NOTE: You must be on the UB or Roswell Park networks to connect to CCR servers.  If you are off-campus, please use the UB VPN to connect


Access to most CCR servers is only available through SSH or the  OnDemand portal.  If you do not use the  OnDemand portal, you must install a SSH client on your computer.


OnDemand portal:


CCR OnDemand is an easy to use web-based portal that provides users access to CCR's HPC resources without the need to install additional client software or web-plugins.  Users can transfer files, access a shell environment on the cluster front-end login server, launch interactive and remote visualization sessions, and monitor jobs.  

Login:  https://ondemand.ccr.buffalo.edu

More documentation



Command line SSH client:

Windows users can download PuTTY or  MobaXTerm  for command-line access to the CCR servers. For graphics rendering, users can download Xming and use this in conjunction with PuTTY.  Instructions for connecting using a PuTTY and Xming combination are available here (Note: use the connection information below in lieu of "ctm.geo.mtu.edu").  MobXTerm does not require additional software for graphics rendering.  


To check that the putty/xming combination is working correctly: launch a putty terminal after separately launching xming as a background task. Now type "xeyes" from the putty terminal. If you get a display error, it's not working. If a set of eyes that tracks the movement of your mouse pops up then you know it's working properly.


Connection information


hostname:

vortex.ccr.buffalo.edu (academic cluster)

presto.ccr.buffalo.edu (industry cluster)

transfer.ccr.buffalo.edu (for uploading/downloading data to/from CCR filesystems only) - requires SSH keys to connect (see here for more details)



username:

UB username


port (specify in Filezilla):

22 


Displaying Graphics:

See this knowledge base article for more details on displaying graphics


File Transfer: 

Both FileZilla and WinSCP provide a secure file transfer using a drag and drop interface.  


For users with a large amount of data to transfer:  please use the data transfer server is:  transfer.ccr.buffalo.edu

Using this server requires the use of SSH keys.  Please see this knowledgebase article for more details


NOTE: The data transfer server is not to be used for compiling code or submitting jobs to the cluster.  If you have modules sourced in your login files, you will get an error message when you login as modules are not supported on the data transfer server.