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Open OnDemand Documentation

Open OnDemand (OOD or OpenOD) is a browser-based GUI for interacting with high-performance computing environments. Developed and maintained by the Ohio Supercomputing Center, OOD provides users with a unified and easy-to-use interface to help streamline most frequent interactions with the backend large-scale computing resources.


While OpenOD has been available at Clemson University since June 2021, it is still under active development. We may make changes to the interface and look forward to adding more tools and capabilities over time.

Accessing OpenOD

To access Open OnDemand, navigate to in your web browser. You will need to authenticate with your Clemson University account and perform two-factor authentication with DUO Security.

Screenshot of the Open OnDemand home page.


When you first log in to Open OnDemand, you will be greeted by the Dashboard. The dashboard contains many utilities that help you conveniently access the resources Palmetto has to offer.

  • Files: Links to /home, /scratch, and /project directories. The destination link will provide users with the ability to browse, upload, download, view, create, edit, and delete their files and folders. We also have a Quota utility to check your storage quota utilization.
  • Jobs: Allow users to create, submit, and monitor batch jobs on Palmetto.
  • Clusters: Provide users with a browser-based shell environment
  • Interactive Apps: Provide users with browser-based GUI applications. This includes applications that typically require VNC (Palmetto Desktop) or are served via a web server (Jupyter, RStudio, Code-Server)
  • Help: Link to documentation and utility to restart users' dashboard server (for app development purposes).

Screenshot of the navigation bar of the OpenOD website.

These utilities are described in detail over the next few pages.