MKI provides Internet access for a few hundred machines, from Raspberry Pis to GPU servers, oscilloscopes to petabyte-scale file servers, with an MKI-maintained local area network which is a subnet of the MIT campus network. This subnet spans two buildings, 37 on Main Campus and NE83 just off campus, and provides Gigabit Ethernet connections to the desktop, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet to major servers and a 10 GbE backbone. Wireless networking service is provided by MIT’s Information Systems and Technology department.
MKI recommends that people use MIT’s mail services, run by IS&T. Their email infrastructure provides reliable service and good spam filtering, and doesn’t scour your emails for marketing purposes.
MKI’s primary web server is space.mit.edu, but there are numerous other web servers for various projects.
MKI provides an anonymous FTP server which can be used to make data available to the general public. However, if you have large quantities (over a gigabyte) of data that you think should be made available via FTP, you will probably need to use another server. Either way, see Kenton Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Historically most of the computers in the department have been the property of individual projects. As such they are primarily intended for use by those projects, and users will need to inquire with their supervisors or fellow researchers about which machines to use to do their work. However, we are currently (August 2020) in the process of planning to install a set of machines for general-access computing.
Access to the HPC cluster is available upon request.