The account request process works like this:
Saguaro is a massively parallel cluster – a collection of many small compute nodes that are interconnected with a high-speed, low-latency network fabric. The following instructions are for logging into Saguaro without GUI(X11) forwarding.
1. Open the default terminal application
2. SSH into saguaro by typing in the following: ssh email@example.com
(where the username is your asurite ID, and the password is your asu rite password)
1. Go to Applications->Utilities then double click on terminal
2. Use ssh the same way as on a linux system (look above for the command)
Windows does not have a built in ssh client nor does cmd.exe and power shell support ssh in them. There are various programs out there that are ssh clients which all should work fine and one that is going to be discussed is putty (download it here for the installer and for the stand alone here). Once you have downloaded follow the steps below:
1. In the “Host Name (or IP address)” box and enter in saguaro.fulton.asu.edu on click open on the bottom of the window.
2. If you just entered the url above then it will ask you your user name and then password, so just enter your asu rite information for those.
3. The other option that you have is in the “Host Name (or IP address)” box you can enter firstname.lastname@example.org as well (where your username is your asurite) and once you click open then it will ask for only your password (asurite as well).
Once you are in you have access to the login nodes in which you can SUBMIT jobs and COMPILE your programs on the system. We do not allow the execution of your programs on the login nodes because you will take up too many resources and other people cannot get their work done.
In general, it is better to access our systems through the shell. However, if you need to run graphical applications remotely, we offer X-windows forwarding support over SSH.
1. Once you have the terminal application open simply put ssh -X email@example.com and this should bring up the GUI interface on the login nodes.
2. Optionally you can use the -C option after the -X argument which will enable compression. If you are working on campus this is not needed as much, but if you do have a slow internet connection this will become useful.
1. Download and install putty using the instructions above.
2. Download and install Xming from the flowing site: http://splinter.fulton.asu.edu/download/Xming-mesa-6-9-0-31-setup.exe
3. Make sure that Xming is running which will be indicated by the icon in the taskbar.
4. Open up putty and on the left side find SSH (which should be a drop down menu).
5. Click on X11 which should open the “Options controlling SSH X11 forwarding” on the right side.
6. Click on the “Enable X11 Forwarding” check box.
7. On the left side find “Sessions”, click on it, and connect to saguaro like you normally would.
Note: If you have a program that needs a GUI to run you have to run a qsub interactive job. To do this do the following: “qsub -I -X” and you should get X11 forwarding. With this method it does not appear that X is being forwarded, but if you launch a GUI program (such as Matlab or Ansys) by entering their respective command in the terminal, you should see the program load up normally.
1. Go to: http://www.nomachine.com/download.php and download the client for your platform. Note: If you are a Mac user and the program does not install, you will need the NX 4 Preview to run since Apple dropped the PowerPC emulator from the newer versions of OS X like Lion and perhaps Snow Leopard.
2. When you open it for the first time the connetion wizzard should pop up. For the “Session” field, enter a name for the connection, and for “Host” field enter saguaro.fulton.asu.edu.
3. The next Window should display desktop type and such, at which point you can hit “Next.”
4. The last screen you can have it save a shortcut on your desktop if you want.
5. Once you hit “Finish” another window will pop up and for the username and password, use either the ASURITE or the credentials that you used if that is the case.
Project Machines Balance
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To charge to specific account (other than your default account), use the -A option with qsub.
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