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

  1. Fire off a ServiceOne Ticket asking for Access to the HPC
  2. Pick your Operating System (Unix/Linux/MacOS or Windows )
  3. Read up on some basic SLURM

Unix/Linux/MacOS

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.

Getting Connected

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.

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Success

Upon a successful login, you should get a screen similar to this:

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If so, you are now connected and ready to start using the HPC!

SSH Keys

If you wish to setup password-less login via SSH Keys, you may do so.

Windows

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.

The Windows Sub-System for Linux (WSL)

If you are using the Windows SubSystem for Linux (WSL), then go ahead and read the Unix/Linux instructions instead.

Client Options

Getting Connected on Windows

Open PuTTy, and you are presented with this screen:

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  • Fill in the hostname to be: deepthought.flinders.edu.au,
  • Change the Connection Type to SSH
  • Set the Port Number to 22
  • Click Open

Logging In

If all has gone well, you will be presented with this screen:

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  • Your Username is your FAN
  • Your Password is your FAN Password.

These are the same credentials you use to login to OKTA.

Successful Login

Upon a successful login, you should get a screen similar to this:

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If so, you are now connected and ready to start using the HPC!

SSH Keys on Windows

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!