How To Access the CLMA Cluster

Command Line Access

MacOS

Run Terminal (under Applications/Utilities). At the command prompt, type:

ssh user@patas.ling.washington.edu

or

ssh user@dryas.ling.washington.edu

...substituting your UW NetID for "user." The first time you do this, you'll get a warning about an unknown host key; type "yes" (the full word) and hit Enter to continue. You will then be prompted for your password.

If you don't want to have to type out the command line every time, you can add Terminal setting shortcuts to your Dock.

Windows

You will need an SSH client, such as PuTTY or MobaXterm. MobaXterm also does file transfer and X forwarding, and is highly recommended (but see the caveats on the MobaXtermEmacs page, if you use Emacs as your text editor.)

Open your client and connect to patas.ling.washington.edu or dryas.ling.washington.edu. Log in with your UW NetID.

ChromeOS

There is a pretty good Chrome web app SSH client called Secure Shell. It will run on any platform that supports the Chrome web browser. For best use you should right-click on the icon in the application launcher and choose "Open As Window"; when opened as a browser tab, the browser intercepts several keyboard commands that are important for Emacs, such as Ctrl-W.

As with the other clients, you will connect to patas.ling.washington.edu or dryas.ling.washington.edu and log in with your UW NetID.

At present I don't know of a good file transfer or X forwarding solution for ChromeOS (but in Developer Mode it's possible to run scp from the command line.)

Android

JuiceSSH, available from the app store, is a usable ssh client. For file transfers, I've had good results from AndFTP.

Transferring Files

MacOS

You can use any SFTP client. Fugu and FileZilla are two good options. (Note there is one minor bug in most versions of Fugu; if you cancel a transfer in progress, you must close Fugu completely or all other transfers will fail.)

If you're comfortable with the command line, you can also open Terminal and use the sftp command included with MacOS, much like ssh is used above.

In either case, the login details are the same as for command line access.

Note: In FileZilla you must precede the hostname with sftp:// or the connection will be refused. For example, to connect to dryas, you'd put sftp://dryas.ling.washington.edu in the host box.

Windows

You can use any SFTP client. FileZilla and WinSCP are two good options, as is the SFTP client built into MobaXterm. The login details are the same as for command line access.

Note: In FileZilla you must precede the hostname with sftp:// or the connection will be refused. For example, to connect to dryas, you'd put sftp://dryas.ling.washington.edu in the host box.

Network Filesystem Access

You may also access files on our cluster directly through our Samba fileservers. Note that this works best from on campus; if you're using a connection from elsewhere, the network latency may make network filesystem access slow or unstable. Some ISPs also block this type of connection. If you find yourself in one of these situations, use SFTP as described above, instead.

Which server you need to access depends on the filesystem you want to use:

Filesystem Server
/corpora baboon.ling.washington.edu
/dropbox
/projects
/workspace
/home mangabey.ling.washington.edu

MacOS

Open Finder and click Go, Connect To Server. (Shortcut: Œ˜K)

In the Server Address box, type:

smb://mangabey.ling.washington.edu/

or

smb://baboon.ling.washington.edu/

Click Connect. You will be prompted for your username and password; put in your UW NetID and your CompLing password, and make sure the Registered User box is checked. You should then see a dialog box asking you which network share you want to mount. (The one with the same name as your NetID is your home directory.) Once you click OK, the share will be mounted and you'll be able to access it like you would any other disk.

Windows 7 and earlier

Click Start, My Network Places. (Windows 7: Start, Computer) In the address bar at the top of the window, type:

\\mangabey.ling.washington.edu\

or

\\baboon.ling.washington.edu\

When prompted for your username, enter your UW NetID prefixed with "compling\". For example, if your netid is brodbd, you'd enter "compling\brodbd". For a password, use the same CompLing password you use to log into patas. You should then be able to browse the server. You can map a drive by right-clicking and choosing Map network drive.

In some Windows versions you can also map a drive by clicking Tools, Map Network Drive. Select a drive letter, then enter the address of the share you want in the "Folder" box; for example

\\baboon.ling.washington.edu\corpora

Windows 8

Go to the desktop and open Windows Explorer (the file folder icon in the taskbar).

In the address bar at the top, enter either \\mangabey.ling.washington.edu\ or \\baboon.ling.washington.edu\

When prompted for your username, enter your UW NetID prefixed with "compling\". For example, if your netid is brodbd, you'd enter "compling\brodbd". For a password, use the same CompLing password you use to log into patas.

Topic revision: r15 - 2014-02-13 - 21:27:38 - brodbd
 

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