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NEW Astro Faculty/Staff

Computing Information for New Astro Faculty/Staff

Help/Support

Physics/Astronomy Computing Support (PACS) Email: help@astro.washington.edu
PACS Wiki

UW-IT Email Support: help@uw.edu
UW-IT Connect

Astronomy Wiki

Email

Email for astro faculty & staff is handled by UW-IT. Your Email address is <Your_NetID>@uw.edu

You can set email forwarding to Google or Microsoft Cloud.

Web Hosting

UW-IT provides a hosting service for faculty/staff webpages. The free storage allocation is 1GB (shared w/ other UW-IT services requiring disk storage) so it is not appropriate for bulk publishing of data.

If you have Google Service activated, you can create a Google Site or a NEW Google Site for FREE.

Activating Computing Services for your NetID.

UW-IT Linux Shell

For basic needs, UW-IT has a linux shell environment (Homer/Ovid) available for members of the university community. The free storage allocation is 1GB, shared w/other UW-IT services.

Printing

There are several departmental printers for general use:

  • expensive-2   C321   (Astro Mail Room) ** color **
  • astro-xerox   C321   (Astro Mail Room)
  • artemis          B382   (NBody-ANGST-VPL)

Note that the color printer costs the department $0.045 per page. When possible use the B&W printer. Department printers are for departmental business and should *NOT* be used for personal printing needs.

Faculty & Staff Linux Home Directories

Your home directory, /astro/users/<Your UWNetID>, is hosted on the fileserver homestar.astro, home directories are backed up nightly. This is a shared resource supplied by the department, and when it fills, it disrupts everyone -- it should not be used for bulk research data storage.

Current usage on Homestar.

Windows Home Directories

Your home directory is hosted on the fileserver \\astro-office.astro.washington.edu\Astronomy This space is for astro faculty/staff home directories, which are backed up nightly. We encourage you to save your important documents to this folder, and not to your local computer's Hard Drive (C:)

General Disk Storage

There are additional linux data storage areas available to the general department fac/staff/students:

/astro/store/faculty1 5TB backed up nightly
/astro/store/scratch 5TB NOT backed up
/astro/store/gradscratch 65TB NOT backed up Grad use only (STF)

Linux Research Group Storage

Several research groups have their own file servers for group-relevant files/data. Check with your group for further info on these.

astro/store/epyc 146TB M.Juric
astro/store/imsim1 9TB Andy Connolly
/astro/store/phat 13TB J.Dalcanton,B.Williams
/astro/store/phat2 7TB J.Dalcanton,B.Williams
/astro/store/phat3 7TB J.Dalcanton,B.Williams
/astro/store/pogo1 39TB Andy Connolly
/astro/store/pogo3 24TB Andy Connolly
/astro/store/pogo4 82TB Andy Connolly
/astro/store/vpl1 17TB V.Meadows
/astro/store/vpl2 17TB V.Meadows

Nearline Storage

Besides the above mentioned storage areas which are directly available from our PACS-supported linux machines, there are several university supplied/supported options for data storage as well.

  • UDrive - 50GB FREE, more w/ Budget#
  • UW Google Drive - unlimited/FREE storage

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