The systems group maintains several general purpose compute servers for teaching and research.
linux.eecs.tufts.edu is a two node cluster intended for general remote access.
homework.eecs.tufts.edu is a cluster of virtual machines setup just like computers used in most classrooms. It is intended for code that is not memory or CPU intensive.
The following machines are only available from the EECS network or with a VPN connection through SSH. This means you must be on the EECS network to access these machines, or be given explicit access to our VPN.
white-hole and black-hole are large compute servers that are used mostly for research purposes. They are Dell PowerEdge R815 with 64 Cores and 128Gb of RAM. Both run RHEL 6.
red-giant is our newest compute server. It is roughly the same size as both white-hole and black-hole, but is running RHEL 7 instead of RHEL 6.
VMware – EECS systems offers custom virtual machines for Faculty and Graduate needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
The EECS Systems group has setup infrastructure to allow for the use of AWS instances which range from simple data hosting to extreme computational needs. These are provided for very specific requests that cannot be fulfilled by aforementioned resources. Please contact email@example.com for details.
We understand that many of your simulations/programs/etc may require the creation/use of large amounts of data.
For these purposes, we have allocated a /data partition on each of the aforementioned compute servers. Data placed in this location will remain here unless untouched for a period of 30 days, which after it is permanently deleted. Please use this space as needed, but remember that it is shared space for all users.