Overview of Computing Support

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Computing resources and support at McMaster are divided roughly into three domains: research, instructional and administrative. This site focuses on research computing, which is provided through a support contract with the Research & High-Performance Computing Support group. Contact sysadmin@rhpcs.mcmaster.ca for assistance.
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Administrative computing is provided by University Technology Services (formerly CIS). Exceptions to this general rule include the departmental Web sites and the mail server (see menu at left). Administrative resources include: support for the network, campus email service, general office software; central services used in the departmental office; MUGSI.
See the help page for contact information.

Instructional-computing support at McMaster is provided by the Learning Technologies Resources Centre and University Technology Services.
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News

Electronics Collection, Reuse & Recycle Event

Tuesday June 14, 2016
Facility Services will be collecting old electronic equipment ("anything with a power cord") on Thursday, June 16th from 10 - 2.  Items can be dropped off on the lawn across from University Hall or you can arrange for free pick...
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Power outage this morning

Monday June 13, 2016
There was a wide-spread power outage for a couple of hours early this morning.  Any systems not on battery power went down, of course, but so did systems on UPS units, too, as the outage outlasted battery capacities.We had to...
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New ssh key on ms & dealing with the alarming warning

Wednesday May 25, 2016
When we replaced (the problem-having Mageia version of) ms last week (with a fresh, shiny, CentOS version), it got a new ssh identity key.   If your account + computer has saved the old key from prior ssh/sftp sessions,...
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