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Informatics and the University between them provide a large variety of computing services. This page lists some of the main ones.

Informatics services

These services will, in general, require a DICE account (see computing accounts).

University services

  • Mail - how to use the University's email systems.
  • Wireless network (Wi-Fi, WLAN).
  • ECDF (Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility) is a high-performance cluster of servers (1968 processors) and storage (around 239TB of data capacity) which is available to researchers from, and associated with, the University of Edinburgh.
  • SVN/CVS - Subversion and CVS source code repository systems for versioning and revision control.
  • IS conference help and facilities - Information Services provides IT facilities for conferences and special events organised via Edinburgh First. This provides useful information for anyone planning on organising a conference.

These services will, in general, require an EASE account (see computing accounts).

You can check for any planned or unplanned service alerts on the IS Service Alerts page.

Administrative Services

  • Purchasing - how to buy IT equipment: a summary of the rules and procedures we must follow.
  • School database - Theon is the School's primary information management system.
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