Connecting to HCC Clusters

How to connect to HCC resources

1. Create an Account: The use of HCC resources requires an HCC account to be created. To create an account, follow the steps in Creating an Account.

2. Open a terminal or SSH client Most interactions with HCC clusters are done through SSH and the command line. In MacOS, Linux, and recent versions of Windows 10, there is an SSH client built-in and can be used from their respective terminals. For older versions of Windows, an application such as PuTTY or MobaXterm is needed.

3. Connect to an HCC cluster: From the terminal or application, use SSH to connect to one of the available clusters. In the terminal, enter ssh <username>@crane.unl.edu to connector to the Crane cluster, for example. With PuTTY or MobaXterm, refer to their respective pages for a guide on how to connect

If you are not familiar with using command line Linux, check out these resources: - Basic Linux Commands - Software Carpentry Introduction to the Unix Shell Lesson

X11 forwarding allows the use of GUI applications remotely.