Before a connection to the HPC cluster can be made, the device in question must be connected to the UEA network via an appropriate route e.g.

    • Wired connection on campus
    • Eduroam wireless connection
    • VPN (remote, P/G & Staff)
    • UEA Desktop Remote Access (remote, U/G)
Accessing these networks falls outside of the scope of the HPC Team’s remit, and any issues should be referred to the UEA IT Service Desk.


From a UEA Windows Computer Connected to 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>

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

 Note should be replaced by in the following documents

From a UEA owned Linux Computer

From an Apple Mac OS/X device