Get Started
The account request process works like this:

1. Request an account by filling out and submitting this form.
2. Click the icons for help on any item. The red asterix * denotes a required item.
4. Be VERY SURE of which cluster you are requesting an account for as they are used for different purposes. Students taking a class will usually want an account on ASURE. Users working on sponsored research will usually want an account on Saguaro. If unsure, send an email to support@hpchelp.asu.edu and we will help you choose the correct cluster.
3. Upon submission you will receive an automated confirmation email with your request number from support@hpchelp.asu.edu.

Saguaro

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.

Linux
1. Open the default terminal application
2. SSH into saguaro by typing in the following: ssh username@saguaro.fulton.asu.edu
(where the username is your asurite ID, and the password is your asu rite password)
Mac
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

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 username@saguaro.fulton.asu.edu as well (where your username is your asurite) and once you click open then it will ask for only your password (asurite as well).

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.

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.

Mac/Linux without NX client
1. Once you have the terminal application open simply put ssh -X username@saguaro.fulton.asu.edu 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.
Windows with Putty and Xming
1. Download and install putty using the instructions above.
2. Download and install Xming from the following 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. Download and install the client for your platform.
2. Right-click and save the file saguaro.nxs to your Desktop. This is the profile used by Nomachine to connect to Saguaro.
3. Double-clicking on the saguaro.nxs file should launch the Nomachine client and have it connect to Saguaro.
4. The nomachine client may complain that the key for Saguaro is unknown, simply tell it to accept the connection. You should not see this warning again.
4. Use your ASURITE credentials to log in to Saguaro. (External customers should use the login and password chosen when requesting an account.)
 ["saguaro1:~]$ mybalance
Project Machines Balance 
———- ——– ——— 
HPCI ANY 394740.71
cse598s112 ANY 4700.28

To charge to specific account (other than your default account), use the -A option with qsub.

ASURE

ASURE is a smaller scale parallel cluster – a collection of many small compute nodes that are interconnected with a high-speed, low-latency network fabric. It is primarily used to support instruction. The following instructions are for logging into ASURE without GUI(X11) forwarding.

Linux
1. Open the default terminal application
2. SSH into saguaro by typing in the following: ssh username@hphn1.a2c2.asu.edu
(where the username is your asurite ID, and the password is your asu rite password)
Mac
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

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 hphn1.a2c2.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 username@hphn1.a2c2.asu.edu as well (where your username is your asurite) and once you click open then it will ask for only your password (asurite as well).

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.

The following instructions are for logging into ASURE without GUI(X11) forwarding.

Mac/Linux without NX client
1. Once you have the terminal application open simply put ssh -Y username@hphn1.a2c2.asu.edu and this should bring up the GUI interface on the login nodes.
2. Optionally you can use the -C option after the -Y 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.
Windows with Putty and Xming
1. Download and install putty using the instructions above.
2. Download and install Xming from the following 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 ASURE like you normally would.

Note: If you have a program that needs a GUI to run, you’ll have to launch an interactive session. To do this, enter the following command:

interactive

This will start an interactive session with 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. Download and install the client for your platform.
2. Right-click and save the file asure.nxs to your Desktop. This is the profile used by Nomachine to connect to ASURE.
3. Double-clicking on the saguaro.nxs file should launch the Nomachine client and have it connect to ASURE.
4. The nomachine client may complain that the key for HPHN1 is unknown, simply tell it to accept the connection. You should not see this warning again.
4. Use your ASURITE credentials to log in to ASURE. (External customers should use the login and password chosen when requesting an account.)

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