_Service catalogue - Research Linux

Summary: The central research environment includes the service of providing Linux computing resources that can be accessed from multiple platforms. The Linux operating system (OS) is a Red Hat-based open source distribution.

Why you want this service: The research Linux servers provide mathematical software running on server hardware

What you need before using this service: Standard Faculty of Mathematics research account and resources. University virtual private network (VPN) for off campus access.

What you get when you use this service: Access to Linux servers owned and operated by MFCF. Included are general-purpose computing servers as well as specialty servers for thin client login sessions, large jobs, fast jobs, and parallel or cluster-oriented jobs.

What is provided: Home directories are located on the central file server (files.math). Users are expected not to monopolize a machine. The cluster is for parallel programming only, and users are expected to submit jobs to the job scheduler on the head node.

What is not provided: Users are not granted root access. In-depth application support is not provided.

How to use this service:

Research Linux server

When you can use this service:

The standard service level terms apply.

Where you can use this service: You can connect to the servers using SSH from any campus computer or remotely when VPN connected.