Updated 2022-09-28

SSH into Hive

What is SSH?

  • SSH stands for Secure Shell
  • A program for logging into a remote machine securely
  • SSH is how you log into and interact with the cluster

Logging Into Cluster - Linux / Mac

  • To SSH into cluster you MUST be on campus wifi or connected to the gatech vpn


You must be on GT Campus internet or Connected to Georgia Tech VPN to sign in

Access to other PACE Data

  • When you log into Hive, you will not have access to your PACE data that you access from other PACE resources, e.g., Phoenix.


For accessing your Phoenix data on Hive, please use Globus.

  • Open up a new terminal and simply use this template:
ssh someuser3@login-hive.pace.gatech.edu
# Use your GT username in place of "someuser3"
# press <return> to run
# Must be on GT campus internet or connected to Georgia Tech VPN


If "login-hive" doesnt work, you can try "login-hive1" or "login-hive2".

  • Next, you will be prompted for a pasword. Enter your GT password. Note when typing passwords in Linux, the password line will be blank and won't show characters. Press enter to login.


  • You should be logged into your account on a headnode. You can now interact with the cluster, submit jobs, make files, and do anything else you would do normally on a computer.



  • You can still use SSH on windows, but you will need a client. PuTTy is recommended
  • After you have installed PuTTy, open it and you should see a screen similar to this one.


  • In the HostName bar, enter your account address: someuser3@login-hive.pace.gatech.edu. Use your GT username instead of "someuser3".
  • Click open and in the terminal type in your GT password when prompted for password.


You may see a warning that looks like this: Screenshot Click "Yes". You can now enter your password. Please note that although you may not see any characters appear when you begin typing your password (this is a security feature), your password input is indeed going through.

  • Congratulations! You are now logged into your account on a headnode and able to interact with the Hive cluster through the terminal.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1828187. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.