Access to HTC

CRC computational resources is housed off-campus at the University’s main datacenter at RIDC Park. CRC clusters is firewalled, so you can not directly access it when you are off-campus. You should first pass the firewall using the VPN service, and then try to connect to CRC clusters.

Off-campus access

If you are off-campus, the cluster are accessible securely from almost any where in the world via a Virtual Private Network (VPN), a service of CSSD. The VPN requires certain software to run on your system, and multiple alternatives are available in order to cover almost all systems and configurations.

Students, faculty, and staff can download the Pulse Secure client from the Software Download Service. The Pulse Secure client software for Windows and Macintosh PCs is listed under the vendor Pulse Secure as "Pulse VPN Desktop Client." For individuals who do not have access to the Software Download Service, the Pulse Secure client is available for download.

Students, faculty, and staff can download the Pulse Secure client from the Software Download Service. The Pulse Secure client software for Windows and Macintosh PCs is listed under the vendor Pulse Secure as "Pulse VPN Desktop Client." For individuals who do not have access to the Software Download Service, the Pulse Secure client is available for download. 

Install Pulse VPN and follow the instruction as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    On-campus access

    To use CRC resources, users must first have a valid Pitt ID, and then formally request an account. Once you have valid login credentials, the clusters can be accessed via SSH. For example to connect to HTC:

    $ ssh pittID@htc.crc.pitt.edu

    Your username is your PittID and your password is the same as your campus-wide Pitt password.

    To check whether you can use the cluster, use sacctmgr list user PittID

    [fangping@login0a example]$ sacctmgr list user fangping
    
          User   Def Acct     Admin 
    
    ---------- ---------- --------- 
    
      fangping        sam      None 
    
    

     

    If you do not see your ID listed, you are not granted usage of this cluster. If you believe that you should grant access, please submit a ticket.

    Windows

    Download/Install Xming or Putty (use Windows MSI installer package). Putty setup instruction provided in the following snapshots.

    Mac and Linux

    Open your favorite terminal emulator

    Terminal is the terminal emulator included in the macOS operating system. The Terminal app is in the Utilities folder in Applications. To open it, either open your Applications folder, then open Utilities and double-click on Terminal, or press Command - spacebar to launch Spotlight and type "Terminal," then double-click the search result.

    iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm.