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CGD Informations Systems Group

Computing Quick Sheet

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Getting Help

Have you asked your advisor/visit sponsor?

CGD Technical Mail List: mail: cgdtech AT cgd.ucar.edu E-mail list monitored by software engineers, scientists, and sysadm.
Archives and subscription at: http://mailman.cgd.ucar.edu/mailman/listinfo/cgdtech
CGD/IS Home Page: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/systems Documentation, FAQs, monitors, etc.
Help Request: http://rt.cgd.ucar.edu

Preferred Method!
Web Help Request: http://rt.cgd.ucar.edu

Preferred Method!
CGD/IS Hotline: (303) 497-1378 Can it go in a wreq?

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NCAR/CGD/IS Staff

Offices: Mesa Lab, A-Tower, Suite ML 150
Phone: 303.497.1378
Email: systems@cgd.ucar.edu

Staff:

  • Peter Buss, Systems Administrator
  • Erika Marcum, Web Developer
  • Mark Moore, Systems Adminstrator
  • Matt Moore, Student Assistant
  • Gaylynn Potemkin, Administrative Assistant
  • Nick Wehrheim, Systems Adminstrator

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NCAR/CGD E-mail

See your group's Administrative Assisistant to be added to their group email alias. If you are not on their alias, the Administrative Assistant should notify ISG so you can be added to the "downtime" alias (so you will receive notices of servers/printers that are offline).

Your address: ‹user›@ucar.edu

Supported Clients:
GUI: Thunderbird
CLI: Pine, Mutt

IMAP Server: mailhub.cgd.ucar.edu

Webmail: http://webmail.cgd.ucar.edu

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NCAR/CGD Computing

Supported OSs Linux (CentOS)
Sun Solaris
Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista)
Apple MacOSX
Non-NCAR Equipment CGD/IS does not support equipment that is not owned by NCAR. CGD/IS can arrange for connections to the wireless or guest network, but cannot assist with the actual connection.
Desktop Visitors and new hires need to work with their sponsor to provide desktop equipment. CGD/IS can provide equipment if it is available.
Cluster http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/systems/documentation/faqs/computing/CGD_Cluster.html
      System: calgary.cgd.ucar.edu
Post ProcessingSingle threaded, large memory.
      System: poorman.cgd.ucar.edu
      System: salina.cgd.ucar.edu
      System: hurricane.cgd.ucar.edu
Other Processing       System: neva.cgd.ucar.edu
WebDirect logins to the web server are not allowed for security reasons.
Users can upload files to the web directory (/web/web-data/....) from any Unix system.
FTPDirect logins to the FTP server are not allowed for security reasons.
Users can upload files to the FTP directory (/ftp/pub/....) from any Unix system.
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/systems/documentation/faqs/computing/ftp_unix.html

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Storage and Backups

http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/systems/documentation/faqs/policies/backups_quotas.html

Note: Most CGD file systems are automounted. If the directory is not available on a system, try changing into the directory to 'trigger' the automounter into mounting the filesystem.

Example: [mmoore@poorman ~]$ cd /ftp/pub

Partition Quota Scrubbed BackupAvailability
/home (common) Visitor: 1 GB
Staff:    6 GB
No Yes Desktop and general use sysems.
/home (cluster) All:      6 GB No Yes Clusters.
/project/<section> Section
Good Neighbor
Policy
No No Desktop, general use, clusters.
/tmp Good Neighbor
Policy
Yes No Local to machine.
/scratch Good Neighbor
Policy
Yes No Local to machine.
/web/web-data Good Neighbor
Policy
No Yes Local to machine.
/ftp/pub Good Neighbor
Policy
No Yes Local to machine.
Mass Store Reasonably
Unlimited
With
Permission
NO CGD Unix systems.
http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/hss/mssg/mss.jsp

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Printing/Printers

Locations: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/systems/documentation/faqs/printing/printers.html

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Passwords, Tokens, Accounts

AccountDescription
CGDAccess to CGD servers and e-mail.
CITMicrosoft Windows logins and mapping shared drives for MS-Windows and Apple Macintosh systems.
CISLAccess to CISL HPC systems (ex, bluesky) inside the 'roy' security perimeter.
CryptoCardAccess thru the 'roy' security perimeter to CISL systems, and for access to CGD perimeter systems goldhill.cgd.ucar.edu and moffatt.cgd.ucar.edu from outside. VPN access.
Meeting MakerThe calendaring/meeting/appointment system used at NCAR.
UCAS For timecard, wireless heartbeat, RAS dialup, and some protected web pages.
Wireless Temporary accounts that allow visitors to use the wireless network for outbound traffic only.
Perfect for meetings, seminars, or short-term visitors.

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Access: Inside, Outside, Wireless

FAQs
Network
Diagrams

 

Access From -> To Method with Account  to System
CGD system -> CGD System: slogin with CGD account  to  to any CGD system
Outside -> CGD System: slogin with CryptoCard  to  moffatt.cgd.ucar.edu -or-
goldhill.cgd.ucar.edu
Outside -> CGD System: start VPN,
then slogin
with CGD account  to  to any CGD system
CGD system -> CISL: slogin with cryptocard  to   roy.ucar.edu
then slogin -> HPC system
with CISL account
Outside -> CISL: slogin with cryptocard  to   roy.ucar.edu
then slogin -> HPC system
with CISL account
Outside -> E-mail: webmail with CGD account

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