How can I access the cluster frontends?
Almost all HPC systems at NHR@FAU use private IP addresses that can only be accessed directly from within the FAU.There are three options for logging in to the clusters from outside the university:
- Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.
- Use IPv6. The cluster frontends have world-visible IPv6 addresses.
- Use our “dialog server”
cshpc.rrze.fau.de. The dialog server is the only HPC machine with a public IPv4 address.
cshpcis a Linux system that is open to all HPC accounts. From this machine, you can log into any NHR@FAU system. A more complete description can be found on our documentation pages.
Whichever option you choose, you need to use SSH. Please consult our extensive SSH documentation pages for details.