IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OFF-CAMPUS CONNECTIONSBoth Grace and HPC clusters require that all logins are routed through the UEA campus network. To achieve this from off campus, you must first connect to the UEA vpn - vpn.uea.ac.uk

Further guidance for VPN connections for your device is available from the online wiki.

Account Application

Prior to using the HPC you will need to register for an account.  We aim to setup all new accounts within 2 working days.

Please follow the instructions below to connect to HPC.

From a UEA Windows Computer Connected tio the Campus Network

All UEA owned computers should have the appropriate software installed on them. For reference purposes, the following applications are the ones which we recommend.

The UEA Windows desktop provides all the applications that are required in order to connect to the HPC.

To connect open up the Putty application and select HPC from the saved session list then click load then open. Enter your UEA username and password (it may look like you are not typing your password, this is a security feature). You should now be connected to the HPC login node (lgn02).

From a UEA Linux or Mac Device Connected to the Campus Network

Open a terminal and type
ssh –XY <username>@hpc.uea.ac.uk
If prompted enter your UEA password. You should now be connected to the HPC login node (lgn02).

From a personal Computer (Windows)

If you wish to use the cluster for example at home via a personal computer. You will need to ensure that you have installed and configured the appropriate software.  

Please download and install the following software packages (freely) 

Once you have installed the software packages referenced above, follow the configuration guides  shown below

From a UEA owned Linux Computer

From an Apple Mac OS/X device