5. What next?

Now you should start getting familiar with Compute1! Don’t hesitate to ask for help on Slack—that’s what it’s there for! In our Slack workspace there is a channel (#washu-cluster) for conversations about Compute1. Join that channel and ask for help! Don’t feel like questions have to be well-formed before you post them—it’s just out internal group chat and people will be happy to help you!

Check out the Useful links & information page for links to tutorials, references, and up-to-date information on Compute1. Take a look at the Useful b-commands page for a quick reference of useful commands for interacting with LSF. See the contacts page for who to contact for help, or to report out-of-date information.

5.1. Optional: Join GitHub

GitHub is a software development and version control platform. GitHub is used extensively by the GEOS-Chem community (e.g., user support from the GEOS-Chem Support Team) along with many other geoscience modeling communities. You are encouraged to create a GitHub account so that you can

  1. Save your code in a safe and accessible place

  2. Ask for help from the GEOS-Chem Support Team

  3. Participate in GEOS-Chem community discussions

  4. Work on codes used internally in our group (scientific codes, but also things like this site)

Once you have a GitHub account, ask to be added to the ACAG organization.