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Getting Started

An overview of each cluster including a description of the system, its filesystems and quotas, example job submission scripts, instructions on how to customize your environment, and information on getting help.

Getting Started on Blue BioU

Getting Started on DAVinCI

Getting Started on NOTS

Getting Started on BlueGene/Q

General Intro FAQ

How do I get a research account?   Step-by-step instructions on how to get a research sponsor account for faculty, or a login account for Rice users and guests of Rice.

How do I get a class account?   Step-by-step instructions for faculty and students on how to set up accounts for a class.

How do I use the system for a class?   Guide for students and instructors who are using the system for a class.

How do I use Linux?   Basic description of Linux and links to Linux tutorials and resources.

How do I get help?   Web form for requesting help.

Policies FAQ

User Fee Schedule and Explanation

Account Retention, Data Retention, and Data Backup, Recovery, and Archiving

Software Installation Policy

Access to the Clusters

What is the password for my new account?

How do I change my password?

How do I login using SSH from Unix/Linux?

How do I login using SSH from Windows?

How do I login from off-campus?

How to I transfer files to the cluster?

How do I transfer large data sets from off-campus?

Submitting Jobs and Job Scheduling

On BlueBiouU

On DAVINCI

On NOTS

Software Development

On BlueBioU

On DAVinCI

On NOTS

Software Tools

How do I run a graphical application on a cluster compute node?

On BlueBiouU

On DAVinCI

On NOTS

General HowTo Questions and Answers

How do I use Linux?

How do I change my password?

How do I use /projects?

How do I use passwordless SSH?

How do I change my default shell?

How do I change my stack size for my processes?

How do I use turnin to submit my homework assignment?