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title = "Sandstone"
description = "How to use HCC's sandstone environment"
weight = "45"
### Overview
The HCC Sandstone environment is a GUI interface to the Crane cluster featuring a file browser, text editor, web terminal and SLURM script helper,
To login to the Sandstone environment, go to []( in your web browser and sign in using your HCC Login Info and DUO authentication.
Upon login, you will land at the File Browser.
### File Browser
The file broswer allows you to view, access, and transfer files on Crane. On the left side you will have your available spaces, both your home and work directories. In the upper right, you have buttons to upload files, create a file, and create a directory.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstonefileBrowserOver.png" height="300" >}}
Clicking on either will change your current directory to either your home or work directory and display your user/group usage and quotas. You can navigate directories by clicking through them.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstonefileOptions.png" height="300" >}}
Clicking on a file or directory will bring up some options such as the permissions and actions to do such as editing the file, duplicating or moving it, deleting it, and downloading it.
### Editor
The editor is a basic text editor that allows you to have multiple files loaded and manipulate the files. A small file explorer is available on the left side to access more files. There are similar actions available for files above the mini file browser.
{{< figure src="/images/Sandstoneeditor.png" height="300" >}}
Like most text editors, basic functions exist to undo and redo changes, find and replace, and most importantly, to save the file.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneedtiorDropDown.png" height="300" >}}
### Terminal
The terminal gives you access to the linux command line on crane, similar to what you would have if you SSH'd directly into Crane. Once the login and quote screen, you can enter commands and interact as you would with a standard terminal.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneTerminal.png" height="300" >}}
### Slurm Assist
Slurm assist is a tool to help create and run slurm submit scripts. The first step is to select a base profile from the profile dropdown menu. Options will appear and the directives will automatically appear. The options are editable to better fit to your specific job with more details found in our submitting jobs documentation. After the directives are filled out, you can then add the commands to start your job in the script section. To save the job, select 'save script for later' and save the script in a known location for later.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneSASettings.png" height="300" >}}
From here, you can also schedule the script recently create, by selecting "Schedule Job". A confirmation will appear with the Job ID and then an instruction on how to view the status of your job.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneJobConf.png" height="150" >}}
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneSAStatus.png" height="300" >}}
You can view the progress of other jobs from slurm assist by going to the status page. Here you will see the State of the job, its ID, name, group name, runtime, and the start and end times.
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneSAStatusPage.png" height="150" >}}
{{< figure src="/images/SandstoneSAStatuses.png" height="300" >}}
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title = "Contact Us"
description = "HCC Contact Information"
weight = "90"
If you have questions, please contact us at
{{< icon name="envelope" >}}[] (
or stop by one of our locations.
| Lincoln | Omaha |
| ----------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------- |
| 118 SHOR<br>1100 T St<br>Lincoln, NE 68588-0150 | 1110 S 67th St<br>Omaha, NE 68106 |
| [Map](,+Lincoln,+NE+68508) | [Map]( |
Or contact one of us [directly](
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weight = "10"
The quick start guides require that you already have a HCC account.  You
can get a HCC account by applying on the
[HCC website] (
The quick start guides require that you already have a HCC account. You can get a HCC account by applying on the [HCC website] (
After you recieve an email stating your account has been created, you will need to setup DUO at either our [Lincoln]( or [Omaha]( office. More details can be found on our [Setting up and Using Duo]({{<relref "setting_up_and_using_duo">}}) page.
Once you have DUO setup, you can connect to either Crane or Tusker using ssh. For Mac, Linux, and Widnows 10, you can use the *ssh* command in the terminal or command prompt. For Windows versions 8.1 and prior, you can use [PuTTY]( For more details on how to connect to Crane or Tusker, or how to tranfers files to and from them, visit our [How to Connect]({{<relref "connecting">}}) page.
To submit work to Crane or Tusker, you would use either the SLURM or HTCondor and a submit script. The submit scripts tell the scheduler, either SLURM or HTCondor, what parameters to use such as resources to request and where to output the results of your job. The script will also contain the neccesarry commands in order to start the job itself. Submitting jobs and the configurations of the submit scripts can be viewed in more detail on our [Submitting Jobs]({{<relref "submitting_jobs">}}) page, with specific details on [SLURM's documentation]( and [HTCondor's documentation](
Many times HCC users will use specific applications, programs, or compile source code to run on HCC clusters. All software on the clusters require being loaded in with the *module* command. If a piece of software is not offered through module, users can request software to be installed and become available. For more details on running applications, refer to our [Running Applications]({{<relref "running_applications">}}) page.
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title = "Introduction to HPC"
description = "What is a cluster and what is HPC"
weight = "1"
High-Performance Computing is the use of groups of computers to solve computations that a user or group would not be able to solve in a reasonable time-frame on their own desktop or laptop. This is often achieved by splitting one large job amongst numerous cores or 'workers'. This is similar to how a skyscraper is built by numerous individuals rather than a single person. Many fields take advantage of HPC including bioinformatics, chemistry, materials engineering, and newer fields such as educational psychology and philosophy.
HPC clusters consist of four primary parts, the login node, management node, workers, and a central storage array. The cullmination of these parts create a high performance cluster that can recieve work from the schedulers.
{{< figure src="/images/cluster.png" height="450" >}}
##### [Source](
#### Login Node:
Users will automatically land on the login node when they log in to the clusters. You will [submit jobs] ({{< ref "/quickstarts/submitting_jobs" >}}) using one of the schedulers and pull the results of your jobs. Running jobs on the login node directly will be stopped so others can use the login node to submit jobs.
#### Management Node:
The management node contains and runs the schedulers and other utilities for managing the cluster.
#### Worker Nodes:
The worker nodes are what run and process your jobs that are submitted from the schedulers. Through the use of the schedulers, more work can be efficiently done by squeezing in all jobs possible for the resources requested throughout the nodes. They also allow for fair use computing by making sure one user or group is not using the entire cluster at once and allowing others to use the clusters.
#### Central Storage Array:
The central storage array allows all of the nodes within the cluster to have access to the same files without needing to transfer them around. HCC has three arrays mounted on the clusters with more details [here]({{< ref "/guides/handling_data" >}}).
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......@@ -75,11 +75,11 @@ this example, the choices are Duo Push notification, SMS message, or
phone call. Choosing option 1 for Duo Push, a request to verify the
login will be sent to the user's smartphone.
{{< figure src="/images/5832716.png" height="350" >}}
{{< figure src="/images/DUORequest.jpg" height="350" >}}
Simply tap `Approve` to verify the login.
{{< figure src="/images/5832717.png" height="350" >}}
{{< figure src="/images/DUOApprove.jpg" height="350" >}}
{{% notice warning%}}**If you receive a verification request you didn't initiate, deny the
request and contact HCC immediately via email at
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