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Welcome to the LinkSCEEM-2 environment. By now you should have submitted an application for Preparatory/Production/Educational access on our HPC resources. If this is not the case please follow the appropriate link below:

- To apply for Preparatory/Production Access:

https://ssl.linklings.net/applications/linksceem/

- To apply for Educational Access:

http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/how-to-apply/how-to-apply-educational.html

Below we outline the procedure required for getting access on LinkSCEEM-2 HPC resources.

 

Login Node Names for HPC Resources

If you have been successful in your submission, you (and your collaborators or students) will be granted access to the  LinkSCEEM-2 HPC resource(s) indicated in your notification email. The login nodes of the  systems are the following:

 

- BA (Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt) :          hpc.bibalex.org

- EUCLID (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus) :    euclid.cyi.ac.cy

- CyTera (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus) :     login.cytera.cyi.ac.cy

 

Obtaining an Account

To gain access to one of the above HPC resources please do the following:

- For Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt (BA Cluster):

a. Print, complete, sign and fax the Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) for BA (fax no: +357-22-208625):

The AUP is available in .pdf & .doc formats.
As “Project Reference code” put the project code (eg. ls_app100s0) corresponding to your linklings submission. For the educational access projects as "Projects Reference code" please type "Educational Access".

 

b. Request a user account on the BA cluster by completing the following form:
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/user-support/access-issues-login.html

 

- For CaSToRC, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus (Cy-Tera or Euclid):

a. Request an account by completing the following form and agreeing with all terms and conditions of CaSToRC's Acceptable Usage Policy:

http://cytera.cyi.ac.cy/index.php/request-a-new-account.html

As “Project Reference code” put the project code (eg. ls_app100s0) corresponding to your linklings submission. For the educational access projects as "Projects Reference code" please type "Educational Access".

 

Please note:

- You will not be granted a user account on a HPC resource if you have not completed this form.

- Each accepted project is allocated a specific HPC site, you will only be allowed access to your projects allocated site(s)

- You will not be granted access unless you are registered as a collaborator in an accepted production or preparatory project or as a professor/student in an educational access project. Additional collaborators (not registered in the original proposal) can only be registered by the project leader by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- If you are permitted access to more than one HPC resource you will have to complete the form for each permitted site – each time choosing the appropriate (and different) HPC resource you are entitled to use.

 

Once the above has been done, you will be contacted by the HPC site to request your ssh public key.
If you need instructions on how to generate a public key, please visit the following link:
http://eniac.cyi.ac.cy/display/UserDoc/Accessing+LinkSCEEM+Resources

 

User Resources

The LinkSCEEM2 website has a section on User Resources, please familiarize yourself with its content.
There you will find useful and extensive information - such as, for example, how to address the helpdesk and report issues, and information on available training materials.. Here are some initial pointers from this information that should prove useful:
•    User Support & helpdesk procedures
http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/user-support/basics.html
•    Quickstart - Getting Started on LinkSCEEM HPC Resources course:
http://eniac.cyi.ac.cy/display/UserDoc/Guide+to+using+LinkSCEEM+HPC+resources
•    Training Material
http://www.linksceem.eu/ATutor (please make an account, material under construction)

 

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

c. The LinkSCEEM2 website has a section on User Resources, please familiarize yourself with its content.
There you will find useful and extensive information - such as, for example, how to address the helpdesk and report issues, and information on available training materials.. Here are some initial pointers from this information that should prove useful:

  • User Support & helpdesk procedures

http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/user-support/basics.html

  • Quickstart - Getting Started on LinkSCEEM HPC Resources course:

http://eniac.cyi.ac.cy/display/UserDoc/Quickstart

  • Training Material

http://www.linksceem.eu/ATutor (please make an account, material under construction)