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Oscar User Manual

Welcome to CCV's user manual!

This manual is primarily a guide for using Oscar, a large compute cluster maintained by CCV for use by Brown researchers. All new users are recommended to read through the "Getting Started" page.


We use angular brackets to denote command-line options that you should replace with an appropriate value. For example, the placeholders <user> and <group> should be replaced with your own user name and group name. The $ sign at the beginning of commands represents the command prompt. Do not copy that while copying commands to your shell.