We know that many of you would rather do the hands-ons on your own laptop instead of in an Athena cluster. We can't support individual student set-ups because they vary so widely. But, there is a solution!

To complete the hands-ons, you don't have to be physically present in an Athena cluster: you can access it remotely via the ssh command.

In a terminal, type:

ssh <athena_id>@athena.dialup.mit.edu

(replace <athena_id> with whatever your Athena ID is). It will ask for your Athena password, and once you've entered that, you're now using an Athena machine.