New User Account Instructions

  • To obtain a new PMC user on our unix systems please contact us and provide the following information:

    1. Full Name
    2. Faculty Advisor

    3. Current email address (i.e. or another valid email address)

    4. Phone number to be reached at, so that we may provide your password once your account is setup

Introduction for New Account Holders


  • Once your new account is active you will be contacted by phone, at the number you provided, with your temporary password.

  • We ask that you please take the time to change this password right away.

  • To do this read the following instructions:
  • * Your adviser can likely provide a preferred machine for you to login to, or you can ssh into our 'public' machine by typing:
    • ssh
  • in a MacOSX terminal, or by using a Windows ssh client.

Disk Quota

  • Depending upon the linux resources provided by your faculty advisor at the time of account creation, you may have a quota on disk space of 10GB. If you need additional space please contact us. If your faculty advisor has additional machines and disk resources we can move your home directory to one of those machines to provide more space.