Which hardware is included on graduate students productivity machines?

Graduate students may be assigned a single work station. The assignee will be held responsible for equipment and use of the station to which they have been assigned.

Workstations provided by Information Technology for free to graduate students are limited in supply and available on a first come, first served basis.  

Each station supplied by Information Technology will be equipped with one PC (i5, 4GB RAM), minimum of 500 GB hard disk, keyboard, mouse, a single monitor, and the necessary cables to power and operate the station.

Information Technology will replace any broken or defective equipment with reasonably similar hardware as available.

These machines can be either Windows or RedHat Linux.

They are intended for office/productivity work (Word processing, spreadsheets, email) and will have some of the basic lab packages:

Software provided on a Windows Graduate Productivity Computer:

These machines are not meant to provide computing power for research.

Graduate Students needing more powerful computing related to their research should work with their advisor to use hardware related to or purchased by that research project.

They are also not meant to have personal/non-school related software installed.

We patch and restart these machines automatically on a weekly schedule Thursday at 2 a.m which may cause a reboot, which will cause you to lose work if you do not save it.

Information Technology will replace any broken or defective equipment with reasonably similar hardware as available.

For information and to request a graduate computer contact IT User Services.

 

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