New Account Information

Usage Agreement

The COMPUTE machines are shared resources and should be used for short-term purposes.

The CLIC machines are for student homework and projects only.

In order to have enough resources for everyone to use these machines when needed, please do not run
long-term programs on these machines. Instead, you should contact your advisor to arrange an alternate
solution.

We reserve the right to terminate any program that affects system performance, without advanced notice.

Quota
  • Undergraduate, Master, Guest
    • 30GB
  • PhD, Researcher, Staff, Visitor
    • 100GB
  • Faculty
    • 150GB
How to check your quota

CLIC Machines:

$ ssh username@clic.cs.columbia.edu
$ quota -sf ~

Compute Machines:

$ ssh username@compute.cs.columbia.edu
$ quota -sf ~
How to change CS account password

Using MICE:

  1. Log into MICE using your UNI and UNI-PASSWORD
  2. Go to https://mice.cs.columbia.edu/cs-password-reset
    and fill in the required information

Using CLIC:

$ ssh username@clic.cs.columbia.edu
$ passwd
Enter login(LDAP) password:
Re-enter new password:
LDAP password information changed for username
passwd: password updated successfully

Using Compute:

$ ssh username@compute.cs.columbia.edu
$ passwd
Enter login(LDAP) password:
Re-enter new password:
LDAP password information changed for username
passwd: password updated successfully

For security reasons, passwords will never be emailed.
If you have any questions, please contact crf@cs.columbia.edu.

What System Should I Use?
  • clic.cs.columbia.edu (12 VM running Linux)
  • compute.cs.columbia.edu (8 Linux machines)

NOTE for PhDs and Researchers: Please only use the machines in Clic or Compute lab for your instructional classes. Please do not use these machines for your research work. We would like to reserve the Clic and Compute machines for the Undergraduate and Master students to do their homeworks and projects.

How do I get help with my computing problems?

Please send an email to our Trouble ticketing system:
crf@cs.columbia.edu

or call our hotline:
+1-212-939-7174

Our operating hours is between 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.