AAE New User and General Information

Welcome to AAESITE.

Computer service for the engineering schools of Purdue University is handled by Engineering Computer Network. ECN serves all of engineering, offering a variety of benefits, for all users. A Site Specialist is a local expert (System Administrator) responsible for overseeing computer operations for the school and interacting with ECN.

The school of Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering draws from a pool of Site Specialists provided by the User and Desktop Service Group within ECN.

IT support can be requested by using the web form found here: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/AboutUs/ContactUs
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

At other engineering schools, contact the local site specialists for support of their computer equipment. The web page http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ECN/Fac_Staff/ECN_Site_Specialists contains a list by school.


Obtaining An ECN Account

The schools of engineering make available a career computer account - open until graduation.

If you are registered as an AAE student your account should be updated at the beginning of each semester.

Otherwise fill out a trouble report.


Workstations and Servers

Workstation Types

The department makes available a number of Windows 7 computers for general access and general purpose computing.

Servers

This is a list of the department servers and their specifications.

- gus

This is a compute server.
It is a Dell PowerEdge R710.
Two 6-core Intel Xeon E5649 (12 cores) running at 2.53GHz with 48GB of RAM.
It is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

- jvoss

This is a compute server.
It is Dell  PowerEdge R620.
Four 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2690's (32 cores) running at 2.90GHz with 256GB of RAM
It is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

- lift

This is a compute server.
It is a Dell PowerEdge R815.
Four 16-core AMD Opteron Processor 6276's (64 cores) running at 2.30GHz with 256GB of RAM
It is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

- neil

This is a compute server.
It is Dell  PowerEdge R620.
Four 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2690 (32 cores) running at 2.90GHz with 256GB of RAM
It is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

- thrust

This is a compute server.
It is a Dell PowerEdge R815.
Four 16-core AMD Opteron Processor 6276's (64 cores) running at 2.30GHz with 256GB of RAM
It is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

- roger

This is the department file server.
It is a Dell PowerEdge R720xd.
It is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

**Do not run jobs on it**

If it is under a heavy load *all* users will be affected. **The site specialist will warn you if you are running a job on it and may kill your job if needed.**

You can check the status of the servers as well.