Nevis Linux Cluster Overview

The Nevis Linux Cluster may seem a bit confusing at first. It's actually several smaller clusters linked together. Each working group at Nevis has its own set of clients and servers; they are linked and managed by the administrative servers.


Information about mail at Nevis.

You may want to think about which shell you will use on the cluster.

The various servers on the cluster provide different services.

Some systems on the cluster can submit batch jobs. You'll have to understand the cluster's disk sharing for batch jobs.

Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the Nevis Linux cluster.


Here's the list of machines on the Linux cluster.

The authentication service determines who is allowed to log on to which Linux machine.

The applications server gives you access to common applications like ROOT, CERNLIB, and GEANT. You will need to use environment modules to set up these packages.

Disk storage

There is a discussion of disk issues, including home directories, disk space, and backups.

The disks on the Linux cluster are linked via automount. This means you don't need an account on a machine in order to access its files.

There is a separate file server just for students.


If you're confused by any of the terminology, this glossary can get you started.

How network UPS tools are used at Nevis.



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