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Getting started with Sid

Note: For initial onboarding such as requesting an account, setting up two factor authentication and connecting to the VPN, please see the Prerequisites on the Cluster Quickstart Guide.

What is Sid?

Sid is a customized interface for Open On Demand, created in order to improve/streamline access to research computing resources and tools for members of the Institute of Quantitative Social Science and the Harvard University community.

Once your account has been created and approved by your PI, you can connect to Sid at [URL here].
Sid provides pre-configured launchers for certain popular applications. [and the ability to customize the application’s resources for your work’s needs]

Sid overview
screenshot of the Sid index page

The top navigation provides access to all of the tools and features.

[include images of each of the tools?]

Files -> Home Directory: The Files tool provides a visual way to work with the content of your home directory, including making new files and directories, uploading and deleting files, and navigating to other locations such as lab storage.

Jobs -> Active Jobs: Detailed view of all of a user’s batch and interactive jobs.

Jobs -> Job Composer: Interface for creating new batch jobs.

Clusters -> Shell Access: Opens a new tab containing a Terminal providing a command line interface to the cluster.

Interactive Apps: A dropdown of available interactive applications. Selecting an application opens the launch page for that application, where you can customize the amount of resources requested, select an application version, and pre-load scripts.

My Interactive Sessions: View details about all running or recently completed interactive sessions. Running sessions include a link to open the application.

About: Learn more about Sid’s history and purpose.

Documentation: This page and the rest of the FASRC Docuementation wiki.

Support: Learn how to find answers to your questions and how to contact us for help.

 

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