Welcome to UF Research Computing! This page is intended to help new or uninitiated users understand and user HiPerGator. Be sure to check out our training schedule if you'd like help getting started in person!
Note that for any given command,
<your_username> should be replaced with your GatorLink username.
For example, if your are referencing the command
ssh <your_username>@hpg2.rc.ufl.edu and your Gatorlink username is smith, you would use the command:
Linux / Unix
Transferring your files
SFTP and Rsync file transfers should use the servers dedicated to these transfer types, which are
If the above methods seem unfamiliar or intimidating, you probably want to use a graphical file transfer client. UF Research Computing recommends:
After downloading, configure the client to connect to
sftp.rc.ufl.edu, using your username and password to log in.
Globus is another mechanism for transferring data to and from HiPerGator. See the Globus page for setup and configuration information.
Editing your files
Several methods exist for editing your files on the cluster.
- vi - The visual editor (vi) is the traditonal Unix editor; however, it is not necessarily the most intuitive editor. View a tutorial for using vi
- emacs - Emacs is a much heavier duty editor, but again has the problem of having commands that are non-intuitive. View a tutorial for using emacs
- pico - While pico is not installed on the system, nano is installed, and is a pico work-a-like.
- nano - Nano has a good bit of on-screen help to make it easier to use.
You can also use your favorite editor on your local machine, and then transfer the files to the cluster afterwards. One caveat to this is that files created on Windows machines usually contain unprintable characters, which may be misinterpreted by Linux command interpreters (shells). If this happens, there is a utility called
dos2unix that you can use to convert the text file from DOS/Windows formatting to Linux formatting.
Using installed software
Running graphical programs
Please see the Gui Programs page for information on running graphical user interface applications at UFRC.
Running jobs using SLURM
See Sample_SLURM_Scripts for a simple SLURM job script example.
To submit a job script from one of login nodes via hpg2.rc.ufl.edu, you would use the following command:
$ sbatch <your_job_script>
To check the status of running jobs, you would use the following command:
$ squeue [-u <your_username>]
View SLURM_Commands for more useful SLURM commands.
If you are having problems using the UFRC system, please let the UFRC Staff know by submitting a support request.