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== Open Lab Introduction ==
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== [[Accounts#UMIACS_Account | UMIACS Account]] Introduction ==
  
The UMIACS Open Lab is built on several Sun Servers and a small number of Sun Ray Terminals.   The goal of this facility is to provide a basic computing environment for communications, authoring, file sharing, and general administrative computing.
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UMIACS maintains several different systems and facilities. The basic [[UMIACS Account]] includes access to facilities including:
  
== Getting an Account ==
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* [[Email | E-mail]], which is automatically [[BarracudaSpamFirewall | spam filtered]]
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* Several login machines ([[OpenLAB]])
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* Basic home directory space
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* [[OBJ | Object Storage]] space
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* The [[OpenLAB]] HPC cluster
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* [[VPN]], [[Printing]] ...
  
To get started with a UMIACS account, fill out the form at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/intranet/accountRequest/form.htm.  This will establish your email account, web site, and ftp site. It will also establish an account on the UMIACS Open Lab.
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The goal of the [[OpenLAB]] is to provide a basic computing environment for communications, authoring, file sharing, and general administrative computing. Use of facilities are subject to the [[OpenLAB]]'s Acceptable Use Policy.
  
To get access to additional facilities, like our clusters or our Windows-based Workstations, please send mail to [mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu].
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== Getting An Account ==
  
== Logging into your [[OpenLab]] Account ==
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If you do not already have an account, you will need to fill out the account request form located at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/requests/accounts/new/  Please note that for the PI field you will be entering your PI/Professor/Sponsor's account name here at UMIACS.  Also indicate any labs you are a member of in the notes field to speed up access to your lab's resources.
  
You may log into your [[OpenLab]] account by using the Secure Shell (ssh) to connect to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.  Ssh is available on most modern UNIX systems, and versions for Windows and MacOSX are freely available to members of the UMIACS community.   An online java-based client that is suitable for use with most web browsers is available online at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/intranet/ssh.
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Once the form is submitted, confirm you email address by checking your personal email, and wait for your PI to approve the account request. Accounts can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for installation, depending on how quickly your PI approves your account.
  
You may also log into a machine in our [[Open Lab Computer Room in AVW room 4462]], this lab has a variety of machines running OSX, Red Hat Linux 4, Solaris 8, and Windows XP.
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== Logging into your Account ==
  
== Accessing your Data ==
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Once your account has been installed, you can use [[SSH]] to login to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.
  
You may access your files by using a Secure File Transfer Protocol (sftp) client or through Secure Copy (scp).  Sftp and scp are available on most modern UNIX system, and versions for Windows and MacOSX  are freely available to members of the UMIACS community.  An online java-based client that is compatible with most web browsers is available online at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/sftp/.
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== Account Maintenance ==
  
== Managing your Account ==
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There are a few web applications for managing your account:
  
You should change your password using the `passwd` command, and you can manage your account information through the web form at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/chinfo/.
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* <b>[https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/directory/info Directory Profile] </b> - Change your mail delivery/forward options, change your shells, and setting of office numbers.
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* <b>[https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/password UMIACS Change Password] </b> - Change your UMIACS password.
  
== Printing and Copying ==  
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== Where's my data? ==
  
You can print to any UMIACS printer using the line printer daemon commandsPublicly accessible printers are available in AVW 3142, AVW 4462, and BSB XXXX.  Copiers are available in AVW 2126 and AVW 44XX.
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Your UNIX home directory is accessible from most machines from your [[NFShomes]].  You may have different home directories in different locations while using specific labs' machinesYour local data processing <b>is</b> different depending on the operating system of your desktop, please see:
  
== Software ==
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* [[LocalDataStorage#UNIX_Local_Storage | Unix/Linux Local Data Policies]]
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* [[LocalDataStorage#Windows_Local_Storage | Windows Local Data Policies]]
  
The openlab provides a variety of software for administrative and scientific computingIn addition to the set of standard programs that are installed with the Operating System, a collection of frequently used programs are available under /usr/local/bin.  Additional less frequently used software packages are installed under /usr/local/stow and /opt/stow.
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You can find out where your web space and FTP space are from [[NASUsers]].  Your lab may have data stored in [[GitLab]] repositories as wellIf you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using [[SFTP]].  Many of our labs have specific network attached storage in addition to the default allocation a user is given.
  
== Home Page ==
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== Questions? ==
  
== FTP Site  ==
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Explore the rest of the wiki - if you have any problems or questions, you can contact the technical staff at
  
== Acceptable Usage ==
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[mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu]
  
The Open Lab is intended primarily for Administrative and Academic Computing.  We hope you will use it as a means of accessing your email, web pages, and ftp sites.  Many uses find that it is convenient as a secure terminal to our Lab Facilities and as a trusted data storage system for your reseach data. 
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or at the [[HelpDesk|UMIACS Helpdesk]] in Iribe Center room 3109.
 
 
Please note that it is not intended to support any large-scale scientific computing and that long running or demanding jobs will be killed without notice.
 
 
 
 
 
== Getting Help ==
 
 
 
Please send mail to [mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu] to request technical support.  You may also visit our Help Desk (AVW rm 3142) for technical support.
 

Latest revision as of 16:05, 5 January 2021

UMIACS Account Introduction

UMIACS maintains several different systems and facilities. The basic UMIACS Account includes access to facilities including:

The goal of the OpenLAB is to provide a basic computing environment for communications, authoring, file sharing, and general administrative computing. Use of facilities are subject to the OpenLAB's Acceptable Use Policy.

Getting An Account

If you do not already have an account, you will need to fill out the account request form located at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/requests/accounts/new/ Please note that for the PI field you will be entering your PI/Professor/Sponsor's account name here at UMIACS. Also indicate any labs you are a member of in the notes field to speed up access to your lab's resources.

Once the form is submitted, confirm you email address by checking your personal email, and wait for your PI to approve the account request. Accounts can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for installation, depending on how quickly your PI approves your account.

Logging into your Account

Once your account has been installed, you can use SSH to login to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.

Account Maintenance

There are a few web applications for managing your account:

Where's my data?

Your UNIX home directory is accessible from most machines from your NFShomes. You may have different home directories in different locations while using specific labs' machines. Your local data processing is different depending on the operating system of your desktop, please see:

You can find out where your web space and FTP space are from NASUsers. Your lab may have data stored in GitLab repositories as well. If you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using SFTP. Many of our labs have specific network attached storage in addition to the default allocation a user is given.

Questions?

Explore the rest of the wiki - if you have any problems or questions, you can contact the technical staff at

staff@umiacs.umd.edu

or at the UMIACS Helpdesk in Iribe Center room 3109.