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    Software Resources for Researchers

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    The following software is available to researchers:

    Accounts for Researchers

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    A research computing account consists of an account on the central file server (AFS) and login privileges on one or more Linux computer servers  that all share the same AFS accounts for user home directories. AFS accounts are available to any member of the Dartmouth community. Users may also access the AFS file servers from their own personal workstations. Sponsored (non-DND) accounts can be created in special cases.

    Applying for a Research Account

    To request an account on:

    Andes and Polaris Environments

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    To connect to andes.dartmouth.edu (You need an ssh-client):

    ssh [email protected]

    To connect to polaris.dartmouth.edu (You need an ssh-client):

    ssh [email protected]

    Tuning the AFS client for Macintosh

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    Below are optional configuration and tuning steps for the OpenAFS Macintosh client.

    Tuning the AFS Client

    Tools for Researchers

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    Faculty, staff, and students have many information technology resources to support their research activities. These include:

    Access DartFS from Macintosh

    Step-by-Step

    Accessing Your DartFS Private Home Directory Space (named as your Dartmouth NetID)

    1. Click Finder to make it the active application, then click Go from the menu bar. 
    2. Click Connect to Server.
    3. In the Server address field type
      smb://[email protected]dartfs-hpc.dartmouth.edu/rc/home/x/netid

    DartFS

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    DartFS is a network-based storage service for documents and files. Each member of Dartmouth's research community can request a 50GB DartFS private home directory space (named as your Dartmouth NetID). In addition, Dartmouth Faculty members may request a 1TB shared lab space (named using the last name and first initial of the PI, e.g. Prof. Charles Xavier would get a lab share named “XavierC”).

    Access DartFS from Windows

    Step-by-Step

    Accessing Your DartFS Private Home Directory Space (named as your Dartmouth NetID)

    1. Click the Start or Windows menu icon (bottom left corner of the desktop).
    2. In the search text field, type Run. In Windows 10, just start typing run if the search field is missing.
    3. Select and click the Run application found towards the top of the menu.

    Statistical Software Support

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    Statistical computing covers the use of statistics and supported statistical packages on all of Information, Technology & Consulting's public systems, including UNIX, Macintosh, and Windows platforms.

    Supported packages include Stata, SPSS, SAS and R. Support not only includes accessing and installing these packages, but also includes assistance with the program basics, writing code, and choosing appropriate analyses. In addition, we can help you with transferring data between applications or platforms.

    Research Computing Course Descriptions

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