How To Videos

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The following videos are designed to provide quick help for users on various topics. Most are only a few minutes long.

Please let us know if there are additional topics that you feel would be useful for a quick help video.

Visit the main training page for additional training information.

Connecting to HiPerGator

ssh from MacOS

Play icon.png [2 min, 22 sec] This video demonstrates launching the MacOS Terminal, logging into HiPerGator at hpg.rc.ufl.edu using ssh, and demonstration of the user's /home and /ufrc directories.

  • The HiPerGator hostname is: hpg.rc.ufl.edu
  • Your username and password are your Gatorlink username and password.

ssh from Windows

Play icon.png [3 min, 41 sec] This video covers download and installation of the Windows ssh client MobaXterm, logging into HiPerGator at hpg.rc.ufl.edu using ssh, demonstration of /home and /ufrc directories and copy/paste on Windows ssh clients.

  • The HiPerGator hostname is: hpg.rc.ufl.edu
  • Your username and password are your Gatorlink username and password.

Using Jupyter Notebooks on HiPerGator

Play icon.png [8 min, 1 sec] This video covers the use of Jupyter Notebooks via https://jhub.rc.ufl.edu/ to run Python, R and other notebooks on HiPerGator.

  • Connect to https://jhub.rc.ufl.edu/
  • Launch notebooks in various coding languages
  • Launch a terminal
  • Upload and download files via your browser

Using Open on Demand on HiPerGator

Play icon.png [5 min, 11 sec] This video covers the use of Open on Demand https://openondemand.org/ on HiPerGator via https://ood.rc.ufl.edu/.

  • Connect to https://ood.rc.ufl.edu/
  • Launch a terminal
  • Launch many graphical applications like Rstudio, Matlab and Freeview
  • Manage job submission
  • Upload, download and edit files via your browser

Data Transfer

SFTP transfer with FileZilla

Play icon.png [2 min, 12 sec] This video demonstrates using the FileZilla SFTP client to transfer data to/from HiPerGator.

  • The HiPerGator hostname is: hpg.rc.ufl.edu
  • note: for larger transfers, you may have better network performance with the host: sftp.rc.ufl.edu
  • Your username and password are your Gatorlink username and password.
  • The port for SFTP transfers is: 22

Data transfer with Globus

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This video demonstrates the basics of:

  • Logging in to Globus.org using UF Gatorlink credentials.
  • Connecting to the UFRC main endpoint at ufrc#hpg2
  • Connecting to another endpoint for data transfer
  • Transferring a file
  • Additional options for file transfer, including folder synchronization and encryption.

View Globus page for overview.

Setting up Globus Connect Personal

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This video demonstrates the basics of:

  • Establishing a Globus Connect Endpoint for your computer
  • Installing the Globus Connect Personal client
  • Using the setup key to initialize your client.

Setting up a shared end-point with Globus

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This video demonstrates the basics of:

  • Connecting to the ufrc#hpg2 endpoint
  • Designating a folder as a shared endpoint
  • Setting share options
  • Creating a Globus group

View Globus page for overview.

Data transfer with Samba

View Samba page for overview.

Samba Access from MacOS

Play icon.png [2 min, 46 sec] This video demonstrate how to mount a UFRC filesystem on your MacOS computer using Samba.

Samba Access from Windows

Play icon.png [2 min, 1 sec] This video demonstrate how to mount a UFRC filesystem on your Windows computer using Samba.

Storage and Data Management

Restoring Files in /home from snapshots

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A small home directory (20GB quota) is provided for HiPerGator users, which is not intended for high performance work. Your /home area is intended for source code, scripts, and other human-readable data; the amount of data stored in your /home area should be kept to a minimum. Home directories have one week of daily snapshots available, which can be accessed by the user to recover older versions of files or accidentally deleted files. This video shows how to restore these files.

Submitting Jobs

Running many short jobs with job arrays

Play icon.png [10 min, 16sec] This video reviews important considerations for running SLURM Job Arrays, especially when the individual tasks are short in duration. The video walks through the example script on the Job array page to help users run multiple short tasks in a single job to maximize their efficiency.

Making Investments in UF Research Computing Resources

Submitting a purchase request

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This video covers: