How to Use

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The purpose of this Wiki is to give users a quick way to access information about how to use the MIT Supercloud system. The Systems and Software page contains information about what is available on the system. In Using the System, you will find information about how to set up your environment, including gaining access to software and packages you need, how to transfer files between your machine and the system, how to submit, monitor, and stop jobs, and how to use our Jupyter notebook and the database portal. Getting Help provides a brief FAQ and describes how to best ask for help, if you cannot find the answer to your question here. Finally, we include a Glossary of words that we use in this wiki and what we mean when we say them, and an Index to help you quickily find what you are looking for.

Note that Supercloud has Monthly Downtimes which are scheduled for the Second Tuesday of each month. During downtimes the system is not available. Downtimes usually last about a day and emails are sent when they are complete. We also send out a reminder email a few days before each downtime. If you are not getting these emails, send an email to and we will verify that you are on our mailing list.



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