The OSC Oakley Remote Desktop provides a remote desktop to a graphical processing unit (GPU) visualization node on the Oakley cluster at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). The remote desktop launches from your web browser through a VNC session connected to your OSC account. The remote desktop runs the GNOME graphical user interface (GUI) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). You can run terminal sessions on the desktop and create and submit portable batch system (PBS) job scripts and manage your jobs and files on your OSC account. You can also launch GUI programs for pre and post processing of your batch job inputs and outputs. For file uploading and downloading, use the OSC File Manager. These tools are suitable for users that may have academic licenses or access to other software at OSC that is otherwise not accessible from other products in the BCC store.
This is a monthly pay-as-you-go service. You must have an active license for the applications that your jobs run. You will be billed at the beginning of each calendar month for the previous month usage of HPC core hours and software licensing fees, as applicable. Automatic payments are made at the beginning of each calendar month for actual usage over the previous month. Payments are made against the payment method specified in your profile. Credit card information is secured by Payment Card Industry (PCI) Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification. OSC consulting on the use of software products hosted at OSC is available under the OSC Consulting Subscription.
The service is priced based on the number of core hours used per month. The unit price per core hour is $0.07 USD. For software unit pricing, please contact OSC for academic licensing and Nimbis for commerical licensing.
You must first register for access to the products listed in the Blue Collar Computing store. If you have not already registered, you will see a "Register" button instead of "Buy". After you register, the "Register" button will be replaced with "Buy". Clicking on the “Buy” button will take you through checkout. There is no charge at checkout for this product. Charges will accrue and bill monthly for actual core hours, and any licensing fees as may be applicable. When you complete checkout, you will be redirected to your dashboard which will contain a ready session of the product.