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We provide a number of web portals to help our user community easily access and manage computing resources. This guide lists portals of general interest to most OSC clients as well as domain-specific portals. OSC staff also can offer suggestions for more specialized research portals. 

General Interest for Most Clients 

OSC OnDemand

OSC OnDemand is our "one stop shop" for access to our High Performance Computing resources. With OnDemand, you can upload and download files, create, edit, submit, and monitor jobs, run GUI applications, and connect via SSH, all via a web broswer, with no client software to install and configure. 

Access OnDemand | Documentation 

Client Portal

The client portal provides access to OSC's accounting and account management infrastructure. Change your password, update contact information, submit budget requests, manage access to research projects, run custom reports, and report funding and publications relevant to your use of OSC services. 

Access Client Portal | Documentation 


XDMoD, which stands for XD Metrics on Demand, is an NSF-funded open source tool that provides a wide range of metrics pertaining to resource utilization and performance of high-performance computing (HPC) resources, and the impact these resources have in terms of scholarship and research.

Access XDMoD | Documentation 


Query, visualize, alert on and understand your data no matter where it’s stored. With Grafana you can create, explore and share all of your data through a flexible dashboard.

Access Grafana | Documentation 

Domain-specific Portals


WebMO is a free web-based interface for computational chemistry packages, improving the accessiblity and usability of the software. 

Access WebMo | Documentation 

Opacity Project

This international collaboration was formed to calculate the extensive atomic data required to estimate stellar envelope opacities and to compute Rosseland mean opacities and other related quantities. 

Access Opacity Project | Documentation 


Phylogatr brings together genetic data with georeferenced specimen records that are analysis-ready. Analyze the data on the OSC clusters using R scripts or R Shiny apps provided by the phylogatr team. 

Access phylogatR | Documentation

Examples of Other Specialized Portals

  • BISR (Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource)
  • CryoSPARC
  • OSUNDA (The Ohio State University resource)
  • CATS (Covid-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance System)
  • Human Genetics Data Management Platform

Please contact OSC Help if you would like to learn more about any of the above.