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To access MSU's HPC system, open a secure shell (SSH) connection to our gateway node, hpcc.msu.edu.
In Linux, Unix or Mac OSX, simply type "
ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org" in a terminal window.
Users running OS X 10.8.x and later will need to review Installing an X-server for Macs if a graphical interface is desired.
In Windows, we recommend MobaXterm, a freely available piece of software which can be downloaded from http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download.html. If you use PuTTY, you may review the following video for running and installing Putty on your computer:
If it is the first time you connect from your computer you will get a message similar to this:
You can answer “yes” to add hpcc.msu.edu to the list of known hosts.
Now that you have connected to the HPC system, you should see a screen similar to this:
This lists the 'development nodes' that you must use for work (see below) and how busy they are currently.
If you are using Windows and require graphics, you will need to install an Xserver Or use an X-11 client. We strongly suggest using Moba XTerm which has X-11 server built in. See iCER Workshops: Set Up Instructions for general software installation instructions. If Moba Xterm is not an option for you, there are various free X-server implementations including: X-Win32, the Cygwin project, or Xming provide an X server. Please see the Xming tutorial for instructions on how to install and run the Xming x-server on windows.
The HPCC also offers a way to connect to our main systems via the Remote Desktop Protocol. More information can be found on this page here: Copy of Connecting with a Remote Desktop Client.
For most work you MUST log-in to a "development" computer (node). Our gateway is only meant to be a portal for users to connect from campus or from work, and many program will not work on it. So all users should log into a developer
node to compile code or run software. Our developer nodes and specifications are listed in the following table.
Intel 2016 Development Node
GPU Development Node (8 Nvidia K80)
Intel 2014 Development Node
GPU Development Node (2 Nvidia K20)
|dev-intel14-phi||20||128 GB||Intel Phi Development Node (2 Intel Xeon 5115P)|
To access a developer node from gateway, type "
ssh -X node-name" (if you are not using graphics or GUI software you do not need the -X parameter). For example:
The prompt in your terminal should change and list the node you are currently logged into.