Classroom Project Resource Guide

This document includes information on utilizing OSC resources in your classroom effectively.


Request a Classroom Project

Classroom projects will not be billed under the Ohio academic fee structure; all fees will be covered by billing credits from OSC.

Please submit a new project request for a classroom project. You will request a $500 budget; OSC will provide a $500 billing credit. If additional budgets and credits are needed, contact us at OSC Help. We require a class syllabus; this will be uploaded on the last screen before you submit. 

Access

We suggest that students consider connecting to our OnDemand portal to access the HPC resources. All production supercomputing resources can be accessed via that website, without having to worry about client configuration. We have a guide for new students to help them figure out the basics of using OSC; included are basics on getting connected, HPC system structure, file transfers, and batch systems.

Resources

We currently have three production clusters, Pitzer, Ruby, and Owens, with Nvidia GPUs available. All systems have "debug" queues, during typical business hours, that allow small jobs of less than 1 hour to start much quicker than they might otherwise.

If you need to reserve access to particular resources, please contact OSC Help, preferably with at least two weeks lead time, so that we can put in the required reservations to ensure resources are available during lab or class times.

Software

We have a list of supported software, including sample batch scripts, in our documentation. If you have specific needs that we can help with, let OSC Help know.

If you are using Rstudio, please see this webpage

If you are using Jupyter, please see the page Using Jupyter for Classroom.

Account Maintenance

Our classroom information guide will instruct you on how to get students added to your project using our client portal. For more information, see the documentation

Homework Submissions

We can provide you with project space to have the students submit assignments through our systems. Please ask about this service and see our how-to. We typically grant 1-5 TB for classroom projects.

Support

Help can be found by contacting OSC Help weekdays, 9AM to 5PM (1-800-686-6472 or 614-292-1800).
Fill out a request online. 

We update our web pages to show relevant events at the center (including training) and system notices on our main page (osc.edu). We also provide important information in the “message of the day” (visible when you log in). Furthermore, you can receive notices by following @HPCNotices on Twitter. 

Helpful Links

FAQ: http://www.osc.edu/supercomputing/faq

Main Supercomputing pages: http://www.osc.edu/supercomputing/

 

 

 

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