How can I request an interactive job on Alex?

Interactive jobs can be requested by using salloc and specifying the respective options on the command line.

The following will give you an interactive shell on one of the A40 nodes for one hour:
salloc --gres=gpu:a40:1 --partition=a40 --time=01:00:00

Note that settings from the calling shell (e.g. loaded module paths) will be inherited by the interactive job!

This and more information can be found in our documention on Alex.