Staff/Postgraduate Systems

The Staff and Postgraduate UNIX time-sharing system in HKUST is a Sun Fire V215 system, with hostname uststf, running on Solaris 10. One can access the system with SSH/SFTP yet the telnet/ftp are still supported for obsolete applications. The latter communications programs are not encouraged because they send the passwords over the network in “clear-text” formats. UG cannot access the system.

In the system, the standard software and services like email and printing are available. The scratch files in the /tmp directory will be removed during the maintenance period. The configuration of the system is as follows.

Configuration

Hostname System
Model
Number of CPU RAM (GB) Swap (GB) /tmp (GB) Purpose Maintenance Schedule
uststf Sun Fire V215 one 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor 2 2 1 General and Computation Daily reboot at 6:35 am

Undergraduate Systems

The Undergraduate UNIX time-sharing system in HKUST is a Sun Fire V215 system, with hostname uststu, running on Solaris 10. One can access the system with SSH/SFTP yet the telnet/ftp are still supported for obsolete applications. The latter communications programs are not encouraged because they send the passwords over the network in “clear-text” formats. No Staff/PG can access the system.

In the system, the standard software and services like email and printing are available. The scratch files in the /tmp directory will be removed during the maintenance period. The configuration of the system is as follows.

Configuration

Hostname System
Model
Number of CPU RAM (GB) Swap (GB) /tmp (GB) Purpose Maintenance Schedule
uststu Sun Fire V215 one 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor 2 2 1 General Daily reboot at 6:30 am

Computation Usage Policy

User is advised NOT to run more than 1 job at a time in the system so that the others can share the system resources.

Last updated: Jun 25, 2013