These are the lecture notes for 24-Aug-1998.Title: Math 481/581 -- Lecture 1
|"U Dot" Cluster||
The u.arizona.edu cluster provides UA affiliates with UNIX
accounts. To obtain a u.arizona.edu account, telnet to
|CCIT Labs||CCIT maintains a number of open access labs around campus. Some of these labs contain Windows and/or Mac PCs; others are populated with X-terminals. See the CCIT site list for locations, descriptions, and hours.|
|Math Lab||The Mathematics department has an open access Windows NT lab located in M-226. This room is accessible via the stairs/elevator on the south side of the building or from the main stairwell in the center of the building. It is not directly accessible via the main building elevator. This lab is open from 9AM-6PM Mon-Fri.|
account.arizona.edu. You will need your full name, date of birth, SSN, and (if you are a student) PIN.
If you already have a |
If you have never used telnet, here is (more or less) how it goes in the Math NT lab:
The CCIT lab assistants can tell you what to do in the CCIT labs. CCIT also has a "help desk" phone number at 621-HELP. Questions regarding CCIT systems/labs should be directed to this number.
Visiting Faculty, retirees supporting UA projects, and certain others with special UA affiliation should contact the Customer Accounts office for information on creating an account. Customer Accounts Office: Location: Computer Center RM 204 Office hours: 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday Phone: 621-2985 Please bring UA ID or other picture ID if you visit the office.
The "account" web page states that
It will take about 5 minutes to complete the program. New accounts and password changes will be processed within 1 hour.
http://www.math.arizona.edu/~restrepo/481/sci_comp.htmlwill contain pointers to various course related information.
One of the primary resources for the course is the
scicomp mailing list. Messages sent to the list will be
distributed to all students in the class -- think of it as a forum for
things pertaining to the course. In addition, copies of all messages
sent to the list will be stored in a searchable, WWW accessible
archive. We'll cover the list in more detail on Wednesday.
To subscribe to the mailing list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The subject of the message is unimportant. The body of the message should contain the single line
subscribe scicompTo post a message to all list subscribers, send email to email@example.com . The subject and message body can be anything you like -- it's just like sending regular email, except that everyone in the course will receive the message.
All messages sent to the
scicomp list are also archived
in a searchable web-based archive. To access these HTML archives,
point your browser at
There will be a weekly office hour on Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 in Mathematics Room 707.
Finally, the Internet can be considered a course resource: there are lots of online tutorials/documentation/what-have-you available on the 'net.