Creating an SU2 Instance

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Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  • Access to the DiPhyx platform
  • SU2 files to upload (In this guide, we will be using the following files, which you can also download from here)


Creating an SU2 Instance

1. Search for SU2

Navigate to Software Packages and search for SU2 from the filter field.

2. Click "View Details"

3. Select Compute Unit

On the SU2 software package page, choose the desired compute unit from the "Select compute unit" option menu. This allows you to select the suitable compute unit from the list of available units in the READY state.

Tip: If you don't have any available compute unit or need to create a new one for this project instance, we recommend following our guide on How to Create a Compute Unit on DiPhyx for step-by-step instructions.

After selecting a proper compute unit, click "Create Instance".

4. Fill in The Fields

Tip: On 'Create new project' dialog:

  • Ensure that the Project name is unique and not already in use within the same compute unit to avoid any conflicts.
  • The Compute unit Volume specifies the directory on the compute unit that is mounted into the SU2 instance. You don't need to change the default path.
  • The Project Volume refers to the project volume.
  • The Run script name is the name of the run-script in the working directory.

5. Upload Compute Unit Volume

You can use the resources provided in this link for the purpose of testing.

Once the upload process is finished, click "Done".

6. Click "Create"

When you have finished filling out the form fields, click on the "Create" button to submit the request for creating the SU2 instance.

7. Wait and Click "View projects"

Wait for a few seconds while the project is being created.

After the project is created, click "View projects" to navigate to the projects list of the compute unit you have selected.

Starting The SU2 Instance

1. Navigate to the instance page

Navigate to the projects page and click the "Start" button on the row of the SU2 project you just created.

2. Confirm "Start"

Monitoring The Envents and Logs

1. Navigate to the instance page

2.1 View Events

From the more options menu, click on "Events".

2.2 View Logs

In the last section of the instance page, you can view all the logs in the selected time frame.

Downloading The Results

1. Browse to the data volume

Once the job is completed, in the "Volumes" section of this page, click "Browse" to access the results.

Tip: You can monitor the progress of the job by checking its logs in the "Logs" section.

2. Download any file

You can download any desired file from the results.

Terminating The Instance

1. Navigate to the project page

2. Click "Terminate"

3. Confirm the termination

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