This document describes how to use SCP to transfer data between your computer and the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) supercluster, consisting of the Savio, Vector, and Cortex high-performance computing clusters, at the University of California, Berkeley.

This video walks through the process of using SCP:

The following examples show how to transfer files using SCP via the scp command in a shell/terminal window, on your own computer running Mac OS X, Linux, or Unix.

To transfer a single file from your computer to your home directory on the BRC supercluster (substitute your actual username for myusername in the two places it appears below):

scp myfile.txt myusername@dtn.brc.berkeley.edu:/global/home/users/myusername

To transfer a folder and its contents from your computer to your home directory on the BRC supercluster (substitute your actual username for myusername in the two places it appears below):

scp -r myfolder myusername@dtn.brc.berkeley.edu:/global/home/users/myusername

To transfer that same folder to the shared Scratch filesystem on Savio (substitute your actual username for myusername in the two places it appears below):

scp -r myfolder myusername@dtn.brc.berkeley.edu:/global/scratch/myusername
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