Open OnDemand

Open OnDemand is a web portal that provides access to HPC file systems and clusters. It allows you to view, edit, upload and download files, create, edit, submit and monitor jobs, run GUI applications, and connect to the terminal, all via a web browser and with a minimal knowledge of Linux and scheduler commands.

Accessing Open OnDemand

You must be connected to the FSU VPN in order to use Open OnDemand. Access is available via


Open OnDemand is an ongoing NSF-funded project developed at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.  Its aim is to provide an easy way for system administrators to provide web browser access for users to their HPC resources.

Manage files from your web browser

File management

Perform basic file operations
Upload/download files from your web browser, and move/rename/preview files in a unified interface.

400(w)x500(h) or 400(w)x400(h), preferred ratio 4:5 or 1:1

Job management

Submit and manage jobs
Create, save, submit, and monitor jobs from inside your browser.

Shell access from your browser!

Shell access

Access a Linux shell from your browser
If you are familiar with the Linux terminal, you can access it directly from your browser, giving you the full power of the CLI.

MATLAB running in a web browser

Run graphical apps

Access graphical apps from a browser
Perhaps the most polished feature of OOD is the ability to access graphical applications on compute nodes without installing any additional software.

More Information

For more information, refer to our documentation.