeding the limits on the frontend will result in the user’s process(es) being killed. Repeated violations will result in a warning; users who ignore warnings risk losing access privileges.
Each job in the standard queue is restricted to a single node. Users may submit multiple jobs or job arrays, but the maximum aggregate cpu cores allowed for a single user’s running jobs is 1000.
Users must request a minimum of two nodes and four cpu cores (and no more than 900 cpu cores) when submitting a job to the parallel queue.
Excessive consumption of licenses for commercial software, either in time or number, if determined by system and/or RC staff to be interfering with other users’ fair use of the software, will subject the violator’s processes or jobs to termination without warning. Staff will attempt to issue a warning before terminating processes or jobs but inadequate response from the violator will not be grounds for permitting the processes/jobs to continue.
Any violation of the University’s security policies, or any behavior that is considered criminal in nature or a legal threat to the University, will result in the immediate termination of access privileges without warning.