New Accounts

The account created for you will work on both the file server and the compute/terminal servers. The usernames, passwords, home directories, and project folders are synchronized between both. 

Machines — file server — compute/terminal — 

Change your password

    See instructions below for changing your password on the compute server; OR

Go to

Accessing the compute servers

I have multiple machines, but sometimes they go down. Try all, and if none work, contact me.


Change your password:
    $ passwd

Your home directory should be mounted from the file server:
    $ cd ~

Access the project files:
    $ cd /saav/projects/

Access the data files:
    $ cd /saav/data/

Accessing the file server

Access to remote file services require that you be on the USF network. You can do this by working from anywhere on campus or using the USF VPN. If for some reason you can’t use USF VPN, please contact Paul.

VPN into USF:

Connect to file server with Mac:
    Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server
    Server: afp://

Connect to file server with Windows:
    Server: \\

Navigate to:
\projects, \home, or \data

Cloud Station Drive

Basically this works like google drive or dropbox, except the data is stored on the file server.

Windows Download

Mac Download