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-=== Cluster for dummies... or really smart people who aren't used to this system yet! ===+=== Basic Primer ===
  
-The BIAC cluster is a Linux-based processor put in place to analyze any type of data.  You will work on the cluster though a terminal window by writing commands one line at a time.  In order to set up access to the cluster on your computer, you need to be behind the DHE firewall.  Being at BIAC or on the "Clubs" wireless network puts you behind this firewall.+The BIAC cluster is a Linux-based processor put in place to analyze any type of data.  You will work on the cluster though a terminal window by writing commands one line at a time.  In order to set up access to the cluster on your computer, you need to be behind the DHE firewall.  Being at BIAC or on a DHE wireless network puts you within the medical center firewall.  If you are not within the med center you can request access to the DHE VPN via biac-help@duke.edu.
                                
-To connect to the cluster, you will need [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System|X-Windows]] software. On BIAC computers X-Win32 comes standard, but it can also be downloaded from [[http://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/software/index.php|OIT’s software website]] (click “Browse and order software”). +To connect to the cluster, you will need XWin/Putty from windows, or Terminal with Xquartz from Mac 
-                    +  * [[biac:cluster:access | Accessing the cluster]]   
-== Connecting to the Cluster == +
-  * Begin by running X-Config in the X-Win32 folder under All Programs on your Start Menu +
-  * Select your cluster profileaptly named “cluster,” and hit launch +
-  * Alternative: +
-          * Under the X-Win32 tab in your programs select X-Win32 2014 (or whatever year) +
-          * The X-Win32 icon will appear next to the time and date in the bottom right hand corner of your screen +
-          * Right click it then scroll down to “My Connections” +
-          * Select your profile by clicking “cluster” +
-  * If, prompted, enter your cluster password and hit enter (your cluster password may be different from your BIAC password) +
-  * Your command line should appear with username@cluster (this is your home directory on the cluster) in a terminal window +
-  * Now you are “on the cluster,” +
-                   +
  
 == The Interactive Node == == The Interactive Node ==
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 == EXTRA TIPS == == EXTRA TIPS ==
-  * Blue “directories” are equivalent to folders, “cd”ing is like double clicking on the folder 
   * If you command line is gone in the cluster, as in you don’t have the prompt to type something, make sure nothing is open in gedit (for example batchMakeFSL_Data is open using gedit – click out), click ctrl+c   * If you command line is gone in the cluster, as in you don’t have the prompt to type something, make sure nothing is open in gedit (for example batchMakeFSL_Data is open using gedit – click out), click ctrl+c
   * In order to avoid this, follow commands with an &   * In order to avoid this, follow commands with an &
biac/cluster.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/06 17:51 by cmp12