Checklist Before You Quickstart

Checklist Before You QuickstartΒΆ

When the CS system is installed at your site, it will be in a CS cluster that will look similar to the following diagram. Before you can start using the CS system, check with your system administrator and go over the following prerequisites first:

Cerebras SIF container
The Cerebras Singularity container (SIF) is installed on all the nodes, including the chief and the worker nodes, and on the network attached CS system. This container consists of the Cerebras Graph Compiler (CGC) and other necessary software.
Slurm orchestrator
The orchestrator software Slurm is installed and is running on all the CPU nodes: on the chief node and on all the worker nodes. The coordination between the CS system and the nodes in the CS cluster is performed by the orchestrator software Slurm.
You have the hostnames of the chief and the worker nodes. You will login to the chief node and perform all your work on the chief node. You will need hostnames of the worker nodes for debugging.
IP address of CS system
You have the IP address and the port number of the network attached CS system accelerator. You will pass this IP address and port number to the --cs_ip flag of your runtime scripts during compiling and running your models.
Login steps
Steps to login to the chief node of the CS system cluster. Logging into the chief node is done by using ssh.


Proceed to work on the CS system only after you have completed the above checklist.