From logging in to running applications to working with files and storage, using the HBSGrid is akin to having another desktop or laptop computer: working there can either be a breeze or a major time sink. So why not customize it to make your work more frictionless?
On Tuesday, October 6, 2–3 PM Eastern Time, we'll walk through a number of customization and configuration changes one can make to multiple touch points (NoMachine, Gnome, Nautilus, shell) that will save your time and sanity. We encourage any...
Monday's HBSGrid maintenance was another important update to provide expanded computing capabilities in our research computing environment:
Updated/New Programs and User Experience Improvements for NoMachine Users:
Researchers using the HBSGrid cluster via NoMachine now have MATLAB R2020a, Mathematica v12.1, and StatTransfer v15 available via the Applications menus. We will continue to install additional programs to make the environment more usable. And also are working on improving the look, feel, and usability of the remote desktop experience.
Software modules have arrived on the HBSGrid! The modules provide users with flexible access to multiple versions of software (e.g., Python 2.7, Python 3.6, etc.), software in home folders and project folders, and settings defaults for specific projects. One no longer has to use only the software version that was previously installed on the Grid.
On Tuesday, July 14, at 2 PM, Bob Freeman will present a special live demo on how to start using these modules,...
Since moving to Grid v2.5 we offer R v3.5.1 centrally, which might be more new than what you have in your home directory. And the RStudio launch script from the NoMachine drop-down menu will run our centrally-installed RStudio (also newer).
If you had used a local R install (== miniconda in your home folder), to transition to the central one, you'll need to do the following:
1) if your .bashrc or .bash_profile had a command to export the RSTUDIO_WHICH_R, please comment out this line and then restart all...
Our compute grid GUI login environment can be tricky to navigate, especially if you're unfamiliar with Linux. We've compiled some tips to help guide you through the GNOME interface, which underwent a major facelift when we upgraded the compute grid operating system. To learn how to change your screen size, manage your preferences, and more, check out this document.