To log in to Oscar you need Secure Shell (SSH) on your computer.
There are two options for signing into Oscar: with or without VPN.
ssh.ccv.brown.eduYou can connect from anywhere. You will need Two Factor Authentication
To log in to Oscar, open a terminal and
- If you are not connected to the Brown VPN, use the following command:
- If you are connected to the Brown VPN, use the following command:
-Xallows Oscar to display windows on your machine. This allows you to open and use GUI-based applications, such as the text editor
The first time you connect to Oscar you will see a message about the authenticity of the host:
The authenticity of host 'ssh.ccv.brown.edu (184.108.40.206)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Nt***************vL3cH7A.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
You can type
yesand press return. On subsequent logins you should not see this message.
You will then be prompted for your password.
You will now be in your home directory on Oscar. In your terminal you will see a prompt like this:
Congratulations, you are now on one of the Oscar login nodes! The login nodes are for administrative tasks such as editing files and compiling code. To use Oscar for computation you will need to use the compute nodes. To get to the compute nodes from the login nodes you can either start an interactive session on a compute node, or submit a batch job.