How to Locate Media Object - What webpages contain an image, movie or other file

If you are attempting to find out what Amherst College webpages contain a specific file, or find a file you have lost, you can use the media location feature, which is found here:

Go to the website address above then paste in any file location url that looks like this:[nameoffile]

or this:

Using the College Computing Cluster

To take advantage of the Cluster, you should be able to break apart your research problem into many small pieces that are independent of each other. Ideally, when every piece has completed its task, your project will be finished. Such a problem is sometimes referred to as being embarrassingly parallel. If, however, the pieces must repeatedly combine their results with the other pieces' output and perform additional calculations, they need to be able to exchange information with each other. Such a problem is called synchronously parallel.


Windows SSH: PuTTY

PuTTY is an open-source SSH client for Windows that lets you initiate interactive command-line sessions with Romulus and Remus, the twin Amherst Unix servers. How to Get PuTTYPuTTY is free software. If you are on the Amherst network you can copy it from Winsoft to your Windows computer. Note that PuTTY doesn't "install" as do most Windows applications. Rather, it is a self-contained executable named putty.exe. All you need to is copy it to your Windows desktop and double-click to run it.

Using the Emacs Text Editor

The emacs text editor is a common editor on Unix systems, and beginning users often find it easier to learn than vi (which is universally supported on UNIX systems). We recommend that programmers have a basic understanding of using emacs to edit text files. This document covers only the basic emacs commands needed for simple text editing. Therefore, it ignores many commands and offers only simplified explanations of others. The complete emacs command set is much larger and more powerful, but also more complicated.