- Subject: [Hptc-users-list] Policy statement on crypto currency mining and personal for profit campaigns.
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:22:06 -0500
- From: FAS Research Computing Users Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-To: email@example.com
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
- Dear all,
- I really hate having to send notes like this to our community -
- especially one as smart, gifted and talented as you all are, but
- anyway here goes...
- Yesterday we were alerted to an unfortunate situation by one of our
- community members using the Odyssey cluster who spotted an anomaly
- with a set of compute nodes.
- Long story short, a "dogecoin" (bitcoin derivative) mining operation
- had been set up on the Odyssey cluster consuming significant resources
- in order to participate in a mining contest.
- I do want to also quickly state that Research Computing does not
- inspect, examine or look at algorithms and codes that are executing on
- the cluster, we respect your science and assume we are all good
- citizens. However, in the course of business, or as happened
- yesterday, if we are alerted to unexpected behavior we always
- investigate the cause of any issue.
- So, to put this simply:
- Odyssey and Research Computing resources can not be used for any
- personal or private gain or any non research related activity.
- Accordingly, any participation in "Klondike" style digital mining
- operations or contests for profit requiring Harvard owned assets to
- examine digital currency key strength and length are strictly
- prohibited for fairly obvious reasons. In fact, any activities using
- our shared resources for any non scientific purpose that results or
- does not actually result in personal gain are also clearly and
- explicitly denied.
- As a result, and as guidance and as warning to you all, I do need to
- say that the individual involved in this particular operation no
- longer has access to any and all research computing facilities on a
- fully permanent basis.
- Don't let this happen to you.
- dr. james cuff, assistant dean for research computing, harvard
- university | division of science | thirty eight oxford street,
- cambridge. ma. 02138 | +1 617 384 7647 | http://rc.fas.harvard.edu
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