ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP)
FOR YOUR SUPERCOMPUTING CHALLENGE ACCOUNT
As a participant in the Supercomputing Challenge,
you will have
access to the Challenge machine "mode" at Los Alamos National
Laboratory (LANL), and to the Internet. Use of these facilities is a PRIVILEGE,
and you MUST act in a responsible and ethical way at all times.
Through these facilities, you will be able to access information on computer
systems around the world. Supercomputing Challenge participants, their parents,
and their schools must understand that the Supercomputing Challenge sponsors
and their employees have NO control over the access to specific systems or the
content of information on any system. Some systems may contain material that
may not be appropriate for students. All Supercomputing Challenge sponsors ban
the use of inappropriate materials on their own computing systems, and its use
by Supercomputing Challenge participants is strictly prohibited. Parents of
Participants are asked to monitor home use of the computer systems.
Supercomputing Challenge participants are encouraged to seek help for their
projects through network contacts. However, the information, opinions, advice,
and services provided via the Supercomputing Challenge computing and networking
systems are those of the provider and not of the Supercomputing Challenge.
As a Supercomputing Challenge participant, you have access to a wide array
of computing facilities and information. You can get technical support from
LANL: (505) 665-4444 extension 811, or by emailing consult @ challenge.nm.org
Each Supercomputing Challenge participant receives an individual account and
password that no one else may use. Always protect your password and the access
to your account. If your password is lost or stolen or if you believe someone
may have unlawfully entered your account, you must immediately notify the
Supercomputing Challenge staff.
Email: consult @ challenge.nm.org
Phone: (505) 665-4444 extension 811.
Your actions while online must always be at the highest ethical level. System
and network administrators monitor all activity. Any inappropriate actions
may result in your being dismissed from the Supercomputing Challenge and your
Any inappropriate behavior or attempt to restrict or inhibit other
Supercomputing Challenge participants from using and enjoying the
Supercomputing Challenge computing and networking systems is strictly
You may not publish over the system or network any information that
violates or infringes on the rights of other people or that would be abusive,
profane, or sexually offensive.
You may not publish information that contains unsolicited advertising or
that solicits other participants to use goods or services.
You must not use the facilities and capabilities of the system or network
to conduct any non-Challenge business or activity or solicit the performance
of any activity that is prohibited by law.
Only public domain files and files in which the author has given expressed
consent for online distribution may be transferred by Supercomputing Challenge
You must have the author's permission to place copyrighted material on any
system connected to or participating in Supercomputing Challenge activities.
If you download copyrighted material for your own use, permission must be
specified in the document, on the network, or obtained directly from the
author. For your protection, be sure to keep a copy of the permission.
The Supercomputing Challenge and Los Alamos National Laboratory reserve the
right to monitor the activities of Supercomputing Challenge participants and
to fully cooperate with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation
concerning or relating to information transmitted on any system connected
to or participating in Supercomputing Challenge activities.
Enjoy your Supercomputing Challenge account, but keep in mind that
it will be terminated immediately for ANY inappropriate actions, not just
those listed here. You or your agent may request the termination of an
account by sending a notice to the Supercomputing Challenge staff. The
termination will be effective on the day the notice is received or on
a date specified in the notice. Accounts that are inactive for more than
180 days may be removed along with all files, and no notice will be given
to the Supercomputing Challenge participant.