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IQSS: Specify Resources for RStudio on CANNON or FASSE

The dashboards on CANNON and FASSE let you run RStudio Server, a browser based interface for the R programming language.  This document covers the resources that are specific to the application.

For information about the resources that are common to any application (Partition, Memory, Cores, runtime, and GPUs), please see IQSS: How to Specify Resources and Choose a Cluster Partition.

Getting Started tip:  The settings you specified the last time you launched the application are saved and appear as “defaults” when you return to the page.

Cluster resources that are specific to RStudio Server

Here are the cluster resource options and any IQSS “Getting Started” recommendations for RStudio Server:

R version to be loaded with RStudio Server

The drop-down list gives you access to a number of different versions of R.  Click on the list and choose the one you want.  The dashboard remembers your previous choice so you do not need to take any action if the choice shown is correct for you.

Getting Started tip: The drop-down list is sorted with the NEWEST version of R at the top, so you probably want to choose that!  If you are unsure, choose the NEWEST version.  At the time of this writing, that was R 4.2.0 (Bioconductor 3.15, RStudio 2022.02.3 on both CANNON and FASSE.

Set email address for job status notification (optional)

If you would like to receive an email when you job starts, check this box and insert your email address.

Getting Started tip: This option can be left unchecked if you don’t want to receive email notifications about your RStudio Server job.

Set slurm reservation (optional)

This option is for advanced users. If you are new to the clusters, you can safely ignore this.

The “Slurm reservation” can be used if you have a slurm reservation set up

Getting Started tip:  This option can be left unchecked if you don’t understand what it is for.

Start RStudio Server with a vanilla configuration (optional)

Start RStudio with a vanilla configuration

Getting Started tip:  This option can be left unchecked if you don’t understand what it is for.

Slurm account (optional)

The “Slurm Account” can be use to specify which lab account you want to charge in terms of FairShare for this particular job. If you only are affiliated to one lab you can ignore that entry as it will default to your primary group.

Getting Started tip:  This option can be left unchecked if you don’t understand what it is for.

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