Computing Information for New Astro Faculty/Staff
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.
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.
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.
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