The Nobel cluster is a shared resource of interactive computational Linux systems. This cluster is a great entry point for computational researchers and students, ideally suited for access to commercially licensed software provided centrally, for low end computational tasks, and for teaching and coursework.
Introduction to Linux
For those new to Linux, OIT Knowledge Base articles that provide an introduction to Linux computing can be found here: http://kb.princeton.edu/9660.
Home Filesystem and Quotas
These servers use the central OIT home filesystem known as the H: drive, where all users have a 5GB quota. Information about the H: drive and how to access it from Windows and Mac OS X systems can be found here: http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=5286.
If a higher quota is needed, please see this OIT Knowledge Base article for the associated charges: http://kb.princeton.edu/4926. The form for applying for additional quota can be found here: https://oitforms.princeton.edu/SS/Unix_QI.
Enabling Linux Accounts
Nobel is a Linux cluster. If your Nobel account is your first OIT Linux account, then you need to enable your Linux accounts by clicking here.
To register for the Nobel cluster, simply login to the Registration page in the left menu. Once you have registered, you should not need to register again unless your account goes unused for more than six month. If you need to re-register at that time, simply login to the Registration web page, and your account will be re-activated.
Registration takes effect within 30 minutes.
There is no batch scheduler running on the Nobel cluster, and users are urged to avoid launching processes that will overburden the system.