Distributed & Parallel Computing Cluster
How to request an account if you are in the CSE or Physics department:
Please contact one of the project collaborators and have him contact the system administrator on your behalf. When contacting a collaborator please include the following information:
If you are local to UTA you can come by the DPCC (101 GACB) to retrieve your username and initial password (please bring an ID). If you are a remote user, please contact the system administrator for further details at email@example.com or call (817) 272-7610.
How to request an account from outside departments:
Please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information
After getting your account:
You should also subscribe to the DPCC operations mailing list to receive information about service outages and planned maintenance periods. The list name is dpcc-operations hosted on cse.uta.edu. Information on how to subscribe to the list can be found here.
Users interact with the cluster by accessing one of the interactive nodes:
The machines offer login and file transfer services through version 2 of the SSH protocol. Appropriate client software exists for most operating systems either pre-installed or downloadable. For Windows users, the University has a site-license from SSH.com for client software available here (one can also get non-commerical versions of the same programs from the SSH.com). Another popular terminal client is PuTTY available here.
Once logged in you should change your passsword with the command yppasswd.
On the machines listed above, the same daemon that provides the terminal service, also provides secure file transfer abilities through either scp or sftp. The software from SSH.com provides a GUI based sftp client, while the maker of PuTTY offers a command line program for file transfers.