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Athena "clusters" are public computer labs that are located throughout the MIT campus.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Benefits and key features

The clusters are available 24 hours a day.

See all Athena Clusters on the MIT Map.

Learn more about the general-use Athena clusters maintained by IS&T.


Use of the Athena facilities is restricted to MIT students, faculty, staff, and other MIT Kerberos account owners. (See the rules for Athena facilities in the Athena Rules of Use.)

Getting started

To enter these facilities, you need to know the cluster lock combination. The combination changes annually on October 1st. To find out this combination, enter the following command at your athena% prompt: tellme combo.


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