Getting Started with Jetstream2

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the various use cases of Jetstream2 and distinguish the unique advantages of cloud-based computing.
  • Apply for an ACCESS allocation and exchange credits for use on Jetstream2
  • Log into an allocation and be familiar with the Exosphere interface.
  • Provision and access basic resources like instances and volumes.
  • Launch popular applications like Matlab, R Studio, and Jupyter
  • Effectively manage resources to maximize credit usage.


  • An ACCESS account. Go to and use one of the two options listed there to create your ACCESS account.
  • Attendees need added to an allocation. Once you have created your ACCESS account and registered for the workshop, fill out the form sent to you in the registration confirmation email from IT Training.
  • For in-person trainings, bring a laptop or contact the organizers in advance to borrow a laptop.

Register to attend via Zoom


  • Introduction
    • What is Jetstream2? Whom is it for?
    • How to apply for an allocation
    • Allocation credits and resource providers
  • Getting access to Jestream2
    • Logging in to Exosphere
  • Break
  • Using Jestream2
    • Creating an instance
    • Logging in to your instance
    • Using the software collection to load popular applications
    • Attaching volumes for data storage
    • Transferring Data to and from your instance
    • Saving and Sharing Images
    • Shelving your instance

View hands-on material from the workshop.

Getting Started with Jetstream2 (on Google Drive)

Go to the recording from November 30, 2023 workshop.

Getting Started with Jetstream2 (on YouTube)

The Supercomputing for Everyone Series (SC4ES) aims to bring more users into the realm of advanced computing, whether it be visualization, computation, analytics, storage, or any related discipline. Research Technologies can take you to the next level of computing.

Supercomputing for Everyone Series workshops and seminars are led by personnel from Research Technologies, a division of University Information Technology Services and a center in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.