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FSU HEP FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. What are the hours of service?
    My hours of service are 8 am - 5 pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 8 am -12 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Other times I am available in an emergency.
  2. What is an emergency?
    An emergency is when a critical service is not available to you and you absolutely cannot wait. A mail server error is an emergency. If you don't know how to use a product it is not an emergency. If your machine is too slow its not an emergency. If your machine hardware is not responsive and a reboot fails, it is an emergency. Please read the rest of this FAQ before sending an e-mail or asking for help.
  3. Where is X installed at?
    There are a number of additional packages installed via automount:
    pgi compilers: /usr/local/site/pgi
    maple 9.5: /usr/local/site/maple9.5
    cern libraries: 2003    /usr/local/site/cern/2003    (gcc compiled)
                    2003pgi /usr/local/site/cern/2003pgi (pgi compiled)
    FeynDiagram:  /usr/local/site/FeynDiagram
    gsl:          /usr/local/site/gsl   (Gnu Scientific Library)
    revtex4:      /usr/local/site/revtex4  (Add to your TEXINPUTS directive)
    root:         /usr/local/site/root     (ROOT analysis software)
    form:         /usr/local/site/form
  4. My mail doesn't work, how can I check it?
    You should check to see that you can read your e-mail at http://www.hep.fsu.edu/webmail. If you cannot login, your password is wrong. If you find the mail you expect, then your mail client is not configured properly.
  5. How do I do X with pine?
    Read the tutorials available at http://www.washington.edu/pine.
  6. How do I connect to Fermilab with Kerberos?
    Not all machines are setup to do ssh to Fermilab. However, this should be possible on lnxc23, lnxc13, cartman, lnxc25 and lnxc14.
    source /usr/local/etc/setups.csh  (or /usr/local/etc/setups.sh for bash shell)
    setup -f Linux+2.4-2.3.2 kerberos
    setup ssh 
    kinit -f username@fnal.gov
    ssh someplace.fnal.gov
  7. How do I find the status of the cluster?
    Look at the pages: http://www.hep.fsu.edu/ganglia.
  8. What nodes are available and what is the class of the machine(s)?
    Cluster information is on the web page: http://www.hep.fsu.edu/CLUSTER-INFO/hepcluster.html. Outside of the local network, this page is password protected.
  9. Do we have a fortran 90 compiler?
    Yes, we have such a compiler in the pgi compiler directories listed above.
  10. What are the batch options for the cluster?
    On the local cluster, condor is installed. There is available a grid cluster for batch jobs. However, you must see Jeff McDonald to obtain an account.
  11. How do I use condor?
    See the page http://www.hep.fsu.edu/service/condor.html

 Albert Einstein said:
Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man's discovery of fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.
 Niels Bohr said:
Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum mechanics cannot possibly have understood it.
 Max Born said:
No concealed parameters can be introduced with the help of which the indeterministic description could be transformed into a deterministic one. Hence if a future theory should be deterministic, it cannot be a modification of the present one but must be essentially different.

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