All users of the Danforth Center Bioinformatics infrastructure must first acknowledge that they have read and understand the Usage Policies.
Core facility website: http://bioinformatics.danforthcenter.org/
Slack (virtual help desk): https://danforthcenter.slack.com
Login (SSH/SFTP) server: stargate.bioinformatics.danforthcenter.org
Globus GridFTP server: chronos.bioinformatics.danforthcenter.org (see here for more details)
Setting up your workstation¶
Jupyter Notebook access¶
On any platform, point your web browser to https://jupyter.bioinformatics.danforthcenter.org and enter your Bioinformatics username and password.
You will need a terminal application that supports
ssh to log into the Bioinformatics
infrastructure. Below are some recommended applications by platform.
Mac OSX: Terminal (built-in), iTerm2
Linux/Unix: Terminal (built-in)
To log into the system via ssh, open one of the above applications and enter the command:
where username is your Bioinformatics username. The first time you log in you will need to type "yes" to accept the server's key.
Linux/Unix: System file browser (built-in, )FileZilla
The above applications will let you quickly browse the Bioinformatics filesystem. Many will even let you edit files directly on the server from your local computer.
For large file transfers it is often better to download directly from the source onto the system without using your
local computer as a mid-point stop. This can be done on the server
chronos or in the HTCondor cluster using
wget or curl.
See our HTCondor guide for more information.