Physics Facilities

Physics Facilities

448 and 475 Birge Hall
Open 24 hours (key access)

The Physics/Astronomy Network of Intel Computers (PANIC) cluster is a general purpose cluster of Linux computers for use by Physics faculty and unaffiliated graduate students. It consists of two computer labs with 9 PCs and two laser printers. In addition to the standard Linux applications, several third-party applications like Mathematica and R are installed, and users are provided with a small amount of network disk space for data storage. Individual office workstations can also be hooked up to the PANIC facility by request. Visit the PANIC website for more detailed information about this computer cluster and the instructions on how to obtain a PANIC account.

PANIC Support

PANIC is supported by the L&S Computer Resources Unix team.
448 and 475 Birge Hall
Open 24 hours (key access)
If you have a problem or request, please send email to: sysadmin@ls.berkeley.edu

Dan Ackerman is the primary manager of the PANIC cluster:
154 New LeConte 
(510) 219-7684

Public Printers

Learn more about the Physics Departments' public printers

Networking

Most rooms in Birge and LeConte halls have 100Mbps ethernet connections. To find out your IP address or to request a new connection for your lab or office see Anthony Vitan, 151 LeConte Hall, 642-2242.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available throughout the Physics complex through the AirBears network.  You will need your CalNet ID to access Airbears and a “AirBears Key” to access Airbears2.  Outside the Physics complex there are wireless hot-spots throughout campus, including most of the libraries. You can find coverage maps on the AirBears website.