Computer Science Accounts
The Computer and Information Science department has a robust computing infrastructure designed to support the academic, administrative, and research missions of the department. As a student in CIS, you have access to many of these resources and others available upon request.
At the beginning of each semester, a CS account will automatically be created for you. Your username and password are identical to those you would use access other IUPUI resources (e.g. Oncourse and Onestart). As such, if you wish to change your password, you will have to use the UITS password page, https://passphrase.iu.edu/, and follow the guidelines there.
CIS runs many of its own servers such as web. As soon as your CIS account becomes active, you are welcome to take advantage of these. Your home directory is automatically mounted on any Linux system you access. Your quota limit is set to 250MB. If you need more space, your advisor can request an increase on your behalf.
tesla.cs.iupui.edu, thunder.cs.iupui.edu, & lightning.cs.iupui.edu:
These server are general purpose workhorse for the department. It includes compilers and applications to help with much of your coursework. As with all of our Linux systems, you will need to use SSH to login. Windows based SSH clients (putty and WinSCP) can be obtained via IUWare.
Entropy is our primary web server. As a CIS student, you can create your own website. To do so,log into tesla and create a directory called public_html and put your files in there. Those files and directories will need to be world readable. Your URL will be