IT Orientation For PCTS Fellows. Vinod Gupta Department of Physics Sept 13, 2012.
Department of Physics
Sept 13, 2012
Thanks to all of you for coming to this IT Orientation. Honestly speaking, there is hardly anything I can teach you people about computing. You people got this prestigious Princeton Fellowship, this itself is a testimony of your brilliance. You all are the smartest people from the best Universities. Most of you are already computer geeks. This will be more of a conversation.
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Feynman Linux cluster having 200 CPUs, 10 TB RAM and 300 TB disk storage, currently running Scientific Linux based on RHEL6. It has a PBS+MAUI based batch management system. A dedicated web server hosts personal and group sites exported from feynman cluster. For more details and requesting an account, disk quotas etc, see: http://physics.princeton.edu/it/cluster/
\\files.princeton.edu\home\NetID: 5 GB free storage on Central SMB/CIFS File Server, mounted as H drive on DeSC desktops. Additional space at $0.5/GB/month. Files on this server are fully backed up and easily restorable.
Cloud storage: Google Apps for Enterprise, including gmail, Drive Drive.
Feynman cluster has about 500 TB storage, mostly owned by research groups.
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Remote Desktop without VPN
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