The department maintains a computing infrastructure that is separate from the rest of the University. Department computing systems support all of our administrative, research and educational needs. The technical staff administers these systems and provides support services to the computer science community.
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- New Users
- How to get started using the systems.
Health and Safety
- RSI and Ergonomics
- Avoiding repetitive strain injury.
Help and Support
- Getting Help
- Finding answers to technical questions. Reporting hardware, software or network problems. System requests or bug reports.
- Where is the documentation kept?
- After Hours Support
- How to get help after hours.
- New accounts. Account expiration. Default configuration. Security.
- Backups, Restores, and Snapshots
- Backup schedule. Getting files restored. Snapshots.
- Disk Space
- Limits. Getting space for projects. Special requests.
- Changing your forwarding address. CS Email addresses. Mailing lists. "Phishing."
- Filesystem Layout
- Requesting space. Backup tiers. Quotas. Legacy volumes.
- Getting Software
- How to get software that is not already available. Commercial software. Free software. Shareware.
- Kerberos and LDAP passwords. Changing a password. Forgotten password.
- Department print server. Authenticated printing services. Printer mapping.
Teaching and Research
- Education Resources
- What resources exist for courses and instructors?
- Research Resources
- Filling special needs. Parallel/cluster computing.
- Technical Reports
- Publishing technical reports.
- Hardware specs
- Information about our computing hardware, including desktops, servers, printers, and the compute cluster (grid).
- Software specs
- Operating systems and other software we use.
- Network specs
- The CS Dept network topology and specs.
Policies and Legal Issues
- Formal CS Dept policies.
- Who should sign this agreement? Commercial licensing of Brown software.
- Who owns my software? What copyright should/can I use?
- Postgresql database services for internal use only.
- Using email. Mailing lists.
- Getting access to the anonymous FTP archive.
- Automated file synchronization mechanism.
- Remote Desktop Cluster for linux users
- Windows Remote Desktop servers providing linux users to limited Windows apps i.e. MS Office, Acrobat Pro.
- Roaming Profiles
- How they work and tips/tricks to improve their performance.
- The Web
- Your home page. Setting up a new section of the web. Using CGI commands. Privacy and security.
- Remote Access
- Connecting to the department from campus and outside Brown.
- Local Access
- How to obtain a network connection in the CS Department. Connecting to the local wireless network.