John Kochmar's PSC Web pages

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Once again, I'm working for JRay in the Advanced Systems group. This time, I'm working on:

I'm also working on various pop-ups, as they occur.

Stuff that interests me...

Mostly just a haphazard collection of links and topics that interest me.

No guarantees that any of this stuff is up to date, or in any way complete, but if you have a question, comment, etc, you can always tell me about it. Of course, I reserve the right to not fix anything not so prescribed by the managers in my food chain...


Python is my new favorite scripting language. Before that, I was a die-hard bourne-shell programmer who had learned Perl out of necessity, and while I was competent in Perl, I never much cared for it (sorry Larry). After stumbling upon Python, I became hooked, and now write my scripts in Python, especially stuff that's just for my use.

Resources. The main page for the Python programming language (a scripting language t I've recently started exploring and using, available for a number of platforms, including NT and Unix)
Jython From the Jython web page:
Jython is an implementation of the high-level, dynamic, object-oriented language Python written in 100% Pure Java, and seamlessly integrated with the Java platform. It thus allows you to run Python on any Java platform.
Starship Python Python user community web site with a lot of user contributed Python modules and documentation.
Parnassus: Python Resources From the Parnassus web page:
Brave Pythic Friends, Stored in these dark caverns you may find rich veins of Python code, collected caches of Python information, and all manner of sundry Python passageways to explore. With candle or torch in hand, good hunting this night to all.

Danny's pictureThe Rogue's gallery

A collection of images that I've gathered over time ... mostly personal stuff, but nothing too personal ;^)


Links to some of my favorite places on the web.

The CLAN Intel cluster monitor

The CLAN's Java-based status monitor. See what's going on the PSC's Dell-based Intel cluster.

A Jython Applet

The following is a sample applet written in Jython ... don't blame me that it's obscenely simple and probably a waste of bandwidth, I'll change it at some point. See link above for more info on Jython.

If you can see this, you don't have Java turned on.