Print Services

Printing at the SDCC

Print services at the SDCC is only provided on the main RHIC general interactive system, This system is a RHIC only system. No printing services are available on other systems at the SDCC.

Listing Available Printers

The command lpstat -t lists all print queues on

Setting a Default Print Queue

To set your default printer, define the PRINTER environment variable to the print queue of your choice.


Resources related to monitoring for the following services:

  • Grafana
  • Public Grafana
  • Slurm APIs
  • Kibana
  • Gangalia (LF ATLAS, LF RHIC, GS ATLAS, GS RHIC, SDCC Ganglia)
  • Nagios
  • Farm Nagios
  • HPSS Batch
  • HPSS Batch2 (in process)
  • GPFS
  • dCache

Additional authentication may be required for access, please refer here for SDCC monitoring

Traveling to the SDCC

Options for travel

  • By car from airports, ferry docks and New York City
  • By LIRR train from New York City (final stop is Ronkonkoma station--taxis are available for hire at Ronkonkoma to complete the trip to BNL)
  • By Airtrain from JFK -- transfer to LIRR train at Jamaica station (final stop is Ronkonkoma station)

General Directions to Hotels (and from

SDCC Authentication Migration

About the facility migration to the SDCC Kerberos5 realm, and the Identity, Policy, and Audit (IPA) management system for authentication and authorization

On December 11, 2018, at 10:00 AM EST, the SDCC/RACF moved our password-protected systems and services to a new, unified authentication system: IPA.  In order to access facility services, users will need to register a password in the new IPA authentication system if they have not done so already