Using SCP with the BRC Supercluster

This document describes how to use SCP to transfer data between your computer and the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) supercluster, consisting of the Savio, Vector, and Cortex high-performance computing clusters, at the University of California, Berkeley.

The following examples show how to transfer files using SCP via the scp command in a shell/terminal window, on your own computer running Mac OS X, Linux, or Unix.

To transfer a single file from your computer to your home directory on the BRC supercluster (substitute your actual username for myusername in the two places it appears below):

scp myfile.txt myusername@dtn.brc.berkeley.edu:/global/home/users/myusername

To transfer a folder and its contents from your computer to your home directory on the BRC supercluster (substitute your actual username for myusername in the two places it appears below):

scp -r myfolder myusername@dtn.brc.berkeley.edu:/global/home/users/myusername

To transfer that same folder to the shared Scratch filesystem on Savio (substitute your actual username for myusername in the two places it appears below):

scp -r myfolder myusername@dtn.brc.berkeley.edu:/global/scratch/myusername