// Instructional Video Collection
Accessing NCCS Systems
Become an NCCS User
Potential NCCS Users must accomplish certain prerequisites to gain access to the NCCS systems. This video gives instruction summary on how to establish a NASA Identity, complete the IT security training, and request an RSA SecurID token.
How to Request an NCCS RSA Token
Potential NCCS Users must accomplish certain prerequisites to gain access to the NCCS systems. This video gives detailed instructions on how to request an RSA SecurID token.
Accessing ADAPT Instructional Video
Learn how to access and login to a virtual machine on the ADAPT system. ADAPT users can customize their VM experience by selecting their preferred operating system. Instructions include how to access an ADAPT Linux VM from Linux and Windows operating systems, and how to access a Windows ADAPT VM directly through a web browser.
Anaconda on ADAPT
Anaconda is now available globally on ADAPT which means users no longer need to install Anaconda down their personal directory locations. This instructional includes descriptions of where the system default Anaconda is located, steps to load different Anaconda modules, activating and deactivating a conda environment, and how to create and customize a new conda env or leverage an existing one.
Jupyter on ADAPT Part 1 – Overview
Jupyter is now available on ADAPT. Project Jupyter products include Jupyter Notebook, Jupyter kernels, JupyterHub, and JupyterLab, the next generation version of Jupyter Notebook. This instructional gives an Overview describing Jupyter Hub, it’s configuration on ADAPT, and how to signin and start up the Jupyter Hub server.
Jupyter on ADAPT Part 2 – JupyterLab
This video instructional explores some of the key features of JupyterLab. It describes the icons in the navigation panel such as Folders, Kernels, Commands, The Hub Control Panel, and runs an example Jupyter Notebook.
Accessing a Windows VM through Guacamole
It’s now quicker and easier to connect to an ADAPT windows virtual machine using Guacamole. This instructional leads the user through steps to achieve startup of their windows virtual machine.
Introduction to Using SLURM on the Discover Cluster
NCCS provides SchedMD's Slurm resource manager for users to control their scientific computing jobs and workflows on the Discover supercomputer. This video gives instructions on how users can submit jobs to be scheduled, specifying resource requests such as CPU time, memory, as well as other options for optimizing productivity.
Performing Secure File Transfers Between Discover and Your Windows Workstation
This video instructional describes how to perform a secure file transfer between the Discover systems and a local windows workstation. The user will be given instruction on how to download and install the PuTTy terminal emulator software as well as the WinSCP secure GUI file transfer utility necessary to accomplish file transfers.
Geographic Information System (GIS)
GIS Portal Part 1 – How the system works
This instructional is a capture of a Brown Bag that was presented by Jim Shute. Part 1 of this 5 part presentation is an overview of the Capabilities and Services of the NCCS GIS Portal. It covers on a high level the NCCS Architecture, Spatial Platform Architecture, GIS development Paradigm, Example Workflow, Data Publishing Workflow, Development Options, and Windows Access.
GIS Portal Part 2 – Website and Applications
This instructional is a capture of a Brown Bag that was presented by Jim Shute. Part 2 of this 5 part presentation explores the NCCS GIS portal website and the many existing applications that are available to users.
GIS Portal Part 3 – Make a Webmap and publish from Desktop
This instructional is a capture of a Brown Bag that was presented by Jim Shute. Part 3 of this 5 part presentation describes the steps involved in creating a webmap and publishing from your desktop.
GIS Portal Part 4 – Publishing Content
This instructional is a capture of a Brown Bag that was presented by Jim Shute. Part 4 of this 5 part presentation describes 3 methods to publish content to the web.
GIS Portal Part 5 – Questions and Answers
This instructional is a capture of a Brown Bag that was presented by Jim Shute. This Part 5 question and answer portion of the presentation addresses more on hot spots, GeoJson files, heat maps, hot spot analysis, benefits of using the GIS portal, web addresses, contact info, and comments about this software as a service.