Cycle Servers and Grid Engine

Accessing your home directory from a Unix/Linux host is as simple as logging in. You may log in remotely from any host using a secure protocol such as SSH2. For Windows users, PuTTY is recommended and can be downloaded for free. For Mac users, you can use the terminal (found under Applications -> Utilities). 

  • Students: (also known as
  • Faculty:

For off-campus access and on-campus wireless/residential access to openlab, you must use:

  • VPN and SSH, or
  • SSH with SSH keys.

There is an instance of the Sun Grid Engine software that is used to help faciliate running multiple jobs on the openlab. Please see our SGE page for more information. 

New to Linux or UNIX? See this excellent introduction by Princeton for getting started with Linux command line.

To get more information on accessing and viewing available software on the servers, see our Modules page.

  • Quad 2.4GHz 16-core AMD Opteron 6378 CPUs
  • 512GB RAM
  • 64-bit CentOS Linux
  • 1TB scratch space
  • 1 machine
  • Dual 2.2GHz Single Core AMD Opteron 252 CPUs
  • 16GB RAM
  • 64-bit CentOS Linux
  • 30GB scratch space
  • 13 machines
  • Dual dual-core AMD Opteron 2212HE
  • 16GB RAM
  • 64-bit CentOS Linux
  • 400GB scratch space
  • 2 machines
  • Dual Intel Pentium 3.0GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64-bit CentOS Linux
  • 400GB scrach space
  • 3 machines where # is 1-40

  • 2x Quad-core Intel Xeon 3.0GHz CPU E5450 CPUs
  • 32GB RAM
  • 64-bit CentOS Linux 6.6
  • 500GB scratch space
  • 40 machines