I renewed my account with ComputeCanada, which is available for all Canadian University researchers (professors and adjuncts), and students and postdocs they work with. Here are a few notes that might be handy later.
Sign up for an account.
This will get you access to the clusters
Use the same password as the one for your Compute Canada account here.
You can use SSH keys to login without a password. After you’ve followed the instructions at that link, you won’t have to use your password anymore.
For a little extra convenience, especially if you use multiple servers with different keys and usernames, add your details to
Host beluga HostName beluga.computecanada.ca User username IdentityFile ~/.ssh/my_rsa_key
This will allow me to login to the
beluga.computecanada.ca cluster as user
username, using the private key
~/.ssh/my_rsa_key, with just the following command (and no password):
This also allows me to open files on the cluster directly from my local Emacs instance:
M-x find-file /ssh:beluga:~/path/to/file/on/beluga
Installing R Libraries
TODO Installing libraries so the whole team can share them.