Economics Department Servers

The Economics Department operates a number of servers. All faculty members automatically get accounts on qed, the main machine, which handles electronic mail and the Department's web server. This machine is a virtual computer located in the university's data centre.  It is running Linux.   QED should never be used for CPU-intensive or memory-intensive programs.   The Department has numerous other servers for that purpose.

There are numerous other servers. All of them run Ox, Octave, and R. Many of them run Matlab and Stata, and several run Maple. All machines have up-to-date versions of TeX, along with the Fortran compilers g77 and gfortran, the C/C++ compiler gcc, and the Pascal compiler gpc.

If you are doing something that is very CPU intensive, you should experiment to see which architecture (Intel Core 2 or i7) they are best suited to. In most cases, the i7 machines (sargan, rust, markov and gauss) are likely to be the fastest.

All of the machines in Dunning 211 share the same userids and home directories. A file created on one of them is available on all of them.

  • sargan: A  3.4 GHz. i7 2600 (4 cores, 8 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • tobin: A 3.4 GHz. i7 2600 (4 cores, 8 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • rust: A 3.8 GHz. i7 3820 (4 cores, 8 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • markov: A 3.07 GHz. i7 950 (4 cores, 6 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • gauss: A 3.07 GHz. i7 950 (4 cores, 6 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • lovell: A 2.8 GHz. i7 860 (4 cores, 6 GB) running 64-bit Linux. The Matlab parallel tool box is available on Lovell.
  • waugh: A 2.67 GHz. i7 920 (4cores, 6 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • durbin:A 3.16 GHz. Core 2 E8500 (2 cores, 2 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • frisch: A 3.4 GHz. i7 3770 (4 cores, 16 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • granger: A 3.4 GHz. i7 3770 (4 cores, 16 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • cox: A 2.4 GHz. Core 2 Q6600 (4 cores, 4 GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • wolpin: A 3.4 GHz. i7 3770 (4 cores, 16GB) running 64-bit Linux.
  • urquhart: A 3.16 GHz. Core 2 E8500 (2 cores, 4 GB) running 64-bit Linux.  File server and administrative functions. 

 

  • QED: A virtual server. It provides email and web service for the department.  It is not part of the Dunning 211 cluster.
  • edith: A 3.2 GHz. Pentium 4 (1 GB) running Linux. It holds the old version of the CRSP data base and some other data sets. It is not part of the Dunning 211 cluster.
  • alumni: A virtual server. It is used to provide e-mail services to QED alumni. It is not part of the Dunning 211 cluster.

Accounts on servers other than qed can be obtained from Mark Babcock.


Revised, March 27, 2013