CADESUser DocumentationSHPC Condo User GuideGetting Started


NOTICE: Nodes belonging to the birthright, chem, cnms, ccsd, bsd, mstd, ntrc, nucphys, virtues, theory, qmc, and ccsi groups have now moved to the Slurm scheduler and can be accessed from or-slurm-login.ornl.gov. See the Running Jobs documentation for more details.


Getting Started

The CADES Scalable HPC (SHPC) Condos consist of two HPC clusters: one in the ORNL Moderate protection zone (CADES Mod) and one in the ORNL Open protection zone (CADES Open). The clusters are further divided in to "condo units" based on which ORNL research groups purchased their nodes. All ORNL research and technical staff may request access to the birthright condo. The other condos are accessed only by approval from their owners.

If you are not sure what you should join, write cades-help@ornl.gov or simply start with the birthright condo.

Requesting access to CADES Open SHPC condos

First setup your UserID:

Regardless of which condo you want to join do this step.

  • ORNL STAFF: ORNL staff obtain access to CADES through their UCAMS ID by activating it in the XCAMS system.

    • To active your UCAMS ID as your XCAMS CADES user ID, visit https://xcams.ornl.gov and click on "I need an account"
    • Then, after accepting the user agreement, look in the tan box on the right of the screen under UCAMS, and click on "activate your XCAMS account" and complete the required steps
  • NON-ORNL STAFF: If you are collaborating with ORNL's staff, create an XCAMS account and ID to use for CADES access

    • To do this visit https://xcams.ornl.gov and click on "I need an account" and complete the required steps
    • You will also need access to the external visitor login nodes, so go to https://xcams.ornl.gov/xcams/groups/cades-misc/ and follow the instructions to request an account
    • This request is reviewed and may take up to five business days for approval
    • Approval is contingent on having a valid ORNL staff host

Next setup your Access:

There are four options here:

Join the 10 node Birthright condo

  • Navigate to https://xcams.ornl.gov/xcams/groups/cades-birthright. The preceding link will pre-fill a request for CADES Birthright Cloud and SHPC Condo resources
  • Enter your email address (use the ORNL email if available) and click continue
  • Review the XCAMS user agreement, and select Agree
  • Enter your USER ID (UCAMS ID if you are ORNL Staff; XCAMS ID if you are not ORNL staff)
  • Enter your password
  • Click Submit to complete the XCAMS request. An activation notice will be dispatched to your email address when your resources are ready for use

Join an Open Research SHPC condo owned by an ORNL research group

Find your condo on the list below.To request access to one or more of these resources, click on the link and supply the requested information. Usually, requests are reviewed within 1 business day and an email response is generated to let you know that you have access.

CADES Open SHPC Condos by Division:

📝 Note: If you do not see your group listed, please contact the CADES team and include: Subject: Help with SHPC Condo Registration UCAMS ID or XCAMS ID, contact information, reason for requesting an SHPC Condo allocation, and the name of your directorate and division.

Join a Moderate condo owned by an ORNL research group

CADES Moderate SHPC Condos by Division:

  • National Security Emerging Technologies (Formerly Geographic Data Science (GDS))
    • Please request access to this group by writing Division Approver: Amy Rose (rosean@ornl.gov) and CCing cades-help@ornl.gov
    • In the email include:
      • Subject: Request to Join NSET Condo
      • Full Name
      • Badge Number
      • CADES User_ID
      • The name of the codes you will be working with
      • State whether you will you need access to just the binary executable or the source codes.
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate (NSED)
    • Please request access to this group by writing Division Approver: Mark Baird (bairdml@ornl.gov) and CCing cades-help@ornl.gov
    • In the email include:
      • Subject: Request to Join NSED Condo
      • Full Name
      • Badge Number
      • CADES User_ID
      • The name of the codes you will be working with
      • State whether you will you need access to just the binary executable or the source codes.
      • If you know which NSED condo you will be running on, please list it.

📝 Note: If you do not see your group listed, please contact the CADES team and include:Subject: Help with SHPC Condo Registration UCAMS ID or XCAMS ID, contact information, reason for requesting an SHPC Condo allocation, and the name of your directorate and division.

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