CS 213 - Intel Computer Systems Cluster (the "fish" machines)

Intel has donated 25 Pentium III Xeon servers to the CS 213 course. The systems, which run the Red Hat 5.2 distribution of Linux, are rack-mounted in the Wean 3rd floor machine room, and are administered by the CS facilities group (help@cs).

Getting help

Information about the CS computing environment is at www.cs.cmu.edu/~help.

For routine questions or requests send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu. For more urgent matters, contact the CS help desk at x8-4231 or visit them in person M-F, 9am-5pm, in WeH 3613. Outside of office hours, the phone rolls over to the CS operations group, which is staffed 24x7x365.

Frequently asked questions

Q1:How do I get an account?
A1:Pick up an account application from Prof. O'Hallaron (WeH 8125) and fill it out and sign it. Take it to the CS help desk (WeH 3613), identify yourself as a CS 213 student, and ask for MaryBeth.

Q2:How do I change my password?
A2:Telnet or ssh to one of the Intel cluster machines (see below). Then type:

% telnet -xa jeeves

This will connect you to the menu-driven Jeeves service. Select option 2: "Perform a Kerberos related operations". Then select option 4: "Change a Kerberos principal password".

Q3:How do I increase my disk space allocation?
A3:Use the Jeeves service.

Machines available to CS 213 students

Intel engineers traditionally use the names of North American rivers as internal names for their processor projects. So it seems fitting that we, as denizens of the Intel cluster, name the machines after freshwater fish of North America. The machines can be accessed with either ssh or telnet.

char.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu chum.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu flier.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu gobi.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
grayling.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu inconnu.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu minnow.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu muskie.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
paddlefish.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu perch.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu pickerel.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu pike.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
pumpkinseed.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu salmon.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu sauger.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu shad.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
sheepshead.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu sockeye.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu striper.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu sturgeon.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
walleye.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu warmouth.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu whitefish.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu

Machines available to CS 213 staff for course development

bass.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu bluegill.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu

About the Intel Cluster

Each machine runs Red Hat Linux 5.2 and consists of the following hardware:
Dave OHallaron
Last modified: Tue Oct 26 14:50:39 EDT 1999