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Version 3.0 - published on 11 Sep 2014

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A workspace is a Linux desktop in your browser. It provides access to NCNs Rappture toolkit,  along with computational resources available on the NCN, Open Science Grid, and TeraGrid networks. You can use these resources to do research. Or, you can use workspaces as a development area for new tools. You can upload code, compile it, test it, and debug it. Once your code is working properly in a workspace, it is ready to be deployed as a tool on NEEShub.

You can use normal Linux tools to transfer data into and out of your workspace. For example, sftp will establish a connection with your NEEShub file share. You can also use built-in webdav support on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems to access your NEEShub files on your local desktop.

NOTE: This facility is currently restricted to NEES PIs, students, staff, collaborators, and partners. If you have problems launching a workspace, you may not be authorized to use workspaces. If you feel you should be authorized, please submit a ticket to request this feature. Please include the name of the NEES PI or partnership supporting your request.

Users with Workspace access have direct access to their tool sessions via virtual ssh.

Virtual SSH help:
ssh create a session if none exists, or enter the first session found (interactive shell)
ssh help: this message
ssh session: create a session if none exists, or enter the first session found (non-interactive shell)
ssh -t session: same as above but get a command prompt (interactive shell)
ssh -t session: execute the command, if necessary creating a workspace
ssh session list: provide a listing of your existing sessions (workspaces)
ssh -t session: Access session # (interactive)
ssh session: Access session # and execute command
ssh -t session create: create a new session with the specified name
ssh -t session start: start a new session
ssh -t session stop: stop that session


Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Nicholas Kisseberth (2015), "Workspace,"

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