RTDC Computers

We provide and maintain 10 Linux 64 bit workstations for use by R&G staff and visitors, and support the software packages AIPS, MIR, MIRIAD and CASA. Ask holly.thomas@cfa.harvard.edu or your R&G contact for an account.

These machines can be found in room M-342 on the 3rd floor of 160 Concord Ave.

See the current status of these machines here (updated every 15 minutes).

NAME CPU (base speed) RAM (GB) Disk Size (TB) Raid level Linux Dist.
RTDC12 96 x 3.2GHz 1586 146 6 Red Hat 8.9
RTDC11 80 x 3.1GHz 1280 117 6 Red Hat 8.6
RTDC10 24 x 3.4GHz 256 117 6 Red Hat 8.1
RTDC9** 16 x 3.5GHz 750 90 5 Red Hat 8.8
RTDC8* 16 x 3.5GHz 132 52 5 Red Hat 6.9
RTDC7 16 x 3.5GHz 94 13 5 Red Hat 6.9
RGLINUX13 24 x 2.9GHz 142 22 5 CentOS 6.8
RGLINUX12 24 x 2.9GHz 48 15 5 Red Hat 6.8
RGLINUX10 12 x 2.4GHz 24 3.5 0 CentOS 5.11
RTDC-SMASPEC 96 x 3.2GHz 1586 146 6 Red Hat 8.9
* Server for /home & /opt
** SMA data processing machine only.
AIPS machine
SMA-SPEC project only

Summary of the disk names and mount points.
Which machine should I use?
CF reduction machines. There are also reduction machines available in Hilo for SMA users.

Remote access
• Find out about remote access to CF network here
Running VNC on the RTDC (CF VPN access required)

Virtual machines
We have the option to runs virtual machines on RTDC8 and RGLINUX12. These VMs pull their software from Hilo and their home directories from the RTDC. This gives users the option to use Hilo installations while being able to process data locally. It also allows SMA users to mount their Hilo reduction directory. When the VMs are running, the host machines are still available for use, although they share their CPUs and memory with the VMs. If this would be useful to you please contact Holly.


There are four communal printers on the 3rd floor of 160 Concord Ave which are available from the RTDC computers.

NameType Location
lp342black & white Hall outside M-342
psc342 color Hall outside M-342
lp339 black & white M-339
psc339 color M-339