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Narwhal User Guide - coming soon

This system is for CHPC protected environment (PE) users needing large memory for statistical analysis. The system has 24 physical cores, 512GB of RAM, and 1TB of local SSD disk space, and can mount your PE user and project space if needed.  

We have SAS with text miner, AMOS, SPSS, R, STATA, Mathematica, Matlab, and Microsoft Office 2010 on narwhal.  

Once you use windows remote desktop (RDP) to get to narwhal.chpc.utah.edu you can run any of the applications listed. You must have a valid CHPC PE account to access this system.  Contact CHPC by sending email to helpdesk@chpc.utah.edu if you need access.  Note that all access to the PE requires DUO for two factor authorization.

Instructions:

  1. Use remote desktop to RDP to narwhal.chpc.utah.edu
    1. For windows goto 'start' > 'all programs' > 'accessories' 'remote desktop connection', for linux use rdesktop or xfreerdp. 
    2. Enter the hostname of narwhal.chpc.utah.edu (or on linux use rdesktop narwhal.chpc.utah.edu).  
    3. Read (and comply with) the banner warning about authorized access use.
    4. Login using your campus username and password which is ad\UNID and then your normal campus password.

       

      Windows users, please NOTE: Windows 7 PCs without RDP version 8.0 or later are not able to connect. Here is an update to RDP 8.0 

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2592687  *has a prerequisite (listed on the page)

       Here is the one to RDP 8.1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2923545  *has a prerequisite (listed on the page)

       

  2. If you are using a Mac, you may have office 'remote desktop connection' which will work OK. We've had better experiences with the Microsoft Remote Desktop which can be download free from the apple store.
    1. Install and launch Microsoft Remote Desktop
    2. Put narwhal.chpc.utah.edu in the computer fieldRead (and comply with) the banner warning about authorized access use.
    3. Read  (and comply with) the banner warning about authorized access use.
    4. In the username field, put your ad\uNID
    5. Next, authenticate with your password and you should now have a remote window on narwhal.

Help:

If you need help with this system, please send email to helpdesk@chpc.utah.edu

Last Updated: 3/13/18