Information for users

Creating a user

Use of most IT resources in the Weizmann Institute requires a valid UserID. To create a UserID you have to apply to the department secretary with your ID or passport. Upon creating a UserID you get registered to:

There are many other services that may be associated with your UserID. These services are described in the relevant sections.

NOTE: To make any modification in your user name, e-mail address or to add or remove services you have to apply to the department secretary.

Setting printers: with subsections Windows, Linux, Mac

There are two all-in-one public printers in the department, one on the 2nd floor (NMRprint) and one on the 7th floor (CPColor). Both can print color, copy (black/white only), scan to email and send and receive faxes.
Please note that by default, the printers are set to black and white, double-sided printing. You can change this setting per print job.

Temporary users that are not registered in the department, e.g. visitors, rotationers, etc. are welcome to contact the department secretary.

Connecting to printers for Windows users
Connecting to printers for Linux users
Connecting to printers for Mac users:

To connect your Mac to public printers please ask help from our system group.

Remote access

If you need access to the institute network from outside you have to get approval from your group head and apply to the department secretary for SecureID. SecureID is registered with your UserID. After subscribing with a secretary you should go to the Computing Center Room 108 (building #53 on the campus map) and pick up SecureID device. When in possession of the SecureID, you should follow the procedure here when connecting remotely.

Scientific software: with subsections Matlab, Mathematica, Comsol, Origin, National Instruments Labview

MatLAB

MatLAB can be installed using network or standalone licenses. Network license does not require registration, but can be used only on campus. You can install MatLAB on your computer following the procedure below.

Mathematica

Mathematica can be installed using network or standalone licenses. Network license does not require registration, but can be used only on campus. To use Mathematica outside the institute you have to register for a standalone license. It cost $200 and has to be done with the secretary.

To install Mathematica on Windows:

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and click the Run command.
  2. Enter \\simstore-003\software\Mathematica.
  3. Open the folder containing the version you wish to install.
  4. Run setup.exe.
  5. Once installation has been completed, run Mathematica. When asked for the activation key, select Network in additional options and specify mathematica.weizmann.ac.il as the license server.

Important note: when installing a new version of Mathematica, be sure to uninstall any previous version first.

To install Mathematica on Linux, please contact Help Desk.

COMSOL

COMSOL Multiphysics is available for use on campus. The license cost is 2655 NIS per year and is limited for 100 users in all Israeli universities. Only 20 users can work simultaneously. For further assistance, please contact Help Desk.

Origin

Origin can be installed using network or standalone licenses. Network license costs 175 NIS, but can be used only on campus. Moreover, it requires a constant IP, so can be used only on desktop PC. To use Origin outside the institute or on laptop, you have to register for a standalone license, for 350 NIS. Both options have to be done with the secretary. Each license is valid from August 1 till July 31 the following year and the license has to be renewed every year.

For further assistance, please contact Artur Kalantarov (also at extension 2443).

National Instruments LabView

Weizmann Institute has a site license for LabView software from National Instruments. You can either download the software and ask for serial number from Dr. Mark Vilensky, or loan the CDs from Perlman building, room 711a.

Software

Any new computer purchased in the Weizmann Institute usually arrives with the basic software installed. If you order computer with Windows operating system, the list includes: MS Office, Symantec antivirus and eTafnit.
 

If you have reinstalled the operating system (or want different version), you can find Office and other software following the instructions below.
 

To reinstall Microsoft Office:
 

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and click the Run command (Win+R shortcut).
  2. Enter \\132.77.5.113\d13\APPL.
  3. Enter your user name and password when requested to log in.
  4. Change to "zenapps" directory.
  5. Select and install the desired Office version. No activation or serial is needed.
     

Please note: Microsoft Windows and Office licenses are campus licenses and have to be reactivated every 180 days which is done by connecting to the Weizmann network or via VPN.

To reinstall antivirus follow the instruction here.

To reinstall eTafnit download it here and install.

Useful services

There are some low cost and very useful services provided by the Computing Center.

  1. Box. This service allow sharing of data in- and outside the institute. It is free if one uses less than 50 GB space. You have to register with the secretary, with approval of the group head.
  2. StorWIS is relatively inexpensive storage for big ammounts of data. The charging is per allocation, 50 NIS per 1 TB per month (gross). Minimal allocation is 100 GB. Registration with secretary is essential.
Creating Web page

If you want to create an official page with professional design you have to contact the Computing Center with approval of your group head.

To build your own Web page free of charge, it is enough to register for Unix account. Having a Unix account you can connect to one of Unix servers, e.g. kesem, and build simple html page in public_html directory. It will be accessible via http://webhome.weizmann.ac.il/home/username/.

Purchasing a computer

A new computer and accesories can be purchased from any supplier registered in the Weizmann Institute. You can build your own configuration, request a price quotation and after approval of your group head, order it on eTafnit system.
 

If you need help defining the configuration or to get a quotation, you are welcome to contact Dr. Mark Vilensky.
 

The department usually works with two vendors: for custom-made PCs, Lenovo and Dell laptops, contact Access Technologies, 08-9406610; for HP branded computers, HP workstations, HP and Dell laptops, contact Shai Goren, 052-6663331 from Dorcom Computers.
 

Apple hardware can be purchased from iDigital, the official Apple distributor in Israel. Contact Koby Klein, 050-8777231.
 

If you want to connect a new computer to Weizmann network, you have to register it with a secretary. MAC (how to find MAC address) address is needed for registration.

Solving problems

For any computer issues or problems, you can always contact Help Desk, by phone 08-934-4444, or by mail.
 

If the problem occurs with a new computer, purchased less than three years ago, it is best to contact the supplier and get service under warranty. Usually the vendor details appear on a label on the computer case or bottom of the laptop.
 

For issues with printers or ChemFarm, please contact our system group.

Leaving Weizmann Institute

Upon leaving the department or the institute please do not forget to reset the password on your computer. If you use ChemFarm, please update Dr. Mark Vilensky regarding your account and data.

Finding MAC address or IP

To find MAC address on Windows:

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and click the Run command (Win+R shortcut), type "cmd" and press Enter.
  2. In the command window type "getmac /V | findstr Local" as on the screenshot:

To find IP on Windows:

  1. Open the Windows Start menu and click the Run command (Win+R shortcut), type "cmd" and press Enter.
  2. In the command window type "netsh interface ip show address "Local Area Connection"" as on the screenshot:

To find MAC address on Linux, type the following command in the Terminal window:

ip a l | grep -B1 132.7 | grep ether | awk '{print $2}'

To find IP on Linux, type the following command in the Terminal window:

ifconfig | grep -Po '(132\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+)' | grep -v ".255"

 

Setting email