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Particle/Nuclear physics 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.



  • The Nevis networks, including a description of the public and private access policies, VLANs, and why you can't a ping a system.
  • Here are the network parameters if you're configuring your own device on the Nevis particle-physics network.


Software and compilers

Printing and Scanning

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


The main Nevis networks.
Network parameters if you're configuring a device manually.
Wireless connections.
DNS configuration.



Network traffic at


How much e-mail spam we get.

The temperature. humidity, and power monitors in various rooms at the lab.

Meetings and Calendars

Calendar Guide - accessing the shared calendars at Nevis:

  • Public shared calendars require a Nevis account to view.
  • Reserve the Nevis library (room 115 in the research building).
  • See the guide for instructions on how to share your own calendar.
  • Videoconference rooms, equipment, tools, and tips.

Web services

Main Wiki notes

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

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 networks.


Security issues at Nevis.
Web proxies and VPN access.
Accessing Fermilab systems via Kerberos.


Status of our disk-based backup server.

Systems administration

The items in this section all fall under the category of "advanced systems administration." If you're only here to do physics, just ignore them.


Nothing of current relevance.

Old Stuff

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

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