WARNING: From 9am on 19th August until 5pm on 2nd September there will be no access to the Stanage HPC cluster.

We will send an email to notify you when Stanage is back online and available for job submission.


The ShARC HPC cluster was decommissioned on the 30th of November 2023 at 17:00. It is no longer possible for users to access that cluster.

2. JupyterLab

After starting a JupyterHub session you are presented with Jupyter’s which is the default tab in Jupyter’s user interface. This view shows you (amongst other things):

  • Files on the machine running your Jupyter session (here, the cluster), not your local machine. This behaves much like a desktop file browser application. Use this to find existing Notebooks (or text files) to open/run/edit.

  • A ‘Launcher’ tab that lets you
    • Create a new Jupyter Notebook using a ‘kernel’ in a specific Conda environment

    • Create a new Jupyter Console using a ‘kernel’ in a specific Conda environment

    • Start a new web-based terminal session

    • Create a new text file, Markdown file or Python code file

  • Tabs for open Notebooks, web-based terminal sessions and web-based file editing views.

JupyterLab interface


Certain directories may not be accessible via this interface:

  • /home/username

  • /data/username

  • /shared/volname

This set of directories are automounted i.e. made available to the user on demand but you cannot express that demand via this interface. If you browse into /data and it is empty or does not contain your personal subdirectory then you need to briefly open a Jupyter terminal and run:

ls /data/username

then that directory should subsequently be visible/accessible in the JupyterLab file browser.