ADCI-BGQ is a plug-in in the ADCI software, enabling you to take advantage of the IBM Blue Gene/Q (BGQ) supercomputer located in Toronto, Canada to significantly expedite processing samples and estimating radiation doses.
To use ADCI-BGQ, one prerequisite is that a JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is installed on your computer. To install a JRE, perform the following steps:
To use ADCI-BGQ, one prerequisite is that you have an account on the BGQ server, which authorizes you to use the storage space and run jobs.
Your account consists of a user name and a password for logging in. After logging in, you will have two top-level directories (‘home’ and ‘scratch’). The ‘home’ directory has a smaller storage capacity and is backed up regularly; the ‘scratch’ directory is larger but not backed up. For more knowledge about the BGQ file system, visit https://docs.scinet.utoronto.ca/index.php/BGQ.
To obtain an account, please contact Dr. Peter Rogan (email@example.com, Tel: 1-(519) 661-4255).
To use the Kriging functionality of ADCI-BGQ, the ArcGIS software developed by the ESRI company needs to be first installed on your computer. To install ArcGIS, perform the following steps:
To start the ADCI-BGQ plug-in in the ADCI software, click the ‘ADCI-BGQ’ menu item under the ‘(to be determined)’ menu.