Computer Labs and Networking
The department's computing facilities consist of a PC computer lab with 30 modern PC stations, several Unix systems, including computational servers and applications servers, a Linux cluster for computational jobs, and several laser printers, including a color printer.
For more information on our computing facilities, including FAQs, please use the menu below:
- PC Network
- Computer Lab Info
- How do I map a network drive? [Vista] | [XP]
- How do I clean up my profile? [Vista] | [XP]
- How do I add network printers on willow?
- How do I set up a personal website?
- How do I connect to UNIX applications from Windows (Cygwin)?
- How do I download PuTTY?
To download the putty client you have to save the file to a commonly accessible location such as the desktop. When the user visits the download site there are many options to choose from. Most Windows XP machines are x86 so the file that the user would need is the top link where it says: For Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP on Intel x86. Download the putty.exe file by clicking on it and clicking save. If the file attempts to open then right click and click save as. The putty client binary file can be downloaded here: PuTTY
- How do I e-mail an entire class (Sympa)?
When professors and TA's need to email their whole classes it can some times become frustrating to keep up with the whole list of people. CIS has implemented a tool called Sympa. This tool can be used from any email client and is only available to professors and TA's. For more information see the following link. Sympa instructions
- How do I connect to the wireless network on campus (tamulink-WPA)?
- How do I access the campus network from home?
If the user needs access to campus resources he/she needs to first obtain the Cisco VPN 3000 from Computer Information Services (CIS), and then connect to the VPN connection. Instructions can be found here: TAMU VPN Access.
- How do I use the Shadow Copy Client to create data snapshots?
Shadow Copy capability enables you to prevent data loss by creating and storing shadow copies of files and folders on your network at predetermined time intervals. In order to view these shadow copies from a computer running a version of Windows earlier than Windows Server 2003, you need to install the Shadow Copy Client. Shadow copies on the Nuclear Engineering network are taken at noon and midnight Monday-Friday, at noon on Sundays and at noon on the first of every month.
Download Shadow Copy Client Here
- UNIX Network
- Server Specifications
- How do I run jobs on grove?
- How do I run jobs on elm?
- How do I install PuTTY SSH?
- How do I schedule many jobs for execution?
- How do I use software on UNIX machines?
Software on UNIX machines is located in /usr/local and /opt/sfw.
Users are not allowed to install UNIX software on the server or terminals. Please contact email@example.com if you would like software installed.
- How do I run MCNP in the background?
To run MCNP in the background successfully it is necessary to redirect the standard output to a file. This is done as follows:
servername% mcnp i=input_file o=output_file > out.out &MCNP Manuals are located in Zach 2A.
- How do I set permissions?
The default read/write/execute permission for file creation is group readable and world unreadable, meaning that anyone in your group (typically your research group) can look at your files but everybody else on the system cannot. If you have private files you don't want others accessing, you must take the responsibility to make sure those files have the proper permission. This can be accomplished:
% chmod 700 private.fileConsult the chmod man page for more details.
- How do I change my password?
In order to change your password run the following command:
% /opt/quest/bin/vastool passwd