The primary method for accessing JCU HPC cluster servers is SSH (usually to
Never give out your JCU central computing password to anyone. Avoid giving any other person to access your HPC account, if at all possible. If circumstances demand such access, it would be best to record the name of the person/people and the timeframe over which they had such access. It is also advisable that you watch and understand what they are doing.
If you need or want to share your files/data with others, the following guidelines should be considered:
JCU TS staff are working to turn off all desktop file shares (SMB protocol). Alternative options for researchers are:
Using JCU's VPN service is the safest way to access HPC resources when not on a JCU campus.
Currently, there is a JCU firewall exception that allows you to connect to HPC login nodes by SSH from off-campus - this exception may be removed in future.
HPC systems are automatically patched and scheduled reboots will occur. Generally speaking, HPC staff will try to avoid killing your jobs - but we may get directed to do work that will kill jobs/connections.
JCU HPC houses over 2PiB of research data. The price of backing up this amount of data is beyond our budget. Only use software from trusted sources.