The Brandeis Computer Science Systems Office is staffed by Christopher Page (cpage at cs dot brandeis dot edu) and his student assistants, known as Gurus (guru at cs dot brandeis dot edu).
Here are our previously compiled FAQS. This is a good place to start if you have any questions. For information on how to use the printers in the patch go here. All users are encouraged to consult the Usage Policy if they have questions about suitable usage of Department resources.
You may use SSH (Secure SHell) to log into the CS systems remotely. Telnet has long been disabled. We suggest OpenSSH, which is a part of the base install of most Unix-like operating systems, including all standard linux distributions, and Mac OS X. ('man ssh' at a shell prompt for usage instructions) Alternatives include PuTTY or the SSH extension for TeraTerm for Windows, and MacSSH for Mac OS Classic systems. Consult OpenSSH.com for a more comprehensive list of other options and alternatives.
If you are looking for help using a unix-like operating system, which is what all of the machines in the cluster are running, then take a look at our Unix help pages.
Things to keep in mind:
Feel free to ask the gurus about things pertaining to the CoSci systems. To contact guru, you can:
Please do not contact the gurus directly at their personal email addresses or phone, as all such requests will be forwarded on to the official guru email account and voicemail, and doing so will merely increase the amount of time until someone can get back to you.