NERSP is the name given to CNS's IBM POWERparallel RS/6000 SP. These machines run the AIX operating system (IBM's implementation of Unix), and offers several services to the UF community. NERSP customers include both individuals and UF organizations needing the services available on this platform. Some of the most visible of these services are NERSP email, shell access, personal web space, and ftp access.
Along with providing basic UNIX services, a NERSP account is often the entry point for some of our other services. For instance, customers of our web hosting service must first obtain a NERSP account.
Although NERSP has been at the core of OSG's business for years, many of its services are slowly being replaced by the more modern Gatorlink services.