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Frequently Asked Questions

An extended list of Frequently Asked Questions is available on the GACRC wiki.

  1. How do I find out which compute platforms and software are available at GACRC?
  2. How do I apply for accounts on GACRC machines?
  3. How do I connect to a GACRC machine?
  4. How do I copy files to/from a GACRC machine?
  5. How do I print files that are on a GACRC machine?
  6. How do I run jobs on a GACRC machine?
  7. How do I acknowledge the GACRC in my publication?
  8. How do I access the GACRC wiki?

How do I find out which compute platforms and software are available at GACRC??

A list of GACRC systems, including a brief description of the compute platforms, is available in the Systems section.

Applications and software available on GACRC machines are grouped by category and described in Software section. For an alphabetical list of all software please refer to the GACRC wiki.

How do I apply for accounts on GACRC machines?

User accounts are created as part of a "lab group" which has been registered by a Principal Investigator (PI), i.e. a UGA faculty. Once the group is registered, the PI will receive an email stating that he/she can request individual accounts for members of his/her group. For information on how to register a lab and how to request individual accounts, please see the Accounts section.

How do I connect to a GACRC machine?

Users can access GACRC machines using secure shell (ssh) from their local machines either on-campus or off-campus. To connect via ssh, you must have an ssh software on your local machine and a connection to the UGA campus network. ssh software is included in recent releases of Unix based operating systems (including Linux and Mac OSX). An SSH Secure Shell Utility is available for Windows on the UGA Sitesoft page (you will need to enter your UGA myID and password to download the software). Note that connection via telnet is not allowed.

For more detailed information on how to connect to a specific GACRC machine, please see the GACRC wiki.

How do I copy files to/from a GACRC machine?

Users can transfer files between their local machines and GACRC clusters and storage devices using FTPS with explicit SSL encryption, a secure copy (scp), or an SSH secure File Transfer software (SSH file transfer). Additionally, servers called Data Transfer Nodes are specially configured to facilitate the transfer of large files in/out of the GACRC clusters and data stores. For more information, please see the GACRC wiki.

How do I print files that are on a GACRC machine?

Files on any GACRC machine cannot be directly printed on your local printer. Please transfer the files from the GACRC machine to your local machine (see question above) and print them from your local machine.

How do I run jobs on a GACRC cluster?

Jobs should not be run on the login node of GACRC clusters. Each cluster has its own queuing and scheduling system which must be used for both interactive and batch jobs. For more information, please see the GACRC wiki.

How do I acknowledge the GACRC in my publication?

A sample acknowledgment statement is provided in the Acknowledgment section.

How do I access the GACRC wiki?

Detailed documentation on GACRC systems, software applications, including compilers and libraries, how to run jobs, etc., are provided on the GACRC wiki