The best way to learn how to use SciServer is to start from a working example – so we offer several examples from multiple science domains in a shared public Data Volume called Getting Started. Here are instructions for using these example notebooks to kickstart your research and teaching with SciServer.
Next, click on the Create Container button to start up a virtual computing environment within SciServer:
Once you have logged in to SciServer, you will see your SciServer Dashboard. Click the Compute box to open SciServer Compute in a new window, as shown in the screenshot.
A new box will open over the page with options for your new container. Be sure to check the Getting Started checkbox so that you have access to the example notebooks. Click Create.
A new window will open showing you your files in the container you just created. Click on getting_started to open the examples. These example notebooks are shared among all users, so your first step is to copy them to a place where you can edit them and save your changes. Follow the instructions in the starthere.ipynb notebook to do that.