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HPCI Face to Face Identity Vetting & HPCI User's Guide

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HPCI Face-to-Face Identity Vetting

As explained at Procedures after the awarding of the proposal, project representatives or deputy project representatives of HPCI awarded projects must complete the Face to Face Identity Vetting for identity confirmation of all project members at ACCMS, a local neighborhood Center. At Centers, submission of all members' identification documents is required to issue the HPCI accounts.

Before visiting us for Face to Face Identity Vetting, please make sure that you see Procedures after awarding of the proposal.

Local Neighborhood Center, the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS)

Inter-University Services Section, First floor of South Building of the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS), Kyoto University
Yoshida Nohonmatsu-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 [MAP]

  • Reception hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays (except holidays)
  • Advance reservation is required. Please contact us with the following information:
    1. Date and time
    2. Full name
    3. HPCI ID
    4. HPCI Project ID
    5. Phone number
  • Contact us:
    • E-mail: hpci-account * kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @.)
    • Tel: 075-753-7424

    Important Notes for the Faculty and Staff of Kyoto University

    The Kyoto University-issued faculty and staff ID cards do not include ID photos. Thus, submission of the following document is required to verify the identification at each Center. Note that at our Center, Kyoto University students can present the student ID cards with ID photos to complete the Face to Face Identity Vetting.

    Project representatives or deputy representatives A Certificate of Employment and Either one of the following Official Document with Photo ID (Authentication IC Card issued by Kyoto University (including employee ID issued before 2012),passport,driver's licence, basic resident registration card with photo ID,or residence card)
    Project members A copy of Certificate of Employment
    • As of April 1, 2012, Kyoto University discontinued the use of the Employee ID card and replaced it with the Authentication IC card. Thus, the Authentication IC card is no longer effective for personal identification. (See FAQs of the Integrated Authentication Center . Therefore, Kyoto University faculty and staff must submit a Certificate of Employment.
    • To obtain a Certificate of Employment, log in to the Faculty and Staff Portal (*Japanese version only) with the Authentication IC card, and click the "業務・規程類" > "業務リンク" at the upper menu. It may take time until it is issued, and please prepare it at ahead of time.

    Overview of HPCI Face-to-Face Identity Vetting

    HPCI Face-to-Face Identity Vetting

    Source: Reproduced from 4.4 Identity Vetting, HPCI Quick Start Guide.

    HPCI User's Guide

    This page is intended to help you to use the services of the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University (ACCMS) for the HPCI research projects. After completion of the HPCI's approval process for use of our resources, we send you a Certificate of Approval for Supercomputer Use (*Japanese version only) including the User ID and the Initial Password by mail

    Purpose of User ID

    The user ID printed in the Certificate of Approval for Supercomputer Use (*Japanese version only) is used for the purposes as listed below. Some HPCI users may be applied to the both of the following user types. To see your Primary Center and our resources, log in to the HPCI online application system.

    User TypePurpose of User ID
    HPCI users who specified ACCMS as the Primary Center User ID is used as the HPCI account when a web authentication is required for issuing digital certificates.
    Users who use the resources of ACCMS User ID is used as the login ID to access our resources, and is not frequently used for specific purposes of HPCI. SSH access is also available.

    Changing Password

    The following shows you how to change your password via the User Portal. Make sure to change the initial password printed in the Certificate of Approval for Supercomputer Use before using it for any purposes.

    Logging in to System

    How to Change Password via User Portal

    The following shows you how to change your password via the User Portal. Make sure to change the initial password printed in the Certificate of Approval for Supercomputer Use (*Japanese version only) before using it for any purposes.

    How to Change Password via User Portal

    1. Visit the User Portal. Enter your User ID and Password., and then click Login.

    How to Change Password via User Portal01

    2. Click Change Password from the menu list. Enter your Current Password. And then, enter your New Password and re-enter it for confirmation. Finally, click Submit to complete the password change.

    How to Change Password via User Portal02

    For users who use our resources, the password can also be changed by using the passwd command after logging in to our system.

    Logging in to System

    For details on how to issue a HPCI digital certificate or how to login to our system, see the Manuals for Use of the HPCI Resources. See the following host names to log in to our system. The process for authorizing your login information is made after issuing the certificate. Thus, please wait for about 15 minutes (until this process is completed) and login in to our system.

    System A(Cray XC40) camphor.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp

    A HPCI user can log in to HPCI providers' systems by issuing a certificate with SSH (GSI-SSH) using GSI (Grid Security Infrastructure) authentication

    Using GSI-SSH via Our Resources

    Our Systems support the gsissh command and the myproxy-logon command required for GSI-SSH authorization.

    Users who use our resources can log in to other HPCI providers' systems without building an environment for HPCI on your computer. For how to log in to those systems, see this page. You can use the myproxy-logon command (for issuing a proxy certificate) and the gsissh command as follows:

    ## Issuing a proxy certificate ("hpXXXXXX" is placeholder for HPCI-ID.)
    $ myproxy-logon -s portal.hpci.nii.ac.jp -l hpci00XXXX
    ## Logging in to other HPCI providers' systems
    $ gsissh host01.example.jp 

    Getting Started with HPCI via Our Resources

    For how to use our systems, see the Supercomputer System User's Guide. The Systems available for HPCI is the System A (Cray XC40).

    Using Our Resources

    To use our resources for HPCI, the following queue names must be specified when submitting jobs in batch mode. For details on the batch system, see Batch Processing (For System A) or Batch Processing (For System E). Note the queue name of XXXXXX means the initial HPCI project ID at the first approval.

    CategorySystemTypeQueue NameNumber of NodesNotes
    HPCI A Full-year use hpa 297 Nodes are used by sharing between the HPCI users.
    Please avoid the exclusive use of resources for a long time, because the resources should be shared with multiple projects.
    HPCI(Post-K) A Full-year use hpia 176 Nodes are used by sharing between the HPCI users.
    Please avoid the exclusive use of resources for a long time, because the resources should be shared with multiple projects.
    HPCI-JHPCN A Full-year use jha 96 Nodes are used by sharing between the HPCI-JHPCN users.
    Please avoid the exclusive use of resources for a long time, because the resources should be shared with multiple projects.
    Intensive use jhXXXXXXa 16~128 The "jhXXXXXX" is a placeholder for the project ID.
    Use period will be provided to each project representative individually.

    Specifying the project ID (Group)

    In our systems of ACCMS, a common user ID is used even if the multiple proposals were adopted for use of HPCI. To switch between projects, specify the queue name and the group name when submitting jobs in batch mode.

    The below is a sample in the System A of job scripts that is required for submitting a batch job. The group name "hp189999 (the same as the project ID)" is specified in "#QSUB -ug".

    $ cat sample.sh  
    #!/bin/bash 
    #============ PBS Options ============ 
    #QSUB -q hpa 
    #QSUB -ug hp189999 
    #QSUB -W 2:00 
    #QSUB -A p=4:t=8:c=8:m=1800M  
    #============ Shell Script ============ 
    aprun -n $QSUB_PROCS -d $QSUB_THREADS -N $QSUB_PPN ./a.out

    Using Storage Areas

    Storage Areas Available for HPCI users

    Kyoto University's storage path that can be used for HPCI project is as follows. You can use either combination of /LARGE0 and /LARGE1 or /LARGE2 and /LARGE3. The available LARGE area is notified by e-mail to the project representative and the contact person in charge.

    Path /LARGE0/project ID
    /LARGE1/project ID
    or
    /LARGE2/project ID
    /LARGE3/project ID

    Storage capacity varies by HPCI project type as below:

    Storage capacity on System A for HPCI projects 200TB (100TB for either /LARGE0, /LARGE1 or /LARGE2, /LARGE3)
    Storage capacity on System A for HPCI-JHPCN projects 70TB (35TB for either /LARGE0, /LARGE1 or /LARGE2, /LARGE3)

    /LARGE1 and /LARGE3 are backup destinations of /LARGE0 and /LARGE 2 in the initial state. /LARGE1 and /LARGE3 become available by canceling the backup. Please change the backup setting by requesting from the inquiry form .

    In addition to the above LARGE storage areas, you can use the home directory up to 100GB as storage . For details on how to use storage areas, see Using File System.

    Shared Storage

    The mount point below is provided for users of HPCI projects which have been approved for use of the HPCI Shared Storage. For details on how to use this shared storage, see Manuals for use of the HPCI resources.

    Mount Point /gfarm/projectID/userID

    Checking the Usage Status

    To check the HPCI usage status, log in to the User Portal, and click Statistics Information (統計情報) on the upper part of the page, then click HPCI Statistics (HPCI統計) on the left side of the menu.

    Checking the Usage Status

    The following calculation method shows you how to check your usage per node-hour assigned to your project: Divide the value of Elapsed Time of Core (seconds) by 3600 to convert into the 'hourly' value. And then, divide the converted hourly value by the number of cores per node in the System that you are using. Now, you will see your usage per the assigned node-hour. Note that the usage on the page contains all the eligible users' to the queues. Thus, you need to compare the total value of those all users with the number of hours assigned to its project.

    Information Sharing Using HPCI's Content Management System (CMS)

    For the HPCI providers to send out the user information, or for the HPCI users to share documents among the users participating in the same project, see the HPCI's Content Management System (CMS).

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    情報共有CMSのご案内

        (English pages under preparation)
     

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