Getting Access to DeepThought¶
This page will guide you on the steps to get access and then connect to the HPC on your operating system of choice.
Flinders Staff / HDR Students¶
Currently, the HPC is not open to Undergraduates on a general basis. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis - please talk to your project supervisor first and then contact the HPC Support Team via email.
MacOS / MacOSX shares a similar procedure to Unix/BSD Based system. Unix/Linux & MacOS systems have native support for the SSH Protocol, used to connect to the HPC.
The Windows Sub-System for Linux¶
The windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) allows you to run a Linux Distribution as a sub-system in windows. When following these instructions, a ‘terminal’ is the same as starting your WSL Distribution. Generally, if you are using the WSL, then following the Unix/Linux instructions.
The simplest manner is to open up a terminal window and type in the following, substituting FAN for your FAN as needed.
- ssh FAN@deepthought.flinders.edu.au
If all is OK it will ask for your password. Enter the same password you use to login to OKTA.
To connect to Deep Thought a SSH application such as PuTTy is required. Below is a short list of the possible programs you can use as a client to connect to the HPC. This guide will focus on Putty - but will be equally applicable to the other programs.
Getting Connected on Windows¶
Open PuTTy, and you are presented with this screen:
- Fill in the hostname to be: deepthought.flinders.edu.au,
- Change the Connection Type to SSH
- Set the Port Number to 22
- Click Open
If all has gone well, you will be presented with this screen:
- Your Username is your FAN
- Your Password is your FAN Password.
These are the same credentials you use to login to OKTA.
Upon a successful login, you should get a screen similar to this:
If so, you are now connected and ready to start using the HPC.
Windows SSH Keys¶
As with the Unix/Linux/MacOS system, you may also setup SSH Keys for password-less logins. Be sure to follow the specific instructions for your client, as they will differ.