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Computing at Nevis Labs

The following links will provide you with information on the computer operations and services available. (Some of the following links lead you to pages that are not yet part of the Nevis Wiki.)


What's New - The Nevis computing news is distributed via the Nevis-linux mailing list.

Hardware and Networks

The computing environment, including the type of equipment and operating software here at the lab.
The Nevis networks, including a description of the public and private access policies, VLANs, and why you can't a ping a system.


Linux Cluster Guide - how the cluster network is organized, what services and machines are available, and more.
Some Frequently-Asked Questions about the Linux cluster.


Mail Guide - how to use electronic mail at Nevis

Printing and Scanning

Printing Guide - how to print.
How to use the scanner in room 119.

Web services

Web Guide - how to set up your own web site at Nevis.
The Electronic Logbook. Contact the systems administrator if you wish a logbook to be created for your experiment.


Calendar Guide - accessing the shared calendars at Nevis:
  • Public shared calendars require a Nevis account to view.
  • Meeting-room reservations.
  • See the guide for instructions on how to share your own calendar.

Software and compilers

Software Guide - the software available to do your work.
Compiler tools that can be useful for large projects.


Security issues at Nevis.
Nevis certificates.
Accessing Fermilab systems via Kerberos.


Monitor the network traffic at

Check the UPS status for systems that use Nevis' automated power monitoring.


Status of our disk-based backup server.

Computing Tips

Using condor at Nevis.
Symbolic math software on the Linux cluster (the answer to the question "Do you have Mathematica installed?").
NetworkParameters for the Nevis Nevis public and private networks.

Main Wiki notes

Why a Wiki?
Nevis Wiki FAQ .
Nevis Wiki problems.


None of current relevance.

Old Stuff

Old stuff refers to old and obsolete Nevis computing news items, going back to 1997.
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