Getting connected

Software

Users connect to MCSR supercomputers via the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol. For Windows, we recommend using PuTTY (external link). FileZilla works well for file transfer.

SSH Secure Shell does not support modern algorithms and will not work.

Mac OS X and Linux users should use the command line SSH client, named ssh, that is included with their operating system.

Gateway

For security purposes, users cannot connect directly to the supercomputers. They must first connect to the hpcwoods gateway server, whose full hostname is hpcwoods.olemiss.edu. You will need your MCSR username and password that you received when your accounts were created.

To connect the hpcwoods using a command-line SSH client, type:
ssh hpcwoods.olemiss.edu

Note that new users will be required to reset their initial password when connecting for the first time.

Connecting to supercomputers

Once on hpcwoods, use the command line SSH client to connect to the supercomputer of your choice. For instance, to connect to catalpa, a user would run the command:
ssh catalpa