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ATHENA Everything you need to know … and a few things you don’t  but we’ll tell you anyway.
Who is Athena? <ul><li>Greek Mythology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goddess of  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wisdom  </li></ul>...
MIT Athena <ul><li>Athena was developed here in the early ‘80’s </li></ul><ul><li>A campus-wide, networked computer system...
What Athena is.. <ul><li>A set of computing tools built originally to work with Unix, now also comes in a Linux flavor </l...
Some characteristics of Athena <ul><li>Distributed file system – your files are not stored on the computer where you work ...
MIT email – don’t go there <ul><ul><li>Every Athena user account comes with an MIT email account. You will get one.  </li>...
WHERE are Athena clusters? <ul><ul><li>Locations throughout campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select > Other Options >...
Recommended Athena Clusters: <ul><li>- Student Center W20-575 </li></ul><ul><li>- 56-129 (all with cd-wr drives) </li></ul...
Athena Demo <ul><li>I. Get in the door… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster combo – 91958 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II. Create your...
Athena Demo, cont’d. <ul><li>IV. Logon  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console window, Terminal window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A...
Getting Help <ul><li>Athena Helpline: 617-253-4435  </li></ul><ul><li>Athena web form:  http://web.mit.edu/consult/www/ask...
Useful Athena Links <ul><li>How to burn CD-R and CD-RW discs on Athena:  http://web.mit.edu/answers/workstations/ws_cdreco...
Get Your Laptop on the Net <ul><li>Visitor Access to MIT Wireless network </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need your own wireless...
 
 
 
 
Get Your Laptop on the Net <ul><li>Holiday Inn wireless network </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available in rooms and public sp...
Don’t forget about the   Library <ul><li>MIT library system one of the most extensive in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Regi...
 
One more cool thing: <ul><li>New Media Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13 Power Mac G...
<ul><li>August 12 th:  Athena accounts TERMINATED </li></ul><ul><li>August 11 th:  Library Privileges END </li></ul><ul><u...
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  1. 1. ATHENA Everything you need to know … and a few things you don’t but we’ll tell you anyway.
  2. 2. Who is Athena? <ul><li>Greek Mythology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goddess of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wisdom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intellect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invention </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. MIT Athena <ul><li>Athena was developed here in the early ‘80’s </li></ul><ul><li>A campus-wide, networked computer system serving MIT’s academic community </li></ul><ul><li>Comprised of 100s of computers connected to MITNet </li></ul><ul><li>Available to you at workstations in Athena “clusters” </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Athena is.. <ul><li>A set of computing tools built originally to work with Unix, now also comes in a Linux flavor </li></ul><ul><li>A layer on top of the operating system </li></ul><ul><li>A environment consisting of clients (workstations) and servers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Office Servers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Some characteristics of Athena <ul><li>Distributed file system – your files are not stored on the computer where you work </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and robust </li></ul><ul><li>Well suited to scientific and engineering applications </li></ul><ul><li>Configurations and preferences are stored on the network and follow you around </li></ul>
  6. 6. MIT email – don’t go there <ul><ul><li>Every Athena user account comes with an MIT email account. You will get one. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLEASE DO NOT USE IT . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We do not provide support, or training for MIT email. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You will lose this account after you leave MIT. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. WHERE are Athena clusters? <ul><ul><li>Locations throughout campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select > Other Options > Map/Status of Athena </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Recommended Athena Clusters: <ul><li>- Student Center W20-575 </li></ul><ul><li>- 56-129 (all with cd-wr drives) </li></ul><ul><li>- 2-225 </li></ul><ul><li>- 66-080 </li></ul>Not all Workstations are Created Equal. <ul><ul><li>IBM and Dell PCs most familiar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun Spark and Sun Ultra workstations have different keyboards and different control processes. S/W discussed in this presentation works fine on them. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Athena Demo <ul><li>I. Get in the door… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster combo – 91958 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II. Create your Athena Username </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username: 3-8 chars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: at least 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activation ~24 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III. http://web.mit.edu/olh/Rules/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Athena Demo, cont’d. <ul><li>IV. Logon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Console window, Terminal window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athena Locker has 1 Gig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Star Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Menu>editingpublishing>Office Prod Suites>Star Office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web.mit.edu/yourusername/Public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MToolsFM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Menu>Utilieis?Disk/File Access>MacWindowsDisk>mtoolsfm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is my default printer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>athena% lpq </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Printer: ajax@paper-pusher  'HP8000 W20-575' </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logoff – don’t close the Terminal Window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia – problems with Shockware and others. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Getting Help <ul><li>Athena Helpline: 617-253-4435 </li></ul><ul><li>Athena web form: http://web.mit.edu/consult/www/ask.html </li></ul><ul><li>Email general IT help: computing- [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>General IT helpline: 617.253.1101 </li></ul><ul><li>Stock answers http:// itinfo.mit.edu/answer.php </li></ul>
  12. 12. Useful Athena Links <ul><li>How to burn CD-R and CD-RW discs on Athena: http://web.mit.edu/answers/workstations/ws_cdrecord.html </li></ul><ul><li>How to USE HEADPHONES to listen to audio: http://web.mit.edu/answers/workstations/ws_headphones.html </li></ul><ul><li>How to FORMAT FLOPPY disks on Athena: http://web.mit.edu/answers/workstations/ws_format.html </li></ul><ul><li>What Runs Where: http://web.mit.edu/acs/www/table.html </li></ul>
  13. 13. Get Your Laptop on the Net <ul><li>Visitor Access to MIT Wireless network </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need your own wireless card (configured for DHCP, with firewall disabled during registration) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open a browser (in an area with wireless service) and point to any URL to register </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visitors can register for up to 5 days at a time, 14 total </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To print, use MToolsFM on Athena </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IS&T Help Desk: 617-253-1101 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 18. Get Your Laptop on the Net <ul><li>Holiday Inn wireless network </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available in rooms and public spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need your own wireless card (DHCP) or borrow adapter from the Hotel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open a browser and point to any URL to register </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free printing at the front desk (see handout) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firewall recommended </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help desk service 1.877.755.0550 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 19. Don’t forget about the Library <ul><li>MIT library system one of the most extensive in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Register your MIT ID card when using library for first time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to any circulation desk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell them you’re with SMA. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Borrow Books. Return them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due date for all books: Aug 17. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book may show later due date. Ignore it. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Access on-line library resources at http://libraries.mit.edu </li></ul>
  16. 21. One more cool thing: <ul><li>New Media Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13 Power Mac G4s running Mac OS X v10.2.6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 scanners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 analog to digital video converter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No office productivity software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located 26-139; available 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Door code: 91958 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self service: no support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn more here: http://web.mit.edu/nmc/ </li></ul></ul>
  17. 22. <ul><li>August 12 th: Athena accounts TERMINATED </li></ul><ul><li>August 11 th: Library Privileges END </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(books must be returned) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enjoy your visit at MIT! </li></ul>Remember…

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