The TLT Linux Cluster

The Linux Cluster gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to work on an operating system that powers many companies and on-line services.Linux has been deployed here at Penn State because of student demand and low cost of ownership. Being an educational institution, Penn State wants to facilitate students, faculty, and staff with the latest technological advances in all aspects of Information Technology.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the most prevalent version of Linux, is used mostly in business and specialty fields, and has partnerships with Sun, Dell, HP, and IBM. We chose Red Hat because it is the most widely distributed Linux option and the most likely version that students, faculty, and staff would encounter elsewhere.


There are a number of ways to log onto the TLT Linux Cluster. Our Access Page will get you started.


The TLT Linux Cluster runs many commonly installed programs as well as some mathematical, statistical, and GIS programs. Our Software Page lists all available titles. To request installation of another title, please submit a software request.


Our Frequently Asked Questions page is often the quickest way to get your questions answered.

If you need more help, please submit a ticket on our Help Request page.