This section presents information on connecting to and using Boston University’s Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) for Research Computing. It has material for both just beginning and more advanced users of the system.

We also have three guides/cheat sheets that may be useful to you while using the system and we recommend you bookmarking or printing out and keeping available: Getting Started Reference Sheet (PDF), Shared Computing Cluster Usage Cheat Sheet (PDF), and Linux Guide for SCC Users (PDF)

Getting Started

Learn the basics of getting connected to, transferring files, and using the Linux operating system on the SCC.

SCC Quick Start Guide

This guide is aimed at more experienced users, familiar with Linux, wishing to quickly get started using the SCC.

Using the System

Start using the system including managing your files and customizing your environment.

SCC OnDemand

Access the SCC using just your web browser with Open OnDemand.

Running Jobs

Learn how to submit and track your batch jobs.

CentOS 7

The SCC operating system was upgraded from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 in June, 2019.