Creating FutureSystems Accounts and Projects

Warning

please note that in the videos we refer to FutureGrid, however starting October 1, 2014, the Web site will be called FutureSystems to access resources and apply for accounts. Also be aware that the manual is located at http://mycloudmesh.org/learning

Warning

The OpenID feature is at this time unavailable for google sign on.

This series of screencasts will walk you through the account and project creation processes of FutureSystems. We have targeted the following areas:

  • creating a portal account
  • creating a project
  • joining a project
  • creating a class project
  • add a ssh key
  • add an OpenID to the portal account

The material will allow you to easily get onto FutureSystems and either create your own project or join an existing one

Videos for users in a class project

Video Length Titles of the Lessons Description of the Lessons
|video-fs-account| 16:33 min Create a portal account in FutureSystems for class projects. This lesson explains you how to create a portal account which is the first step in getting access to FutureSystems. You can also view the following videos form FutureGrid as they still apply. For written material, see section s-account-create-account.

If you attend a class the above video is probably sufficient. If you like to know more, please see the videos bellow. As you do not have to create a project so you can skip this video.

General videos

Video Length Titles of the Lessons Description of the Lessons
|video-portal-account| 5:10 min Create a portal account This lesson explains you how to create a portal account which is the first step in getting access to FutureSystems. For written material, see section s-account-create-account.
|video-portal-openid| 1:35 min Upload an OpenID This lesson explains you how to upload and use an OpenID to login easily into the FutureSystems portal. For written material, see section Upload an OpenId.
|video-portal-sshkey| 2:39 min Upload a SSH key This lesson explains you how to upload and use a SSH key to login into the FutureSystems resources. For written material, see section Upload a SSH Public Key.
|video-portal-create-proj| 6:25 min Create a project This lesson explains you how to create a FutureSystems project. For written material, see section s-account-create-account.
|video-portal-join-proj| 1:28 min Join a project This lesson explains you how to join a FutureSystems project. For written material, see section Join a Project.

Exercises

Creating FutureSystems Accounts and Projects

  1. Create a portal account on FutureSystems.

  2. Identify an interesting project that you can conduct on FutureSystemss Cloud, HPC, or Grid resources.

  3. Apply for a FutureSystems project or join a project.

    See section Join a Project.

  4. Read up on what a ssh key is.

    See section Using SSH Keys.

  5. Upload a ssh key.

    Do this via https://portal.futuresystems.org/my/ssh-keys

  6. Register your OpenID in the portal (for example if you use google).

  7. Upload a 220x220 pixel portrait of yours to the portal.

    Do this via https://portal.futuresystems.org/my/edit

  8. Make sure you have uploaded a small Bio written in third person.

    Do this via https://portal.futuresystems.org/my/Contact