The CI makes several resources and services available to its users. Some of these services are available to all CI users, while some are available upon the approval of the resource owner.
General Use Resources/Services
The following resources and services are provided to all CI users regardless of their project affiliation.
The CI provides a machine that any CI user can login to for development or other day to day activities:
. Please remember that this is a shared resource and to reduce the impact on other users, do not use this machine for long running or CPU/memory intensive applications. If such processes are discovered or brought to the CI support staff's attention, the support staff can and will kill any processes without prior notification. If you have more demanding applications, you should consider using one of the HPC resources or special purpose resources below.
NFS Home File System
Refer to the Storage Resources
topic for information on the NFS home file system.
The CI runs an IMAP server to check email and an SMTP server for sending mail. Please refer to the FAQ entry
on how to use this service. Every CI account has a corresponding CI email address; however, by default email is forwarded to the email provided at account request time. For details on how to disable this refer to the Mail Forwarding
The CI also provides mailing lists
for CI users and projects. To request a new list, use this web form
The CI runs a dedicated web server
. Any CI projects can have dedicated web space and any CI user has personal space by creating a directory named
in their home directory. For more information on what web specific web services the CI maintains refer to the Software Resource
Refer to the Storage Resources
topic for information on the database server.
Special Request Resources
The following resources are available to all CI users by special request. If you need access to these services email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refer the GPFS section of the Storage Resources
topic for information on the CI SAN storage.
Each conference room in Searle - 219, 236, 240A and 240B - have AccessGrid
capabilities and can be used by any CI user. If you need to schedule a meeting on the AG or need help running an AG meeting, send mail to email@example.com.
High Performance Computing (HPC) Resources
The CI runs several HPC resources. The following are available for use by any CI user upon request.
Refer to the Teraport website
for details about the Teraport cluster and how to gain access.
Refer to the PADS website
for details about the PADS cluster and how to gain access.
Refer to the Beagle wiki
for details about Beagle and how to gain access.
Project Specific Resources
The following resources require approval by the owner of the resource. You must contact the owner to request access and details about the resource.
This is a set of machines for grid specific research and education. Contact Mike Wilde
These machines are for high performance visualization and drive the high resolution tiled display. Contact Mark Hereld