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University of Wyoming,

Atmospheric Science,

EN 6034

Dept. 3038

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-3245

Email: geerts@uwyo.edu

Computer Resources and Departmental Computing

Atmospheric Science

Computer Accounts

The Department of Atmospheric Science maintains its own group of Linux servers. Your account on these servers will have the same username and password as the University.

Disk Space

Your disk space will be primarily in two places. The University allocates a small amount of disk space (maybe 2 GB) to each student. This is on a Windows share: \\userfiles\username\folders, where username is your account name. In the student labs, this gets mounted on the H: drive.

To access this space on a Mac, see:
https://uwyo.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1940/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=7545 

The Department of Atmospheric Science provides substantial disk storage. Your ‘home’ space is available as a Windows share: \\grizzly\username or from a Mac: smb://grizzly/username, where username is again your account name. The ‘home’ space is shared among all Department personnel and is limited. Please do not store large data files in this location. If you need storage for large files, request disk space from the Department administrator.

Accessing the Department Linux servers

The name of the main Department server is 'grizzly'. You can access it using ‘ssh’ from a command line terminal with either Windows or Mac. If you wish to use graphics, you will need an X-windows environment. For Windows, I recommend using MobaXterm or x2go. From a Mac, you will need to install XQuartz. You then display graphics using the command ‘ssh -Y’ from a terminal. X2go is also available for a Mac. If you use x2go on either platform, set the Session Type to MATE. Other desktops may hang or crash.

Accessing the Department Linux computers from off campus.

Most of the Department Linux computers, including grizzly, are not visible from off campus. Accessing them requires using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). See: https://uwyo.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1940/Portal/KB/CategoryID=10424 

Running Software on Department Linux servers

The Department Linux servers use Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the operating system. A number of tutorials are available on the internet for using the command line interface. Besides standard Red Hat software, we support a number of third party packages including IDL, Matlab, python, and NCAR software. Use of these packages require setting up your environment by using the ‘module’ command.

To see what ‘modules’ are available:
# module avail

To load the environment for IDL:
# module load idl

To load the environment for python version 3.7:
# module load python

Getting Help 

The Department computer administrator is Larry Oolman. His office is in EN-6016 or he can be emailed at ldoolman@uwyo.edu.

Contact Us

University of Wyoming,

Atmospheric Science,

EN 6034

Dept. 3038

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-3245

Email: geerts@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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