In order to submit HPC jobs, you’ll need to login to the head node. That can be done either via either a graphical session or a command line/SSH client (Note that you have to be on campus or on the Bucknell VPN, if off campus, to use these instructions.). After you login, you can begin submitting jobs via the Slurm Workload Manager. Note that you should not run compute jobs on the head node itself; you should submit those jobs to a compute node.
In a web browser, go to https://bisonnet-hpc.bucknell.edu:3300 and login using your usual Bucknell username and password. Once logged in, you can start a graphical session by double-clicking the GNOME icon on the left. When you’re finished with your graphical session, please logout by going to the top-right menu and selecting the bottom right/logout icon. If you simply close the browser window, your session will exit after being idle for 2 hours.
Windows users can install Xmanager Power Suite on either their Bucknell owned computers or their personal computers. Xmanager Power Suite includes the Xshell program that can be used to SSH to the cluster. Once installed, launch Xshell and ssh to
Mac users can use the Terminal application to SSH to the head node. Launch the Terminal application and type:
Linux users can use the Terminal application to SSH to the head node. Launch the Terminal application and type: