SOC Linux Machines and Access Options

The McAdams 110A general lab provides both windows and Linux-based systems. The first row of tables are Windows-based systems, rows 2 and 3 are Linux-based. You should be able to access both the building and McAdams 110A using your university ID card 24 hours a day.

A good way to access school systems over the network is via a program called ssh

For Windows, one SSH client that is recommended by CCIT is called PuTTY and can be downloaded for free from

For Linux and Mac systems, ssh should be a built in command, so if you need to ssh, you will open terminal type ssh and then the machine that you are trying to log into. For example:  ssh

If you are off campus, you cannot directly SSH to these machines, you must first do one of two things:

  1. Connect to the VPN (instructions here:
  2. SSH into access1 or access2 first, and then ssh again into the machine you need using the same format as above. 
    To ssh into the access machines,  you will use the command "ssh" where username will be replaced with your actual Clemson username
    It should ask you for your Clemson password, and be aware that when you type your password, the cursor will not move or appear as if it is typing, but this is normal and once you have finished typing your password simply hit enter, and it should log you in.

Below are a list of machines that are accessible:

Hostnames    Location      OS             Architecture   CPU Cores     Mem
   ada1..17     McAdams 110A  Ubuntu 16.04   x86_64 i5       4 x 3.40GHz  16GB
   babbage1..33 Barre B108    Ubuntu 16.04   x86_64 i7       4 x 3.40GHz   8GB
   joey1..20    n/a           Ubuntu 16.04   x86_64 i7       4 x 3.40GHz  16GB
   cerf1..28    McAdams 110D  Ubuntu 16.04   x86_64 i5       4 x 3.40GHz  16GB
   titan1..5    n/a           Ubuntu 16.04   x86_64 E5       4 x 3.00GHz  32GB
   newton       n/a           Ubuntu 16.04   x86_64 Xeon    24 x 2.40GHz  96GB

   * Off-campus SSH access:
   * General information can be found at
   * Questions or problems regarding Unix systems should be addressed to or the friendly folks in 111, 126, 135, or 137 


For Windows, another alternative to using SSH is X-Win32 which is a remote Linux desktop. It is available for free through the university, and instructions on downloading it can be found here:
For further instructions on how to actually use X-Win32, please see the following:

Lastly, you may choose to use VirtualBox instead, which should work on Windows or Mac as an alternative to SSH. More instructions can be found here:




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