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Initial setup of your account

Getting started​

Access to our cluster is primarily via our Open OnDemand web interface (VDI), but for short-term non-graphical access your can SSH to a redundent pair of machines must not​ be used for any processing, they are purely for you to manipulate your files, upload/download data and submit tasks to the queues and to gain access to other resources (they enforce limits on CPU and memory, so significant tasks are likely to take a long time or fail due to lack of RAM). You may use the VDI hosts for any compute purpose.

On first connecting your SSH client will ask if you trust the remote server - check that the 'fingerprint' against those published on our SSH page.

Using Software

Software is managed using the Environment Modules tools, so to access most neuroimaging software you will need to load the appropriate module.

Storage locations

​User home folders (at /home/fs0/<username>) are intentionally limited in size so do not store any project data in this location. Users have a dedicated scratch folder /vols/Scratch/<username> and you may have access to a research group storage area. Please see our storage locations page.

Graphical Programs

​WIN Centre users have access to a web-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that can be used to run graphical software on any of our interactive nodes - these hosts are not accessable by any other route (no direct SSH or VNC access is possible).

Submitting to the Cluster​

For information on submitting jobs to the CPU or GPU cluster nodes see our job submission pages.