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Astronomy machines

These are managed by Norman Gray.

Sketchy notes...

The set of astronomy usernames is distinct from the usernames in the rest of the department (because history).

Files are shared through NFS: home, data and scratch directories are visible on multiple machines, but the following patterns are maintained:

At present (early 2017) the /data directories are in a state of some disarray; they should be regularised somewhat in the next few months.

Machines to use §

Only a few machines are visible for ssh login off-campus (in principle only one, but there are some not-yet-extinguished exceptions). There are instructions elsewhere for connecting from off-campus.

The workhorse astronomy machine is helios.astro. There are various other compute machines ‘owned’ by one or other research project.