All the linux interactive nodes are known under the name of pdsf.nersc.gov and should be accessed via that name. To access them the ssh protocol should be used and you should make sure that a Keyboard Interactive method is available in your ssh client. You will probably also want to enable X11 forwarding with the -X or -Y option, i.e.,
ssh -Y pdsf.nersc.gov
For more information see Interactive (login) Nodes.
If you are in STAR your default unix group is rhstar (just like at BNL) and the STAR environment will be automatically set up for you.
We also provide Globus services at PDSF. Our gatekeepers are named:
• pdsfgrid.nersc.gov (OSG release of the grid gatekeeper software)
• pdsfsrm.nersc.gov (OSG release of the srm server)
For more information see Grid and Data Transfer Nodes.
OSG users who want to gain access to the PDSF cluster should apply for a PDSF account and select "OSG" as a project. After they activate their account access to PDSF via the pdsfgrid.nersc.gov gatekeeper will be granted.
NX Access to PDSF
NX accelerates remote X performance on PDSF. To use NX, you must first download the NX client to and configure it for your platform. After you have configured NX, you can open a remote desktop on PDSF by launching the NX client. For more information about NX and step-by-step instructions for configuring and using it see NERSC NX Service.