Monthly Archives: June 2010

Accessing the Hadoop filesystem (HDFS)

Hadoop has it own distributed file system called HDFS which can be accessed with the hadoop utility. The command to access the HDFS is the file system user client command “fs” Type “hadoop fs” on the command line to get … Continue reading

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Logging into the system

The preferred way to access the Systems Biology Knowledgebase computer ( which is a Linux server, is by using a Secure shell (ssh) utility.  There are various ssh utilities available depending on the machine that you are connecting from: If … Continue reading

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Guidelines for using the system

We know how to play together nicely.

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User accounts

To log into the system, you will need what is referred to at ORNL as an XCAMS account. Please visit the following link and follow the instructions for creating an XCAMS account.

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Hardware specification and details

Kandinsky is a Linux system with a Cent OS Kernel version  5 installed and the following major hardware elements: 68 compute nodes, a management node and a backup management node, and a data staging storage system. Each compute node has … Continue reading

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