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New/Returning User Welcome Letter

Each participating center shall provide new and returning users with a standard minimum amount of information about their account and the services that are being made available to them. The minimum required information includes, username, (Kerberos principle if available,) subproject ID, default group, login host names for the systems where access is granted, the email address where information will be sent, links to local documentation, and contact information for help.

BC Policy: LS2_10-01
Date of Policy: 1st November 2011
First Update: 15th July 2011
Second Update: 23rd September 2011

A sample minimum welcome letter is as follows:

Welcome to the LinkSCEEM-2 environment. By now you should have submitted an application for Preparatory/Production access on our HPC resources. If this is not the case please follow the link in order to complete a Preparatory/Production submission: https://ssl.linklings.net/applications/linksceem/


Below we outline the procedure required for getting access on LinkSCEEM-2 HPC resources.

Login Node Names for HPC Resources

If you have been successful in your submission, you (and your collaborators) will be granted access to the LinkSCEEM-2 HPC resource(s) indicated in your notification email. The login nodes of the systems are the following:

  • BA (Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt) : hpc.bibalex.org
  • EUCLID (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus) : euclid.cyi.ac.cy
  • CyTera (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus) : login.cytera.cyi.ac.cy
  • Blue Gene (NARSS, Egypt) : narss-rout.narss.sci.eg
Obtaining an Account

To gain access to one of the above HPC resources please do the following:
a. Print, complete, sign and fax the Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) for the resource you have been granted access to (fax no: +357-22-208625).
The AUP is available in .pdf & .doc formats from the LinkSCEEM website (http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/how-to-apply/documents-n-templates.html).
As “Project Reference code” put the project code (eg. ls_app100s0) corresponding to your linklings submission.

b. Each registered project member should request a user account on the allocated HPC resource(s) by completing the following form:
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/user-support/access-issues-login.html
Please note:
• You will not be granted a user account on a HPC resource if you have not completed this form.
• Each accepted project is allocated a specific HPC site, you will only be allowed access to your projects allocated site(s)
• You will not be granted access unless you are registered as a collaborator in an accepted production or preparatory project. Additional collaborators (not registered in the original proposal) can only be registered by the project leader by contacting hpc-support@linksceem.eu
• If you are permitted to access to more than one HPC resource you will have to complete the form for each permitted site – each time choosing the appropriate (and different) HPC resource you are entitled to use.

Once the above has been done, you will be contacted by the HPC site to request your ssh public key.
If you need instructions on how to generate a public key, please visit the following link:
http://eniac.cyi.ac.cy/display/UserDoc/Accessing+LinkSCEEM+Resources

User Resources

The LinkSCEEM2 website has a section on User Resources, please familiarize yourself with its content.
There you will find useful and extensive information - such as, for example, how to address the helpdesk and report issues, and information on available training materials.. Here are some initial pointers from this information that should prove useful:

  • User Support & helpdesk procedures

http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/user-support/basics.html

  • Quickstart - Getting Started on LinkSCEEM HPC Resources course:

http://eniac.cyi.ac.cy/display/UserDoc/Quickstart

  • Training Material

http://www.linksceem.eu/ATutor (please make an account, material under construction)

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the helpdesk system: hpc-support@linksceem.eu

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