Research Computing At HBS
This is page provides a rough guide for competent users to get going with HBS's RCS (Research Computing Services) remotely.
Getting the VPN up was problematic for me (there were account issues), but it should be as simple as going to:
Enter your username and password. And clicking "start".
SSHing onto Research Grid
Just do it. Open Putty and SSH onto researchgrid.hbs.edu. Give your username and password.
Connecting to MYSQL
mysql -h rcsmysql.hbs.edu -u username -p --ssl-ca=rcsmysql
(with your username!).
Then work away on any databases which you have permissions for. Useful MYSQL specific commands include:
SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('newpassword'); #Change your password SHOW GRANTS FOR username; #See your access permissions SHOW DATABASES; #See all the databases you can see USE somedbase; #Use a database SHOW TABLES; #See the tables in a database DESC sometable; #Describe a table SHOW PROCESSLIST; #See a list of processes you have running KILL xxxx; #Kill process number xxxx
Export and Import to MYSQL
Create two symbolic links to the MYSQL import and export directories:
ln -s /export/mysql/export export ln -s /export/mysql/import import
Map a drive (Mount)
With the VPN up, map two drive letters to:
Connect using different credentials:
Note the HBS workgroup/domain above - this will be crucial. In theory you shoudl be able to map to the samba share \\research (i.e. without the full domain), but this didn't work for me.