Department of Computer Science and Technology

Local System Information

This page offers pointers to detail of how to use lab systems, how to get help, and so on.

Getting help and introductory documents

Administrative matters

Workstation provision

Systems software

Communications and the network

Security incidents


System Maintenance

Wherever possible routine infrastructure maintenance activities which might result in disruption will be carried out on Tuesday mornings during the period 7-10am. A minimum of several days notice will be given of our intention to use this slot and if this will be disruptive to you we will try to postpone if it is reasonable to do so.

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[rss feed]Sys-admin news

4 Jan 2018

Filer software update Tuesday 9th Jan 2018

The next scheduled vulnerable period (2018-01-09 0700-1000) will be used to perform a software update on the NetApp filers elmer and eldo. Elmer is the main filer directly visible to users and eldo provides the backing store for virtual machines. (more...)

1 Jan 2017

UPS move 10th January 2017

On the 10th January the UPS was moved. This left core services vulnerable to building power outage until it is recommissioned later that day. (more...)

10 Oct 2016

Microsoft Imagine Username Changes

The usernames on the Microsoft Imagine site (formerly known as Dreamspark and before than as MSDNAA) have been changed to be of the form [Javascript required] for all users. The effect of this change will be that you receive notice of your new account details and the old one will no longer be available. If this causes any difficulties for you please contact [Javascript required].

30 Sep 2016

Website upgrade Tuesday 4th October

On the morning of Tuesday, 4th October 2016 we will upgrade the web server software behind the main Lab web site. (more...)

15 Sep 2016


The UIS have recently made available reduced cost access to Business Dropbox available via normal purchasing means.