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

Q:How do I get an account?
A:Accounts will be created for you automatically.

Q:Are the accounts ready yet?

Q:What do I need to do before logging in?
A:On one of the Unix cluster machines (unix1.andrew, etc.), run the following script:


Q:How do I log into one of these machines?
A:As follows:

% telnet FISH.machine.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
Connected to FISH.machine.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu.
Escape character is '^]'.
[ Kerberos V4 accepts you ]
[ Kerberos V4 challenge successful ]

Red Hat Linux release 5.2 (Apollo)
Kernel 2.0.36 on an i686
login: bovik@andrew.cmu.edu
             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ don't leave this out!
password: [andrew password]

Alternatively, if you use ssh:

% ssh -l bovik@andrew.cmu.edu FISH.machine.cmcl.cs.cmu.edu
bovik@andrew.cmu.edu@a.FISH.machine's password: [andrew password]

Don't forget to replace "FISH" with a cluster machine name from the table below.

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: