Genuse

General Use Linux Machines

The Genuse computing environment is a shared Linux compute environment for instruction and research by SMU faculty and students for designated course and research work.


Getting Started

If you are interested in using Genuse, you will need to obtain a Genuse account. Simply send an email request to help@smu.edu with Lyle Genuse Account in the subject line.

 

General Use Linux Machines

Hostname Make/Model Processor RAM
genuse58 HP DL380 Dual 16 Core Intel Xeon@2.9GHz 380GB
genuse57 HP DL380 Dual 16 Core Intel Xeon@2.9GHz 380GB
genuse56 HP DL380 Dual 16 Core Intel Xeon@2.9GHz 380GB
genuse55 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse54 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse53 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse52 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse51 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse50 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse49 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse48 HP DL380 Dual 14 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 380GB
genuse47 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse46 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse45 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse44 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse43 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse42 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse41 Dell R730 Dual 12 Core Intel Xeon@2.6GHz 320GB
genuse40 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse39 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse38 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse37 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse36 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse35 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse34 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse33 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB
genuse32 Dell R720 Dual Six Core Intel Xeon@3.5GHz 252GB

Note to remote users: 
Add the domain smu.edu to these hostnames for a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name).
For example: genuse55.smu.edu

Operating Systems

CentOS Linux OS used on General Use Linux Servers

Available Software

Below is a selected list of software available on genuse linux servers. Many others not listed are also available.

Mathematical/Engineering Tools
  • FLUENT Flow Modeling Software : Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, is the use of mathematical techniques to model fluid flow.
  • gams - General Algebraic Modeling System : GAMS is a modeling system for mathematical optimization problems, both linear, non-linear and mixed-integer.
  • R : A language for data analysis and graphics
 Compilers/Debuggers

Editors

  • Vi : Traditional Unix text editor (implemented by vim)                 
  • Vim : Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set.
Formatters/Spelling tools
  • GNU Troff (Groff) : A typesetting package which reads plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces formatted output.

 

Text Previewers

  • Ghostview : Ghostview is an X11 user interface for Ghostscript, allowing you to view and navigate PostScript files.
  • Ghostscript : Ghostscript is a software package that interprets Adobe's PostScript and PDF languages, including a few additional features.
  • view : View a document using the Vi commands
    • Usage: view [filename]

Miscellaneous Utilities

  • bc : An arbitrary precision calculator language
    • Usage: bc [ -lws ] [ file ... ]
  • xcalc : Scientific calculator for X
    • Usage: xcalc
  • Gnuplot : Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility
  • man : Manual page viewer
    • Usage: man [command]

Compression and Archiving Utilities
  • zip : A file compression utility for for .zip
    • Usage: zip [-options] [-b path] [-t mmddyyyy] [-n suffixes] [zipfile list] [-xi list]
  • unzip : A file expansion utility for .zip
    • Usage: unzip [-Z] [-opts[modifiers]] file[.zip] [list] [-x xlist] [-d exdir]
  • gzip : A file compression utility for .gz
    • Usage: gzip [-cdfhlLnNrtvV19] [-S suffix] [file ...]
  • gunzip : A file expansion utility for .gz
    • Usage: gunzip [-cdfhlLnNrtvV19] [-S suffix] [file ...]
  • bzip2 : A file compression utility for .bz2
  • bunzip2 : A file expansion utility for .bz2
  • tar : The tar archiving utility
    • Usage: tar --usage
Web Browsers
Mail Readers
  • Mutt :  Small but powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems
Window Managers (used with vncserver)
  • ICEwm : a stacking window manager for the X Window System 
  • Twm (Tab Window Manager) : AKA  Tom's Window Manager                                  
 

Tutorials

Connections to general use linux servers (genuse) are done using an SSH (secure shell) client.    Files are transferred using an SCP (Secure Copy) client.    MAC and Linux computers have ssh and scp built-in.    Below are some tutorials to help getting started with genuse.   Windows clients putty(ssh) and WinSCP(scp) are illustrated for example.  Most ssh/scp clients should work.

Connecting from a Windows computer

Putty - an SSH client for Windows

WinSCP - an SCP client for Windows

Graphical Applications with VNC (Windows)

 

More Coming Soon!