Configuring your account for the cluster

  • Setup your identity

    Setup single sign on throughout the cluster with the following commands:

    cd $HOME 
    ssh-keygen -t rsa1 -N ""  -f $HOME/.ssh/identity 
    ssh-keygen -t rsa -N "" -f $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa 
    ssh-keygen -t dsa -N "" -f $HOME/.ssh/id_dsa 
    cd .ssh 
    touch authorized_keys authorized_keys2 
    cat >> authorized_keys 
    cat >> authorized_keys2 
    chmod 640 authorized_keys authorized_keys2
  • Setup your path

    In your .cshrc, you may want to include the following in your path:

    # Use Chromium 
    set path = ( /opt/cr-1.7/bin/Linux $path ) 
    # Use Brook 
    set path = ( /opt/brookegpu-0.4/bin $path) 
    # Use MPI 
    set path = ( /opt/topspin/mpi/mpich/bin $path)
  • Manage your password

    Never share your password and pick a strong password. To change it, use ssh to login to and run passwd. Be sure to limit your password to eight ascii characters.



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