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Summer Quarter 2019 Announcements

Jupyterhub @ ICS and Jupyter Notebooks

Jupyterlab is the next-generation web-based user interface from Project Jupyter and Jupyterhub is the best way to service Jupyterlab for multiple users.

ICS Jupyterhub Portal

JupyterLab enables you to work with documents and activities such as Jupyter notebooks, text editors, terminals, and custom components in a flexible, integrated, and extensible manner. You can arrange multiple documents and activities side by side in the work area using tabs and splitters.

In addition to Jupyterlab notebooks, the ICS hub offers several web based apps including an console, R studio, Xdesktop, and VSCode.

Follow the project here.

Campus Research Storage Pool

UCI Research Cyberinfrastucture Center has made additional storage available to Campus researchers:

This storage may be mounted on any ICS managed Linux hosts using SSHFS:

VMWare Academic Program

ICS has signed up the VMWare Academic Program. Please read the details of the program at https://labs.vmware.com/academic/academic-software. The primary use of the licenses are for teaching and research. Please read more detailed valid use of the software at https://labs.vmware.com/academic/licensing-overview. In particular, the software can be used for non-commercial research projects.

Faculty and students are able to download VMWare software from https://elms.ics.uci.edu.

New Openlab Instructional Nodes

UCI and ICS received the donation of several racks of high density computing during the spring 2019 term.

  • CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5680 @ 3.33GHz
  • RAM

Some of that equipment has already been deployed as part of the virtual machine instructional cluster (centaurus). We are working on deploying the rest to further expand the centaurus virtual machine cluster as well as replace equipment in the openlab instructional clusters for shell service and as SGE compute nodes.

Duo Maintenance Update

Changes will be made to duo process running on emp.ics.uci.edu.

Users may force the old behavior, an autopush to their phone or tablet ap, by setting and exporting the following variable:

DUO_PASSCODE=push

Beginning in early June, in order to accommodate Duo hardware tokens, users that are enrolled in Duo will be presented with the following menu when logging in:

Duo two-factor login for ____

Enter a passcode or select one of the following options:

 1. Duo Push to XXX-XXX-4267
 2. Duo Push to Android

Passcode or option (1-2): 
  • Users that use the Duo app should choose option 1 to continue to have Duo push to their phone.
  • Users that will use a hardware token or phone app passcode can simply enter it now.

Note about ssh-keys: All users logging into emp.ics.uci.edu will receive this prompt regardless of whether or not they are using ssh-keys. At this time we only expect to make this change on emp.ics.uci.edu and multi factor authentication prompts will not appear on other hosts for users using ssh-keys.

SFTP Access

Please note that due to new MFA requirements, some users may need to change they way they connect to their files using sftp or scp.

The ICS SFTP server is sftp://sftp.ics.uci.edu. The campus VPN is required in order to access the sftp server from off campus.

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