ITAMP Computer Support

ITAMP has several Dell workstations that are used as desktops and computing seats, which are part of an extensive network of computers. The systems reside within the Center for Astrophysics giving the Institute access to state-of-the-art computing facilities and associated services (printing, email, file access, wireless connectivity, maintenance, troubleshooting, etc.).

List of ITAMP machines:

Manufacturer Model Number
Dell T3500 Intel W3565 quad core 3
DellT3400 Intel Q6700 quad core 2

There are 5 iMac (27-inch, mid-2011) computers for desktop use.

In addition to the above computers ITAMP has access to the Smithsonian Institution High Performance Cluster composed of a variety of nodes and containing in total 3296 CPUs.

Email: read HERE

Wireless Access: read HERE

Printing: (also read HERE)

- local (ITAMP printer): the printer queue is amplj. On a workstation to make amplj your default printer, add the following commands to your .cshrc file:

setenv PRINTER amplj

setenv LPDEST amplj

Save and source the file (source .cshrc). This printer should now be available for printing using the usual lpr command.

- double-sided printing (strongly encouraged): instead of of lpr, use hprint -duplex -d amplj (postscript) or use this command from within a web browser or any other application that prints to a postscript printer.

- tabloid and poster printing: read the very useful instructions HERE.

Secure Telnet and File Transfer: Read the instructions HERE. CfA/ITAMP use the secure shell for remote access.

For more information (computing resources, web, email, word processing, mathematical packages, plotting programs, etc.), see the Computation Facility Services Guide

(modified: October 2015)