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AMS-GUI

AMS comes with an integrated GUI (Graphical User Interface) that makes it easy to set up, run and analyze modelling tasks. You can test the GUI via the Puhti web interface, www.puhti.csc.fi, but for more extensive use we recommend to install the GUI on your own laptop/workstation.

Use via your browser

Go to puhti.csc.fi using a web browser and login using your CSC user account.

  1. From there launch a Desktop.
  2. Open a Host Terminal and move to a suitable working directory.
  3. Load the AMS module module load ams/2022.101.
  4. Start the input builder amsinput and construct your job.
  5. Save the job (File-> Save As ...).

Short jobs can be started directly from the GUI (File-> Run) but longer jobs should be submitted to the batch queue. All saved jobs, both calculated and uncalculated, can be found in the GUI under SCM-> Jobs. Before you submit a job to the batch queue you have to define what resources it needs (time, memory, number of cores etc.)

  1. Under SCM-> Jobs, select Queue -> New -> SLURM
  2. Queue Name: My_testqueue . You can save queues with different names corresponding to different resource requests
  3. Remote host:. Leave empty
  4. Remote user:. Leave empty
  5. Remote job directory:. Leave empty
  6. Run command: sbatch --partition=test --nodes=1 --ntasks-per-node=40 --account=<yourproject> --time=00:10:00 "$job"
    Please replace <yourproject> with a proper project name. You can use the same command line options as in a normal batch job script.
  7. Use Local Batch: yes
  8. Prolog command: module load ams/2022.101; export SCM_TMPDIR=$PWD; export FORT_TMPDIR=$SCM_TMPDIR This initiates the AMS environment .

Select the job you want to submit (SCM-> Jobs), the queue you want to use (Queue) and submit the job Job-> Run.

Install your own GUI

The AMS license acquired by CSC allows CSC's academic customers to install the AMS-GUI on their local computer. In this way the user can conveniently build and setup a computing model. Once the model is ready, the actual computing task is sent to and performed by CSC's servers. The results can then be retrieved and analyzed on the local computer. Note that the license for the local installation only covers the AMS-GUI and it is only valid for academic usage (not government or commercial research).

1. Request credentials

Request the credentials for downloading the AMS-GUI from CSC Service Desk. Please include the tag AMS-GUI in the subject field. Note that the license covers only academic usage at CSC (not government or commercial research). The credentials will be reset every 6 months.

2. Download

Get the right binary for your machine from the SCM website using:
SCM User ID: <the User ID you got from servicedesk@csc.fi>
password: <the password you got from servicedesk@csc.fi>

3. Install

a. Windows: run the exe with Administrator privileges, accepting all defaults.
b. Mac: open the dmg and drag the AMS2022.xxx item to the Applications directory.
c. Linux: untar the tgz and source the amsbashrc.sh in the AMS installation directory.

For more detailed information, see the AMS installation manual

4. Run

a. Windows: double-click the AMSjobs shortcut
b. Mac: run the AMS2022.xxx application
c. Linux: set up your environment, run $AMSBIN/adfjobs

When you start AMS for the first time you will be prompted for your username, password, and email address. The license should be automatically fetched from the net.

5. Control batch jobs

In order to manage remote jobs you need to set up an ssh key pair between your workstation and Puhti (Mahti), see Setting up SSH keys.

All saved jobs, both calculated and uncalculated, can be found in the GUI under SCM-> Jobs. Before you submit a job to the batch queue you have to define what resources it needs (time, memory, number of cores etc.)

  1. Select Queue -> New -> SLURM
  2. Queue Name: My_testqueue . You can save queues with different names corresponding to different resource requests
  3. Remote host: puhti.csc.fi.
  4. Remote user: <your CSC username>
  5. Remote job directory: /scratch/<yourproject>
  6. Run command: sbatch --partition=test --nodes=1 --ntasks-per-node=40 --account=<yourproject> --time=00:10:00 "$job"
    Please replace <yourproject> with a proper project name. You can use the same command line options as in a normal batch job script.
  7. Use Local Batch: no
  8. Prolog command: source /appl/soft/chem/adf/ams2022.101/ams_csc.bash;export SCM_TMPDIR=/scratch/<yourproject>; export FORT_TMPDIR=$SCM_TMPDIR

Last edited Mon May 9 2022