The ELA Server
Ela is the new CSCS frontend. The main purpose of ela is to provide login facilities for user access. However, it can also be used as replacement of rosa's login nodes and therefore it can be used to compile your applications.
A Short Description of the Machine
Ela is a Linux system with 2 login nodes, each node consists of 4 quad-core AMD Opteron 2.4 GHz processors giving 16 cores in total per node with 128 GB of memory.
How to Access Ela
The hostname of the interactive server is ela.cscs.ch. Users worldwide can connect directly to the interactive server using the ssh(1) command. This is an example of how an ssh screen might look like:
> ssh ela.cscs.ch
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR USERS of CSCS facilities
help(at)cscs.ch - +41 91 610 82 10
CSCS next preventive maintenance is scheduled for:
>>> April 10, 2013 <<<
Since April 10th ela.cscs.ch has returned to have the sole purpose of being CSCS front-end, that is you will no longer have Monte Rosa programming environment as default.