Computing Resources

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has a variety of computing resources available for faculty, postdocs, students, and staff.

The computing resources include

  • Multiple servers owned by the Department and research groups/projects.
  • External resources such as access to the University Research Computing Cluster (RCC)/Midway.
  • The Department purchases computers (laptop or workstation) for its graduate students.

The Department provides

  • Support of Unix, MacOS, Linux, and MS Windows operating systems.
  • Mail services: mail with individually set spam filtering options, mail lists.
  • Web services
  • Version control systems services: CVS, SVN, git, mercurial.

Contact Carolyn Topper, Systems Administrator, at for further information and assistance.