Information about services provided by the SDCC.

  • Getting an account
  • Support
  • AFS - AFS file system at the SDCC
  • BNLBox - cloud storage at the SDCC
  • Coverity
  • CVMFS - CERN Virtual Machine File System service at the SDCC
  • Insure++
  • Invenio - a repository/document management platform
  • Jupyter - an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and narrative text
  • HTCondor - manage workload on a dedicated cluster of computers, or to farm out work
  • Mattermost - SDCC chat
  • NX/NoMachine - a proprietary software application for remote access, desktop sharing, virtual desktop and file transfer between computers
  • VOMS - the Virtual Organization Management Service (VOMS) for the WLCG collaboration
  • Print services - information related to printer services provided by the SDCC
  • Email services - RHIC email provided by SDCC
  • Git services

Docker Registry

SDCC support container usage on various SDCC computing nodes.  A docker registry was setup for users to store and use docker images . SDCC users should be able to pull/push images there from SDCC networks and BNL campus network. 

A pull through cache registry is also available for users to access public dockerhub images from SDCC computer nodes.

Pull through cache registry for docker hub: (public image only)

The pull through cache registry hostname is 

VOMS Group Managers

There is now a new GroupManager role available for the VO. This role is used like the VO-Admin role was previously in VOMRS, so as to internally to tag the group managers.

For each group to which we want to delegate management, we need to add an ACL for both the group and the VO root. The ACLs can be granted via the this link:

VOMS Admin Management

New requests for VO membership should be verified for existing CERN accounts, and prevented from creating duplicate memberships, before approval.

This procedure is intended only for VO administrators. It may be useful to open multiple browser windows for each of the necessary sites (VOMS Admin, CERN Accounts, etc.).

SFTP gateways - Transfer files using SFTP gateways.

Information on the SFTP gateways - 

Users should use to access the sftp gateways and transfer files. 

There are many graphical clients available like WinSCP that users can download and install. 

SSH keys should be used to access the sftp gateways. 

GPFS and NFS home directory filesystems are available through the SFTP gateways.  

The gateways do not allow interactive access or allow scp transfers for security reasons. 

Example - 

Obtaining Cluster Access

In order to use/access the SDCC resources, you will need a valid allocation.

To have a valid allocation you need to fulfill one of the following:

  • Access to an allocation of computational or storage resources as a member of a project account
  • Commercial allocation by contacting CSI

Once approved, upload your public SSH key to the facility via this form.

See also:


Information regarding the CVMFS service at BNL.