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== Open Lab Introduction ==
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== 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 is called your OpenLab Account, which includes access to facilities including:
  
== Getting an Account ==
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* [[EMail | E-mail]]
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* [[OpenLab | Several login machines]]
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* Basic home directory space
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* Web and [[FileTransferProtocol | FTP]] 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.htmThis 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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Your OpenLab account actually consists of two accounts, a Unix Account and Windows (also called your PC) AccountYou will use either of these two accounts to access different institute resources, and when you join or are affiliated with different labs, these accounts will be granted access to more lab specific resources.
  
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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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.
  
== Logging into your [[OpenLab]] Account ==
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== Getting An Account ==
  
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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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/intranet/accountRequest/form.htm  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 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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Once the form is submitted, it will return to you your initial password for your accounts, please make a note of it.  If you forget your password, you can always come to the UMIACS Helpdesk in 3142 AVW with a photo ID to reset it.  Accounts can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for installation, depending on how quickly your PI approves your account.
  
== Accessing your Data ==
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== Logging into your Account ==
  
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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Once your account has been installed, you can use [[ssh]] to login to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.  You can also login to other [[OpenLab | OpenLab hosts]] or any machines located in the OpenLab workstation room 4462 AVW.  You will also have login access to most department windows machines as well.
  
== Managing your Account ==
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== Account Maintenance ==
  
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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There are a few web applications for managing your account:
  
== Printing and Copying ==
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* <b>chinfo</b> - https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/chinfo/ Change your mail delivery/forward options, change your default shells, and setting office numbers
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* <b>passwd</b> - https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/cgi-bin/changepass Change your unix password
  
You can print to any UMIACS printer using the line printer daemon commands.  Publicly 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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== Where's my data? ==
  
== Software ==
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Your unix home directory is accessible from most machines in /nfshomes/<username>  You may have different home directories in different locations while using specific labs' machines.  Your local data processing <b>is</b> different depending on the operating system of your desktop, please see:
  
The openlab provides a variety of software for administrative and scientific computing.  In 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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* Unix/Linux Local Data Policies
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* Windows Local Data Policies
  
== Home Page ==
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Your web space and FTP space are in different locations.  and your lab may have data stored in the subversion repository as well. If you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using [[SFTP]].
  
== FTP Site  ==
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== Questions? ==
  
== Acceptable Usage ==
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Explore the rest of the wiki - if you have any problems or questions, you can contact the technical staff at
  
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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[mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu]
  
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.
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Or at the UMIACS Helpdesk
  
 
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A.V. Williams room 3142 Hours: 9-12:30 1:30-5
== 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.
 

Revision as of 15:10, 29 July 2008

UMIACS Account Introduction

UMIACS maintains several different systems and facilities. The basic UMIACS account is called your OpenLab Account, which includes access to facilities including:

Your OpenLab account actually consists of two accounts, a Unix Account and Windows (also called your PC) Account. You will use either of these two accounts to access different institute resources, and when you join or are affiliated with different labs, these accounts will be granted access to more lab specific resources.

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/intranet/accountRequest/form.htm 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, it will return to you your initial password for your accounts, please make a note of it. If you forget your password, you can always come to the UMIACS Helpdesk in 3142 AVW with a photo ID to reset it. 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. You can also login to other OpenLab hosts or any machines located in the OpenLab workstation room 4462 AVW. You will also have login access to most department windows machines as well.

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 in /nfshomes/<username> 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:

  • Unix/Linux Local Data Policies
  • Windows Local Data Policies

Your web space and FTP space are in different locations. and your lab may have data stored in the subversion repository as well. If you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using SFTP.

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

A.V. Williams room 3142 Hours: 9-12:30 1:30-5