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Transferring files to the HPC System

Windows

Users can easily transfer files from their PC to the cluster through the use of a shared drive. To map your local drive, you will need to do the following steps:

(Please note that you need to have already connected to the cluster via SSH [putty] or via the graphical connection method, to be able to map the drive - as the first time you log in, it will automatically create your home directory)

  • Open up My Computer;
  • Click on the menu option "Tools" and select "Map Drive"
  • Select the drive letter you would like to map to and in the folder, type in the following:
    \\galileo.cqu.edu.au\<your_CQUni_useranme>
    • If you are trying to map the drive using a non CQUni computer, you will need to ensure you have the ‘connect using different credentials' checkbox ticked', and for the username, entered CQU\<your_CQUni_useranme> as your username.
  • Hopefully your home directory on the cluster should now be mapped.

Alternatively, you can sftp (secure ftp) your files from your computer to the HPC system.

Note to user connecting to the HPC system using their student account - due to security reasons, you cannot use the "map network drive" feature.  You will need to use the SFTP protocol to easily access the files on the HPC system.

It should be highlighted that students are unable to authenticate via SMB (windows sharing protocol) to HPC system.  Thus if you are trying to transfer files to the HPC system and you are connecting to the system using a student account, you will need to use the alternative method of connecting.

Linux

To connect to the cluster using Secure FTP, simply start a terminal session and issue the following command sftp franklin.cqu.edu.au, in which you will then be prompted the enter you name (username) and password, which will be your CQUniversity domain username and password.

For commands on how to transfer the files, it is suggested to have a look at the sftp man pages. Simply type man sftp to obtain information on how to use sftp.

Mac

  • On the Apple menu, select  the Go -> Connect to Serve…. Option
  • Enter in the following server details:
  • smb://galileo.cqu.edu.au/[username]




    Simply replace the username with your CQUniversity username

Alternatively, you can sftp (secure ftp) your files from your computer to the cluster.  To use sftp, simply start a terminal session and issue the following command sftp galileo.cqu.edu.au , in which you will then be prompted the enter you name (username) and password, which will be your CQUniversity domain username and password.

For commands on how to transfer the files, it is suggested to have a look at the ftp man pages. Simply type man sftp to obtain information on how to use sftp.