HPC IT Helpdesk¶
Note that there also is the firstname.lastname@example.org email address that you can user for user discussions and getting support from other users (in particular for things out of scope for the helpdesk).
Please also use the handy figure below on general problem resolution.
You can also try to get help in the HPC Talk BIH HPC user self-help forum!
Our helpdesk can support you in the following areas:
- Problems/questions with connecting to the clusters.
- Problems/questions with using the cluster scheduler or operating system.
- Requests for the installation of common software.
- Problems with running your software that works in other environments.
We will try our best to resolve these issues. Please note that all other questions can only be answered in a "best effort way".
The following topics are out of scope for the BIH HPC Helpdesk:
- Generic Linux or programming questions (try stackoverflow.com).
- Managing users, groups, and projects on the clusters (use email@example.com).
- Generic help with Snakemake or other workflow engines (See Stackoverflow for getting help with Snakemake).
- Help with bioinformatics or other scientific software. Please contact the authors/communities of these software for help (also known as "upstream").
We're happy to see if we can help when there is a concrete problem with the software, e.g.,
- something that breaks from one week to another without you changing anything and you assume a change on the cluster, or
- you need a generic dependency that you cannot install via conda or on your own. Please read the section Administration-Provided Software to learn about the kinds of software that we will install and the kinds that we will not.