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Interactive Shell Servers

SCI provides several interactive servers for general computing use.  You may access them via ssh'ing to shell.sci.utah.edu

What are the server details?

You connect to the host via ssh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  They are DNS round-robin servers running OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 (x86_64).  Each server consist of two dual-core operators with 2GB of memory.  They are connected to the network via gigabit Ethernet. 

Where are programs located?

All programs should be in the standard Linux paths.

Can I run services/programs? 

No, the shell machines are meant for interactive use only and not for running long-term processes.

Is local/scratch disk space available?

No, these server are strictly for general ssh access to the SCI network.  They are not meant to be used for running computational applications or compiling jobs. 

How do I get software installed?

If there is an OpenSUSE package available then we will install it for you as long as it does not cause issues.  If it is a code that must be compiled then you can do such in your home directory space.  We will in rare circumstances compile custom versions of package for users.