This page contains useful information for users from SCANIA.
Get an account¶
To get started using PDC resources within the Scania collaboration, please begin by applying for an account at http://blackfish.pdc.kth.se/cgi-bin/accounts/request.py Specify that you want to use the system Dardel and add a comment saying that your are part of the Scania collaboration at PDC. Once we have received your application we will confirm that you are indeed a Scania user, and will proceed in creating an account for you.
Once you have received your PDC account letter you may login at PDC. To connect to PDC from within Scania you first need to contact Scania IT to have your computer activated for PDC access. Instructions on how to configure your computer for PDC access can be found by following these instructions on How to log in with kerberos
When accessing Dardel always login to the Scania dedicated login node
First generate a Kerberos ticket as follows where you should substitute username with your username at PDC…
kinit -l 30d <username>@NADA.KTH.SE
Once you have a valid ticket you can ssh to dardel-scania.pdc.kth.se using
ssh -K <username>@dardel-scania.pdc.kth.se
Read more information on how to login with How to log in with kerberos
Files are transferred with scp from PDC to Scania as follows:
scp <username>@dardel-scania.pdc.kth.se:<filename> .
Read more information about Using scp/rsync
Scania has its own dedicated Lustre disk system, which is available from Dardel
Every scania user has their homedirectory at
/cfs/scania/home/<1st letter username>/<username>
where u is the first letter of your PDC username. You should always execute your programs in the parallel file system (Lustre). Read more information in the following Storage areas
How to use Linux¶
You can find a short tutorial on how to use Linux and how to set file permissions by reading Basic Linux for new HPC users
As a SCANIA user you should mainly be interested in…
PDC does also other applications. Please take a look at https://www.pdc.kth.se/software for a list of softwares available at PDC.
Scania users are automatically added to the mailing list:
Both PDC staff and Scania users may post to this list to quickly distribute important information for Scania users.
Scania has its personal support queue at PDC which can be reached by sending mails to
More information on how tickets are handled and some general contact information can be found at Contact Support