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Begining in February 2014 we started conducting nominally monthly online conference calls titled "HPC Tech Talks". These are intended to reach active users on our systems and provide an engagement opportunity for users to learn about recent changes to our production services, and for staff to learn about issues impacting the user community. Additionally, we use this opportunity to provide a more in-depth view of one particular topic.

Owens, Pitzer, Ruby

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of size varying from small to very large. ParaView was developed to support distributed computational models for processing large data sets and to create an open, flexible user interface.

Availability and Restrictions


ParaView is available on Ruby, and Owens Clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are:


This brief course is designed to introduce users without UNIX or Linux experience to the core concepts and tools necessary to be productive on a UNIX or UNIX-like operating system. Includes hands-on exercises.

(OPTIONAL) Adding InCommon Authentication 

Adding InCommon authentication to your Globus account allows you to login to Globus Online using your university credentials.  Using this process you can store your Globus username password for safe keeping, and instead use your university username and password to login.  If your already logged in to your university authentication system, logging in to Globus can be as simple as two clicks away.

Owens, Pitzer, Ruby

This document includes some useful information to help your classroom use of our resources to be effective.

Application: Please submit an application for a classroom project. We will require a class syllabus. 

Owens, Ruby

Welcome to OSC! This document provides some useful links to get you started.

How to request an account: For information on getting an account and an allocation with us, please visit


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Globus Connect is a reliable, high-performance file transfer platform allowing users to transfer large amounts of data seamlessly between systems.  It aims to make transfers a "click-and-forget" process by setting up configuration details in the background and automating fault recovery.  

Here are the queues available on Glenn. Please note that you will be routed to the appropriate queue based on your walltime and job size request.

Name Nodes available max walltime max job size notes


Statewide Users Group Minutes, November 8, 2013


Attending: Mike Drapcho, Jim Giuliani, Christopher Hadad, John Heimaster, Dan Lacks, Robert Marcus, Rich Markham, Russ Pitzer, Rick Prairie, Keith Stewart



Statewide Users Group Agenda
November 8, 2013  

Statewide Users Group Meeting Agenda
November 8, 2013

10:00 a.m.: Coffee and Tea (BALE Conference)

10:15 a.m.: Committee Meetings

    Hardware and Operations (BALE Conference)
   *****Allocations--will take place on Thursday, December 12*****
    Software and Activities (Stutz/Buckeye Conference)

11:45 a.m.: Lunch (BALE Conference)

12:30 p.m.: Welcome--John Herbert, Vice-chair