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Supercomputing. Seamlessly. Open, Interactive HPC Via the Web

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation of the United States under the award NSF SI2-SSE-1534949 and NSF CSSI-Frameworks-1835725.


Open OnDemand is an NSF-funded open-source HPC portal. The goal of Open OnDemand is to provide an easy way for system administrators to provide web access to their HPC resources, including, but not limited to:

  • Plugin-free web experience
  • Easy file management
  • Command-line shell access
  • Job management and monitoring across different batch servers and resource managers
  • Graphical desktop environments and desktop applications


Open ondemand demo demonstrating integration with Open XDMOD; interactive jobs with desktops, Jupyter and visual studio code; file browsing, creation, editing and deletion.


Installing Open OnDemand simple, use our .rpm or .deb packages. Get started by visiting the installation instructions in our documentation.

Container demos

You can use the hpc toolset tutorial to demonstrate Open OnDemand before installing on your systems. This docker-compose project has a full suite of applications like Slurm, Coldfront and of course Open OnDemand. It also includes tutorials on how to use and update the applications.


Learn more about Open OnDemand's system architecture and request lifecycle by visiting our documentation.


Open OnDemand has an active and growing community! Don't hesitate to reach out to the developers via our Discourse instance if you would like more information or need help installing or configuring Open OnDemand.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at Please read our contributing guide to get started, or find us on our Discourse instance if you have any questions about contributing!


The code is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Maintained by OSC

This project is maintained by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a member of the Ohio Technology Consortium, the technology and information division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.