Get connected to MCSR
The Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research (MCSR) hosts a variety of supercomputers that are available for scientific research. To connect to these machines, you need an SSH client, such as PuTTY, installed on your computer. Those favoring a GUI-type approach to transferring files should also obtain WinSCP.
Get an account
Submit a request for an account at MCSR.
Connect to hpcwoods:
Use your SSH client to connect to
hpcwoods, the gateway machine for all other computer systems at MCSR. You will be asked to make a new password if using a new account for the first time.
Connect by typing the following command. Be sure to replace
ssh -Y <username>@hpcwoods.olemiss.edu
Setup SSH keys
You can setup your SSH key on your computer so you do not have to provide your password every time you login to hpcwoods.
Create the RSA Key Pair
On your computer, open a terminal and type the following command.
ssh-keygen -t rsa
At the prompts, simply hit enter (leave the fields blank).
Copy the Public Key
Connect to MCSR
Once you are logged into
hpcwoods, you can access and navigate your filesystem. However, to run any jobs, you must login to the appropriate supercomputer. There are three supercomputers you can choose from.
The command to login to
sequoia, for example, is as follows:
You will have to enter your password as you cannot set up SSH keys for the individual clusters.
Those new to UNIX should read the following handouts.