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HPC & HTC User Documentation

All user support documentation related to the Cirrus HPC and HTC service

Create a ssh key

How to access Using ssh keys

Access to the INCD computing clusters is performed via SSH and requires the use of SSH keys for a...

User Software Installation


Tips and examples on how to install software locally

OpenStack Services

Openstack users manual

Documentation for INCD Services available for users


Training events

Supported Projects

Usage Metrics

Projects supported by the INCD infrastructure

Supported Institutions

Usage Metrics

supported institutions per number of ativities

Maturity Evaluation 2019

Official Reports

Documents related to the FCT infrastructures roadmap maturity evaluation of 2019 Documentos rela...

LNEC users

Customized resources

The information contained on this chapter is complementary information specific for LNEC users th...

LIP users

Customized resources

The information contained on this chapter is complementary information specific for LIP users tha...


Official Reports

Materials related to the FCT infrastructures roadmap project 01/SAICT/2016 nº 22153

Manage slurm jobs

Manage jobs

How to handle jobs management using slurm batch system. Used at Minho and ISEC and Lisbon data c...




Lustre Basics

Filesystem User Guide Lustre

The latest Lustre documentation is available at Lustre

Lustre best practices

Filesystem User Guide Lustre

Distributed filesystems such as Lustre are ideal for HPC and HTC environments. In these environme...

How to connect to the HPC and HTC clusters

How to access Public access

public login services Access to the INCD clusters is only available to registered users. To us...


How to access Using ssh keys

Choose strong passwords - at least 9 characters long, a mixture of alphanumeric mixed case and s...

Filling the request/registration form

Frequently Asked Questions

Configuring SSH

How to access Using ssh keys

In order to simplify SSH access to remote hosts we recommend INCD users to adopt the following re...


Getting Started

INCD is open to all academic and scientific researchers and institutions. In order to use our ser...

Login and network access

Getting Started

Access to INCD infrastructure is available only to registered users. Access to login machines may...

My jobs need to run longer than the queues permit

Manage jobs Troubleshooting information

At INCD the default max elapsed time for the queues is 72h. The values for all queues can be ...


User Support

To contact the INCD user support please send email to: helpdesk (at) For other instituti...

Directories and filesystems

Filesystem User Guide

The INCD filesystems are based on the Lustre shared filesystem which is mounted in the compute no...

Disk Quota Policy

Filesystem User Guide

To prevent storage misuse and problems resulting from filesystems becoming full, INCD has impleme...

How to transfer files between INCD and a local machine

Filesystem User Guide

NOTE Please note that INCD Lustre storage is not designed for small files. Attempting to store ...

How to access files belonging to someone else or another project

Filesystem User Guide

Users are allowed to change the default permissions file permissions in all folders they own. The...

Who can apply to use the INCD infrastructure?

Frequently Asked Questions Applying

INCD is open to researchers from Portuguese scientific and academic organizations in all areas of...

Can researchers from foreign organizations apply to use the INCD infrastructure?

Frequently Asked Questions Applying

Researchers from foreign organizations can be eligible to use INCD when they cooperate with Port...

How to apply to use the INCD infrastructure?

Frequently Asked Questions Applying

Please fill the “New request” form available at:

How much time will it take to get an answer and gain access?

Frequently Asked Questions Applying

Depends on the size and specificities of the request. If your project is approved and resources...

How to contact us?

Frequently Asked Questions Applying

You can contact us via e-mail to the INCD Computing Services helpdesk address in: INCD

Regarding organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

* What type of organizations can apply? * Can private companies apply to use the INCD infrastruc...


Frequently Asked Questions

Users Portal

Generic documentation regarding the INCD user portal

Openstack users manual

User manuals and tutorials for Openstack

General User Documentation

General documentation regarding the INCD infrastructure. This topic does not cover any services ...

Cloud user documentation

User documentation related to the Stratus Openstack Cloud Infrastructure

INCD Institutional Information

Public Information about INCD infrastructure and usage


In this section you will find information related to training and other materials.


Services deployed in the INCD infrastructure

Manage jobs

Submitting and managing jobs in the Cirrus HPC and HTC clusters

Filesystem User Guide

Filesystems and data organization in the Cirrus HPC and HTC clusters

How to access

Guidance to access the INCD services

Compute Node Specs and Information

Compute nodes specs and hardware information for the Cirrus HPC and HTC clusters


How the software is managed in the Cirrus HTC and HPC clusters

Getting Started

Short user guide to request access to the INCD infrastructure

User Support

General user support at INCD

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions regarding INCD Users Portal usability.


How to acknowledge the use of the INCD infrastructure

Scientific Publications

Scientific publications which used INCD resources

Login machines

How to access

Accessing the login servers with SSH

Organized events

List of events organized by INCD


Participation in dissemination events

Training events

Training events and online material about INCD services and users support

Usage Metrics

Several usefull metrics reporting the Institutional usage of the infrastructure

Cloud Service

Book with links and materials with Cloud user manual, tutorials and training. Includes Virtualiz...

Thematic Services Tutorials

Training material for the Thematic Services officially supported by INCD

Containers Tutorials

List of tutorials used in training for using containers for scientific applications and services

Official Reports

INCD official reports and related documents

Customized resources

Customized resources and queues for specific research groups and organizations


Filesystem User Guide

Lustre basic description on INCD infrastructure

Public access

How to access

Public access to the INCD Cirrus HPC and HTC services

Using ssh keys

How to access

Basic description on how to use ssh keys

GPU user guide

Manage jobs

Troubleshooting information

Manage jobs

Do I need to specify a research project?

Frequently Asked Questions Filling the request/registration form

Large requests should be backed by approved peer-reviewed research projects either national or E...