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Getting Started

Jupyter notebook server on Odyssey

This document is to help you run Jupyter server remotely on compute nodes of the cluster and connect to your computational notebook using a local browser of your workstation/laptop.  Start a job: After login to the login node on Odyssey, you will need to start a job on the cluster. While you are setting up an environment, we recommend using an interactive…

Mounting Storage on Desktop or Laptop

In addition to connecting to Odyssey servers and launching compute jobs, many scientists use Odyssey file systems for storage of lab data. Many, but not all, file systems can be mounted on your desktop to simplify data transfer. Odyssey file systems which are available to be mounted are shared via the Windows SMB protocol so this process is straightforward(ish). PLEASE…

Introduction to Odyssey — Online

Overview This online training covers various aspects of accessing and using Odyssey, our 60K+ core computer cluster: Access and Login Placing files, filesystems, and storage Selecting and/or installing software Determining resource requirements (time, RAM, partition) Writing SLURM submission scripts Troubleshooting, pitfalls, and acceptable use Methods for obtaining help IT, Data Security, and Data Usage Agreements (DUA) Although we will touch…

Account Qualifications and Affiliations

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for an RC account or what arrangements your school or department has with FAS Research Computing, this document may help you sort out these questions before requesting an account. If you then wish to proceed, click the following link to proceed to the account request tool. Request an FAS RC Account…

Office Hours

FAS/SEAS/Main Campus Research Computing holds regular main campus office hours Wednesdays, 12PM-3PM, at 38 Oxford Street (click for map), room 206. Research Computing staff are on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot problems. HCSPH Research Computing holds office hours/training at HCSPH every Tuesday, 11.30PM-1PM, at 667 Huntington Ave, Boston, Kresge 204. On a training day, It will be 11.30 to…

Introduction to Unix

We do not routinely teach beginning Unix classes, though we may offer hands-on sessions as a part of multi-topic workshops. However, we do expect you (and strongly encourage you) to be comfortable with the following Unix skills before submitting jobs on Odyssey: Know how to traverse directories Know how to create & remove files & directories Know how to copy/move…