Things You Can Use: Computers, Servers, Printers and Software

Most graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers will have use of a linux workstation with file space on the central server. Faculty may choose to have RHPCS maintain their linux or OS X workstation.

Everyone has access to the departmental compute servers as well as to the SHARCNET/ComputeCanada super-computing systems at McMaster and partner institutions.

There are several shared laser printers in Hamilton Hall; the Main Printers page has further details - models, features, locations, restrictions and instructions for laptop access. The department will bill you for use beyond a threshold; details here. The HP LaserJet M630 outside of HH-303 is the main shared printer and is also a high-speed, two-sided scanner which will email PDF files to you.

There is a broad range of general and scientific applications on the linux workstations and the computer servers, including OpenOffice (Microsoft Office compatible suite), LaTeX, R, MATLAB, Maple, gcc.

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