Departmental Computer Resources

The department and BU house the facilities, equipment, and supplies necessary for graduate students to complete their courses and conduct their research. These include office space, access to library materials (including electronic resources, e.g. JSTOR), laptops and  LCD projectors that may be borrowed for teaching, and various other computing resources.

University-Supplied Computing Resources

The University provides a wide variety of computing resources managed by Information Services and Technology (IS&T) including pervasive wireless access across campus as well as desktop and classroom support. This support includes a repair facility staffed by on campus technicians who can perform hardware diagnostics and repair.

The University also provides access to substantial supercomputing resources via the Shared Computing Cluster which is maintained by the university’s Research Computing Services group.

There are other computing facilities on campus, including:

Departmental computing resources

The department has modern computer facilities, including HP Proliant DL380G7, Dell R620, SUN SunFire X4440, and X4600 compute servers, as well as an 8TB HP Proliant ML370 G6 file server for all user home directories,  as well as departmental mail service and shell access via HP Proliant ML350Gen8 and Sun Enterprise 250 servers.

All students and faculty are provided with a Linux or Windows workstation in their offices which are upgraded on a continuing basis. Mathematical software such as Maple, MatLab, Mathematica, R,  SPlus, and other instructional and specialized visualization software are available to users. Finally, the department has a full-time system administrator Tim Kohl who is dedicated to providing support for faculty and graduate students in all areas of computation and instructional technology. He maintains both our hardware and software and also provides consulting services to the Department.

Here are some locally maintained, math department specific documents for your information.