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  Each group has an informal naming convention for its machines. The list below includes the different groups with machines in the cluster, the basis for the names, and description of each Linux machine normally used by that group.
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kolya ATLAS workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich (1868-1918)
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karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
elecsim Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.4 Intel Xeon 24 GB 800 GB Sometimes we have to use a practical name
elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB
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shang DOE workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz six-core 8 GB 1.8 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
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 Named for Chinese imperial dynasties (pronunciation guide)
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shang DOE workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz six-core 8 GB 1.8 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
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houston Neutrino home directories Dual 0.8 GHz Eight-core Opteron 16 GB 320 GB  
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westside Neutrino file server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
amsterdam Neutrino file server AMD Opteron 6128 32 GB 22 TB
bleeker Neutrino file server AMD Opteron 6128 32 GB 22 TB typo when naming; missing a 'c'
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tehanu VERITAS workgroup server Dual 2.27 GHz Xeon quad-core 12 GB 13 TB Tehanu is the fourth book in the series
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tehanu VERITAS workgroup server Dual 2.27 GHz Xeon quad-core 53 GB 13 TB Tehanu is the fourth book in the series
 
vetch VERITAS file server Four 8-core AMD 6272 processors 64 GB 20 TB A friend of Ged
ged VERITAS file server Four 8-core AMD 6272 processors 64 GB 20 TB Ged is the main protagonist of the first book
serret VERITAS file server Four 8-core AMD 6272 processors 64 GB 20 TB Daughter of the Lord of Re Albi
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 Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
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hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
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lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB Lexington Avenue in New York City
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
excalibur D0 client 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB The legendary sword of karthur... er... King Arthur.
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hypatia central admin server Four AMD Opteron 6128 (32 cores total) 32 GB 4 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
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hermes Condor, DNS, and print server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
franklin mail server Xen virtual machine Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server Xen virtual machine Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
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lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
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lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
 
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine Take your pick:
notebook Jupyter server Xeon E5-2650 32 GB 200 GB Another dull practical name.
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Well, there's the sheer intellectual over-indulgence of it all, but there's also a serious reason: the function of a given computer can change over time; for example, a computer that used to be Jones' Linux desktop client may become an FTP server in the future. If the computer's name was jonespc or d0pc3, we'd want to change it to ftpserver or something like that. If the computer's name was hanuman.nevis.columbia.edu, there'd be no reason to change it, nor any need to update the various databases of names (/etc/hosts, NIS, DNS, etc.).
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 Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
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hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
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hermione Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
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ron Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Ron Weasley, one of Harry's friends
 
harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB After Harry Potter, the hero of his eponymous series.
lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB Lexington Avenue in New York City
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.

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 Mostly named after members of the Romanov dynasty
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kolya ATLAS workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich (1868-1918)
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anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
 
tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
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xenia ATLAS tier3 server Quad 2.26 GHz 4-core Xeon 24 GB 15 TB Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
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xenia ATLAS tier3 server Quad 2.26 GHz 4-core Xeon 24 GB 15 TB Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
 
karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
elecsim Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.4 Intel Xeon 24 GB 800 GB Sometimes we have to use a practical name
elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB
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 Named for Chinese imperial dynasties (pronunciation guide)
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shang DOE workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz six-core 8 GB 1.8 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
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han DOE disk server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 8 TB Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-9 A.D (Western Han); 25-220 A.D. (Eastern Han)
 

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hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
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hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
 
hermione Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB After Harry Potter, the hero of his eponymous series.
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claremont Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB
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lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB Lexington Avenue in New York City
 
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
excalibur D0 client 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB The legendary sword of karthur... er... King Arthur.
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 Named for historical figures who made important contributions to Western thought
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hypatia central admin server Four AMD Opteron 6128 (32 cores total) 32 GB 4 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
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hamilton virtual name for main HA server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury.
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hamilton virtual name for main sysadmin server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury.
 
hermes Condor, DNS, and print server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
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franklin mail server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
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franklin mail server Xen virtual machine Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server Xen virtual machine Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
 
lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
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sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
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notebook Jupyter server Xeon E5-2650 32 GB 200 GB Another dull practical name.
milne student file server Xeon E5-2620 32 GB 5 TB A. A. Milne, creator of characters in the Hundred-Acre Wood
 
pixel videoconference system in room 115 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 60 GB  
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annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 12 TB Sometimes we have to use a practical name.
 

Why the funny names?

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ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
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tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
 
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
pixel videoconference system in room 115 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 60 GB  
annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

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kolya ATLAS workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich (1868-1918)
anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
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houston Neutrino home directories Dual 0.8 GHz Eight-core Opteron 16 GB 320 GB  
riverside Neutrino file server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
westside Neutrino file server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
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amsterdam Neutrino file server AMD Opteron 6128 32 GB 22 TB
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ron Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB After Harry Potter, the hero of his eponymous series.
claremont Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
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broadway Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 2 GB 72 GB
columbus Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 4 GB 72 GB
madison Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 2 GB 72 GB
 
lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
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yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South").
 
excalibur D0 client 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB The legendary sword of karthur... er... King Arthur.

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shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
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bassi videoconference system in room 115 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 60 GB Laura Bassi, the first women to hold a university position in Europe and a physics teacher.
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morningside Neutrino file server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
amsterdam Neutrino file server AMD Opteron 6128 32 GB 22 TB
bleeker Neutrino file server AMD Opteron 6128 32 GB 22 TB
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quarter Neutrino 32-bit server Dual 2.0 GHz Xeon 8 GB 160 GB (thirty-) two-bit system for 32-bit compilations
 

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madison Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 2 GB 72 GB
lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
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yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
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excalibur D0 client 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB The legendary sword of karthur... er... King Arthur.
 

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tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
bassi videoconference system in room 115 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 60 GB Laura Bassi, the first women to hold a university position in Europe and a physics teacher.
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cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
 
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hypatia HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 3 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 3 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
hamilton virtual name for main HA server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury. (Also, HA are the first two letters of his name.)
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hamilton virtual name for main HA server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury.
 
hermes Condor, DNS, and print server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
franklin mail server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.

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tehanu VERITAS workgroup server Dual 2.27 GHz Xeon quad-core 12 GB 13 TB Tehanu is the fourth book in the series
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vetch VERITAS file server Four 8-core AMD 6272 processors 64 GB 20 TB A friend of Ged
ged VERITAS file server Four 8-core AMD 6272 processors 64 GB 20 TB Ged is the main protagonist of the first book
serret VERITAS file server Four 8-core AMD 6272 processors 64 GB 20 TB Daughter of the Lord of Re Albi
 

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hermione Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
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harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB After Harry Potter, the hero of his eponymous series.
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orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 3 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
hamilton virtual name for main HA server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury. (Also, HA are the first two letters of his name.)
 
hermes Condor, DNS, and print server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
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franklin mail server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
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franklin mail server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
 
lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
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sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
 
bassi videoconference system in room 115 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 60 GB Laura Bassi, the first women to hold a university position in Europe and a physics teacher.
cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

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han DOE disk server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 8 TB Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-9 A.D (Western Han); 25-220 A.D. (Eastern Han)

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riverside Neutrino file server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
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quarter Neutrino 32-bit server Dual 2.0 GHz Xeon 8 GB 160 GB (thirty-) two-bit system for 32-bit compilations

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orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
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hypatia HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 3 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 3 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
 
hamilton virtual name for main HA server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury. (Also, HA are the first two letters of his name.)
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burr virtual name for backup HA server Aaron Burr (1756-1836), was the third vice-president of the United States. (burr stands ready to STONITH hamilton, and vice versa.)
hermes Condor and DNS server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
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hermes Condor, DNS, and print server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
 
franklin mail server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.

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tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
xenia ATLAS tier3 server Quad 2.26 GHz 4-core Xeon 24 GB 15 TB Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
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elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB
 

DOE

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hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
hermione Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
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harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
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harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB After Harry Potter, the hero of his eponymous series.
 
claremont Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
broadway Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 2 GB 72 GB
columbus Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 4 GB 72 GB
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 Named for historical figures who made important contributions to Western thought
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hypatia HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
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shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
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cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
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bassi videoconference system in room 115 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 GB 60 GB Laura Bassi, the first women to hold a university position in Europe and a physics teacher.
cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
 
annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

Why the funny names?

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Most Linux machines at Nevis are typically used by a particular working group; the student boxes are the main exception, but there are other shared workstations noted below.

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anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
xenia ATLAS tier3 server Quad 2.26 GHz 4-core Xeon 24 GB 15 TB Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
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D0

Named for characters from Arthurian legend
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karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
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isolde D0 client 3 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 60 GB Isolde, a woman of tragedy
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DOE

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Neutrino

Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
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riverside Neutrino workgroup server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB  
westside Neutrino workgroup server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
amsterdam Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB
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houston Neutrino home directories Dual 0.8 GHz Eight-core Opteron 16 GB 320 GB  
riverside Neutrino file server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
westside Neutrino file server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
morningside Neutrino file server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
amsterdam Neutrino file server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB
quarter Neutrino 32-bit server Dual 2.0 GHz Xeon 8 GB 160 GB (thirty-) two-bit system for 32-bit compilations
 

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lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
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Administrative servers

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 Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
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hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
claremont Shared client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
broadway Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
columbus Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
madison Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
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hermione Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
harry Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
claremont Shared client 2 GHz Athlon Duo 2 GB 60 GB Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
broadway Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 2 GB 72 GB
columbus Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 4 GB 72 GB
madison Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 2 GB 72 GB
 
lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")

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westside Neutrino workgroup server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB
morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
amsterdam Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB
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broadway Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
columbus Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
madison Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
 

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 Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
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hogwarts General shared server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
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hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
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mario Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GB 35 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
luigi Shared client 2.4 GHz Celeron 2 GB 36 GB
yoshi Shared client Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1.5 GB 35 GB
bowser Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB
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toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
claremont Shared client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
broadway Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
columbus Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
madison Shared client 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
lexington Shared client 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB 60 GB
leonardo Shared client 2 GHz Pentium Dual-core 2 GB 130 GB After Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian inventor and artist.
 
yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")

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 Named for Chinese imperial dynasties (pronunciation guide)
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shang DOE workgroup server Quad 2 GHz AMD Opteron (64-bit) 4 GB 1.2 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
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qin DOE client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 32 GB Qin Dynasty, 221 B.C. - 207 B.C.
 
han DOE disk server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 8 TB Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-9 A.D (Western Han); 25-220 A.D. (Eastern Han)

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harry Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Harry Potter, the hero of the series
hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
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guinevere Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife and Lancelot's love
 
mario Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GB 35 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
luigi Shared client 2.4 GHz Celeron 2 GB 36 GB
yoshi Shared client Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1.5 GB 35 GB
bowser Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB
yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
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merlin Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 35 GB A wizard who was the advisor to King Arthur.
 

Administrative servers

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condor batch server
applications server
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karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
 
isolde D0 client 3 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 60 GB Isolde, a woman of tragedy

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Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
hypatia HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
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hamilton virtual name for main HA server Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), born on the island of Nevis, was the first Secretary of the Treasury. (Also, HA are the first two letters of his name.)
burr virtual name for backup HA server Aaron Burr (1756-1836), was the third vice-president of the United States. (burr stands ready to STONITH hamilton, and vice versa.)
 
hermes Condor and DNS server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
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franklin mail server Dual-core 2.8 GHz Pentium D 2 GB 200 GB Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
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franklin mail server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
 
ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.

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Shared between workgroups

Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
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hogwarts General shared server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 MB 450 GB Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
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harry Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Harry Potter, the hero of the series
hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
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orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
hermes Condor and DNS server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
franklin mail server Dual-core 2.8 GHz Pentium D 2 GB 200 GB Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
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ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
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ada web server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
 
lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
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tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
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tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
 
cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

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Auger

Named for stellar objects
Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
polaris Auger server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1024 MB 320 GB From the Pole Star, about which the constellations revolve.

 

D0

Named for characters from Arthurian legend
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 Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
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riverside Neutrino workgroup server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB  
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morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
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amsterdam Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB  
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amsterdam Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB
 
claremont Neutrino client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB
broadway Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
columbus Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
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guinevere Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife and Lancelot's love
mario Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GB 35 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
luigi Shared client 2.4 GHz Celeron 2 GB 36 GB
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peach Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
 
yoshi Shared client Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1.5 GB 35 GB
bowser Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB
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nan Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Chinese word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
 
yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
merlin Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 35 GB A wizard who was the advisor to King Arthur.
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pegasus Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 74 GB From the constellation of Pegasus, the winged horse on which Perseus rode when he slew the sea monster Cetus.
 

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hypatia HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
orestes HA server Two AMD Opteron 6128 (16 cores total) 16 GB 2.5 TB Orestes was prefect of Alexandria, and tried to maintain the peace between Hypatia and Cyril. He failed, providing Cyril with the opportunity to arrange Hypatia's death.
hermes Condor and DNS server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hermes was the messenger of the gods; a god of intellect, invention, travelers, communication, and many other attributes.
 
franklin mail server Dual-core 2.8 GHz Pentium D 2 GB 200 GB Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
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ada web server 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 2.5 GB 120 GB Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
lincoln log server 450 MHz Pentium II 224 MB 12 GB Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 2.6 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
tango samba server 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 12 GB The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Dual 500 MHz Pentium III 768 MB 68 GB Take your pick:
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lincoln log server alias for hermes Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 4 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
tango samba server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Xen virtual machine on HA cluster Take your pick:
 
cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

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applications server
Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
 
isolde D0 client 3 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 60 GB Isolde, a woman of tragedy

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ATLAS

Named after members of the Romanov dynasty
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anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
hermes ATLAS condor server Dual 3 GHz Xeon 2 GB 4.5 TB From Hermes, the messenger of the Olympian gods. (This name relates to ATLAS and Athena, both in use at CERN.)
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anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
xenia ATLAS tier3 server Quad 2.26 GHz 4-core Xeon 24 GB 15 TB Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
 
elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB Sometimes we have to use a practical name

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Neutrino

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riverside Neutrino workgroup server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB  
westside Neutrino workgroup server Quad 2.27 GHz Four-core Xeon 12 GB 14 TB  
 
morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
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amsterdam Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB  
 
claremont Neutrino client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB
broadway Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
columbus Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
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ada web server 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 2.5 GB 120 GB Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
lincoln log server 450 MHz Pentium II 224 MB 12 GB Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 2.6 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
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^tango samba server 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 12 GB The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
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tango samba server 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 12 GB The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
 
sullivan mailing-list server Dual 500 MHz Pentium III 768 MB 68 GB Take your pick:
cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

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Nevis Linux Cluster Node Names

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  • the student boxes;
  • machines that are not part of the cluster (e.g., Windows machines, laptops, some ATLAS, DOE, HiRes, and Neutrino systems).

Most Linux machines at Nevis are typically used by a particular working group; the [[http://www.nevis.columbia.edu/linux/student-boxes.html][student boxes]] are the main exception, but there are other shared workstations noted below.

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  • the student boxes;
  • machines that are not part of the cluster (e.g., Windows machines, laptops, some ATLAS, DOE, and Neutrino systems).

Most Linux machines at Nevis are typically used by a particular working group; the student boxes are the main exception, but there are other shared workstations noted below.

 Each group has an informal naming convention for its machines. The list below includes the different groups with machines in the cluster, the basis for the names, and description of each Linux machine normally used by that group.

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ATLAS

Named after members of the Romanov dynasty
Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
kolya ATLAS workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich (1868-1918)
anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
hermes ATLAS condor server Dual 3 GHz Xeon 2 GB 4.5 TB From Hermes, the messenger of the Olympian gods. (This name relates to ATLAS and Athena, both in use at CERN.)
elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB Sometimes we have to use a practical name

Auger

Named for stellar objects
Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
polaris Auger server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1024 MB 320 GB From the Pole Star, about which the constellations revolve.

D0

Named for characters from Arthurian legend
Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
isolde D0 client 3 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 60 GB Isolde, a woman of tragedy

DOE

Named for Chinese imperial dynasties (pronunciation guide)
Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
shang DOE workgroup server Quad 2 GHz AMD Opteron (64-bit) 4 GB 1.2 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
qin DOE client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 32 GB Qin Dynasty, 221 B.C. - 207 B.C.
han DOE disk server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 8 TB Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-9 A.D (Western Han); 25-220 A.D. (Eastern Han)
 
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Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
ATLAS Named after members of the Romanov dynasty
kolya ATLAS workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich (1868-1918)
anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
hermes ATLAS condor server Dual 3 GHz Xeon 2 GB 4.5 TB From Hermes, the messenger of the Olympian gods. (This name relates to ATLAS and Athena, both in use at CERN.)
elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB Sometimes we have to use a practical name

Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
Auger Named for stellar objects
polaris Auger server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1024 MB 320 GB From the Pole Star, about which the constellations revolve.

Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
D0 Named for characters from Arthurian legend
karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
isolde D0 client 3 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 60 GB Isolde, a woman of tragedy

Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
DOE Named for Chinese imperial dynasties (pronunciation guide)
shang DOE workgroup server Quad 2 GHz AMD Opteron (64-bit) 4 GB 1.2 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
zhou DOE client (in the Annex) 1.7 GHz Pentium 4 256 MB 32 GB Zhou Dynasty, 1066 B.C. - 221 B.C.
qin DOE client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 32 GB Qin Dynasty, 221 B.C. - 207 B.C.
han DOE disk server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 8 TB Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-9 A.D (Western Han); 25-220 A.D. (Eastern Han)

Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
Neutrino Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
riverside Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB  
morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
claremont Neutrino client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB
broadway Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
columbus Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
madison Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB

Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
Shared Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
hogwarts General shared server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 MB 450 GB Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
harry Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Harry Potter, the hero of the series
hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
guinevere Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife and Lancelot's love
mario Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GB 35 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
luigi Shared client 2.4 GHz Celeron 2 GB 36 GB
peach Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
yoshi Shared client Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1.5 GB 35 GB
bowser Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB
nan Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Chinese word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
merlin Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 35 GB A wizard who was the advisor to King Arthur.
pegasus Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 74 GB From the constellation of Pegasus, the winged horse on which Perseus rode when he slew the sea monster Cetus.

Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
administrative Named for historical figures who made important contributions to Western thought
hypatia central administration server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
franklin mail server Dual-core 2.8 GHz Pentium D 2 GB 200 GB Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
ada web server 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 2.5 GB 120 GB Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
lincoln log server 450 MHz Pentium II 224 MB 12 GB Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 2.6 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
tango samba server 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 12 GB The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
sullivan mailing-list server Dual 500 MHz Pentium III 768 MB 68 GB Take your pick:
  • From Anne Sullivan, who taught Helen Keller how to communicate;
  • From Sir Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan, who composed The Mikado ("...he's got 'em on the list...").
  • cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
    annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name
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    Neutrino

    Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
    Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    riverside Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB  
    morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
    claremont Neutrino client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB
    broadway Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
    columbus Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
    madison Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB

    VERITAS

    Named after characters in the Earthsea books by Ursula K. LeGuin
    Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    tehanu VERITAS workgroup server Dual 2.27 GHz Xeon quad-core 12 GB 13 TB Tehanu is the fourth book in the series

    Shared between workgroups

    Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
    Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    hogwarts General shared server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 MB 450 GB Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
    harry Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Harry Potter, the hero of the series
    hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
    ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
    guinevere Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife and Lancelot's love
    mario Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GB 35 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
    luigi Shared client 2.4 GHz Celeron 2 GB 36 GB
    peach Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
    yoshi Shared client Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1.5 GB 35 GB
    bowser Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
    toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB
    nan Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Chinese word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
    yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
    merlin Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 35 GB A wizard who was the advisor to King Arthur.
    pegasus Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 74 GB From the constellation of Pegasus, the winged horse on which Perseus rode when he slew the sea monster Cetus.

    Administrative servers

    Named for historical figures who made important contributions to Western thought
    Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    hypatia central administration server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
    franklin mail server Dual-core 2.8 GHz Pentium D 2 GB 200 GB Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
    ada web server 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 2.5 GB 120 GB Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
    lincoln log server 450 MHz Pentium II 224 MB 12 GB Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
    shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 2.6 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
    ^tango samba server 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 12 GB The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
    sullivan mailing-list server Dual 500 MHz Pentium III 768 MB 68 GB Take your pick:
    cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
    annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name
     

    Why the funny names?

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    Nevis Linux Cluster Node Names

    These are the names of the computers in the Nevis Linux Cluster.

    Some machines that are not listed:

    • the systems on the Nevis condor batch farm;
    • the student boxes;
    • machines that are not part of the cluster (e.g., Windows machines, laptops, some ATLAS, DOE, HiRes, and Neutrino systems).

    Most Linux machines at Nevis are typically used by a particular working group; the [[http://www.nevis.columbia.edu/linux/student-boxes.html][student boxes]] are the main exception, but there are other shared workstations noted below.

    Each group has an informal naming convention for its machines. The list below includes the different groups with machines in the cluster, the basis for the names, and description of each Linux machine normally used by that group.

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    ATLAS Named after members of the Romanov dynasty
    kolya ATLAS workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Tsar Nikolai II Alexandrovich (1868-1918)
    anna ATLAS client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna (1901-1918?)
    tanya ATLAS client 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Pentium D 1 GB 60 GB Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicolaievna (1897-1918)
    hermes ATLAS condor server Dual 3 GHz Xeon 2 GB 4.5 TB From Hermes, the messenger of the Olympian gods. (This name relates to ATLAS and Athena, both in use at CERN.)
    elecdesign Electronics shop chip-design workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 160 GB Sometimes we have to use a practical name

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    Auger Named for stellar objects
    polaris Auger server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1024 MB 320 GB From the Pole Star, about which the constellations revolve.

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    D0 Named for characters from Arthurian legend
    karthur ATLAS/D0 workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.5 TB Arthur Pendragon, Once and Future King
    isolde D0 client 3 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 60 GB Isolde, a woman of tragedy

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    DOE Named for Chinese imperial dynasties (pronunciation guide)
    shang DOE workgroup server Quad 2 GHz AMD Opteron (64-bit) 4 GB 1.2 TB Shang Dynasty, 16th century B.C. - 1066 B.C.
    zhou DOE client (in the Annex) 1.7 GHz Pentium 4 256 MB 32 GB Zhou Dynasty, 1066 B.C. - 221 B.C.
    qin DOE client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 32 GB Qin Dynasty, 221 B.C. - 207 B.C.
    han DOE disk server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 8 TB Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-9 A.D (Western Han); 25-220 A.D. (Eastern Han)

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    Neutrino Named after streets in the area of Columbia University
    riverside Neutrino workgroup server Dual 3.2 GHz Xeon 4 GB 2.4 TB  
    morningside Neutrino workgroup server Dual Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz quad-core 8 GB 6.3 TB
    claremont Neutrino client 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 67 GB
    broadway Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
    columbus Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB
    madison Neutrino client (in the Annex) 1.86 GHz Dual-core 1 GB 72 GB

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    Shared Named (initially) for characters and locations from the Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling. (The student boxes are also shared, but they're described separately.) The reason for mixed naming scheme is these systems were at one time dedicated to specific workgroups.
    hogwarts General shared server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 MB 450 GB Hogwarts, a school where wizards are trained
    harry Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Harry Potter, the hero of the series
    hermione Shared client 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 20 GB Hermione Granger, one of Harry's friends
    ron Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Ron Weasley, another of Harry's friends
    guinevere Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 35 GB Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife and Lancelot's love
    mario Shared client 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GB 35 GB Named after characters in the Super Mario Bros. series of games.
    luigi Shared client 2.4 GHz Celeron 2 GB 36 GB
    peach Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
    yoshi Shared client Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1.5 GB 35 GB
    bowser Shared client Dual Pentium E2180 2GHz 2 GB 228 GB
    toad Shared client Pentium 4 1.7GHz 1 GB 300 GB
    nan Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Chinese word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
    yoog Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 24 GB From the Russian word for "south" (since it's located in "Nevis South")
    merlin Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 1 GB 35 GB A wizard who was the advisor to King Arthur.
    pegasus Shared client located in the Annex 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 74 GB From the constellation of Pegasus, the winged horse on which Perseus rode when he slew the sea monster Cetus.

    Group Name Function CPU Memory Disk Derived from
    administrative Named for historical figures who made important contributions to Western thought
    hypatia central administration server Dual-core 1.86 GHz Xeon 1 GB 128 GB Hypatia of Alexandria (d. 415), a teacher and philosopher who was killed for advocating experimental science and other heresies.
    franklin mail server Dual-core 2.8 GHz Pentium D 2 GB 200 GB Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was (among many other things) the first Postmaster General of the United Sates.
    ada web server 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 2.5 GB 120 GB Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), the founder of scientific computing.
    lincoln log server 450 MHz Pentium II 224 MB 12 GB Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), lawyer, statesman, and 16th American President; said to have been born in a log cabin.
    shelley backup server Dual Core 1.5 GHz Intel Xeon 3050 2 GB 2.6 TB Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), writer and philosopher, best known as the author of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
    tango samba server 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 2 GB 12 GB The tango is a dance from Argentina that's actually quite different from the Brazilian samba.
    sullivan mailing-list server Dual 500 MHz Pentium III 768 MB 68 GB Take your pick:
  • From Anne Sullivan, who taught Helen Keller how to communicate;
  • From Sir Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan, who composed The Mikado ("...he's got 'em on the list...").
  • cordwainer scanner workstation 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 512 MB 35 GB Cordwainer Smith was a science-fiction writer. Among his best-known stories is Scanners Live in Vain.
    annex Annex general-purpose server Dual 2.4 GHz Xeon 1 GB 250 GB sometimes we have to use a practical name

    Why the funny names?

    Well, there's the sheer intellectual over-indulgence of it all, but there's also a serious reason: the function of a given computer can change over time; for example, a computer that used to be Jones' Linux desktop client may become an FTP server in the future. If the computer's name was jonespc or d0pc3, we'd want to change it to ftpserver or something like that. If the computer's name was hanuman.nevis.columbia.edu, there'd be no reason to change it, nor any need to update the various databases of names (/etc/hosts, NIS, DNS, etc.).

    Obviously, we have this luxury because there are relatively few computers at Nevis. We can configure them individually and know each one by name. If we had a hundred boxes, this would be impossible.

     
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