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Summer Quarter 2019 Announcements

Jupyterhub @ ICS

Jupyterhub offers Jupyter Notebooks, shell, VSCode, Xdesktop and Rstudio through your web browser.

Currently available for ICS instruction: ICS Jupyterhub Portal

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. The equipment was used added to the Openlab Instruction Cluster.

Circinus Cluster

Description Information
ClusterCircinus Cluster
Count 48
Model HP Proliant SL390 G7
Processor 2 x Intel Xeon X5680 @ 3.33 Ghz
RAM 96 GB
HDD Varies
RAID No
Redundant Power Yes

Additional equipment has been deployed as part of the virtual machine instructional cluster (centaurus) suppirting the ICS Jupyterhub.

Duo MFA @ UCI

DUO multifactor authentication is required for all campus' faculty, staff, and paid students beginning fall quarter in order to prevent unauthorized acces fo institution resources.

Campus Announcement

Duo MFA on emp.ics.uci.edu

Changes have been made to duo process running on emp.ics.uci.edu. All users will be prompted to select a push method when logging in.

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.

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

DUO_PASSCODE=push

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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