The Student Compute Facility
The SCF (Student Compute Facility) cluster features two time-sharing
hosts available for students to access using
aludra.usc.edu and nunki.usc.edu. When one machine
goes down, don't forget to try logging into the other one. Of these two,
aludra is better equipped to handle more CPU-intensive tasks,
since it is a higher class server.
ITS's Current Systems Status Page will tell you approximately how many people are logged on to each host, as well as the current System Load.