Introduction Introduction Responsibilities
This document is intended to help new users become familiar with the Unix Cluster at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). It describes the Unix workstations at PPPL, and the supercomputers at the National Energy Research Center (NERSC) in Berkely, California.
As a warning: none of the topics here will be covered in great
depth---usually just enough information will be provided for you to get
an idea of what's available at PPPL. The table of contents will list all
the major sections of this manual, and there are numerous references
scattered throughout the text that will refer you to the actual manuals
that describe the subjects in detail. If this is the first time you
have come in contact with the systems at PPPL, we suggest that you read
the chapter titled `
Getting Started' to get a feel for how everything
works. Since the computers here are being constantly upgraded, be sure
to check the copyright page for the date of the last revision of this
manual. Lastly, to keep things short, there is also an on-line version
of this text (access through the info command,
that can be accessed should the printed text be unavailable. Enjoy!