Howdy! Welcome to the Toback Research Group. This webpage is designed to provide all the necessary information to get started with research. This webpage will provide information on weekly meetings, group dynamics, and how to set up and access accounts.
Getting Oriented with the Group
The Toback Research Group has weekly meetings over Zoom to discuss progress reports on the various research projects. Information on how to access the group meetings and the buzz words commonly used during the weekly meeting can be found on the following webpages.
Weekly meetings are currently held on Fridays at 3PM (CT).
You may find yourself overwhelmed when first being introduced to the group. Information on the group culture and noon reports can be found on the following webpages.
Getting Started With …
Using your Personal Computer/Phone
Here you can find resources for recommended personal computer software and coding tutorials.
Group Google Drive
The group uses Google Drive to store and share talks and documents. You will need a TAMU Google Account to access it. The link below is a direct link to the drive. If you do not have access yet, simply click the first link below and you will be asked if you want to send a request to be added. Click yes. The driver manager will approve it and assign you an access level according to your status. If you do not hear from them within 48 hours, let Toback know.
Using Big Computing (HPRC)
If you will be using Mitchell Computing resources for a computing project, then you will need to access the High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) cluster using the TAMU VPN and your NetID.
- How to setup a new HPRC account
- How to get started with HPRC
- Accessing HPRC clusters on a Windows Machine (Youtube Video)
- Accessing HPRC clusters on a Windows Machine (Webpage Tutorial)
- Mitchcomp Recommended Coding Resources
- Quick Guides for Experienced Users
- HPRC Wiki
- Accessing the A&M HPRC Cluster (Requires Confluence Account)
The most popular method of conducting data analysis is with Jupyter Notebooks using Python. To use a Jupyter Notebook on Grace or Terra, you can use the following Interactive Portals.
- Terra Interactive Portal (Requires TAMU VPN)
- Grace Interactive Portal (Requires TAMU VPN)
- Running Jupyter Notebooks on the Open On Demand Portal
Setting up CDMS Accounts
If you are doing work on CDMS, you will need to do things like accessing CDMS documentation, data, or code repositories. To do that you need to start by joining CDMS and setting various CDMS accounts. It is recommended that you start by making a Confluence account.
- How to setup new CDMS accounts
(For undergraduates and graduate students with TA positions, Research Fraction is an estimation of how much time will be spent on CDMS research. Typically this could be anywhere from 5%-25%)
- How to get started with everything (Requires Confluence Account)
For any edits to the onboarding page, contact Ben Meleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.