Guide to IT services

User access to MAX IV IT resources

At MAX IV, there are many different systems that require specific access depending on your affiliation. Here you will find a collection of guides to the most commonly used services for anyone with an external affiliation to MAX IV.

Experimental Data Access

Experiment data are stored on the MAX IV data storage systems where they are retained for a period of 6 months. Data availability for MAX IV users is limited to this time period. MAX IV is continuously extending its storage capacity and scientific data retention period.

External access

External access to MAX IV experimental data is available via the following methods:

Shell access

Login to parts of the data processing resources at MAX IV is possible while the proposal is active. Please see the section further down in this page on “VPN connection to MAX IV” and the documentation on Remote Desktop

More information about data handling at MAX IV

VPN connection to MAX IV

MAX IV users can access the MAX IV computers from external locations via a VPN connection. Currently, active users with a DUO account can establish a connection to a limited network at MAX IV that allows access to computers and services that relates to preparing for an experiment and to view and re-process data.

For usage details, see: VPN

HPC

The High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster is a central resource available at MAX IV for users and staff.  It is a small cluster compared to what one would find at dedicated supercomputing centers. It is maintained in cooperation with LUNARC (Lund University Computing Center) the cluster has a very similar architecture.

For usage information, see: HPC

Jupyter

Analysis and data visualization can be performed within a web browser using Jupyter notebooks at MAX IV via a local JupyterHub.

For more information, see: Jupyter at MAX IV

LUNARC

The Lund University computing center (LUNARC) can provide computing resources for processing data from experiments carried out at MAX IV as well as for related simulations and modeling.

For detailed usage insstructions, see: LUNARC

Contact

For questions related to data access, please contact Thomas Eriksson.

Page manager: Paul Bell September 16, 2022