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Desktop Computing Resources

The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences provides desktop computers in the labs, in offices, and as supplies are available unsupported machines for home use.  The labs house a combination of Linux and Windows systems that are all tied to our computing resources network.  The labs are restricted to people who have accounts with CIMS, and therefore a general NYU NetID does not allow acces to these machines.  Accounts are generally given to Math and CS Graduate students, or may be given through a course. For infromation regarding accounts see the information on either obtaining an account or maintaining your account.


Linux Desktops

The majority of offices as well as all the labs contain Linux machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Any users with a CIMS account should be able to log into these machines with their login and password.

The Linux desktops also provide access to the Windows Virtual Machine Lab that allows users to run Windows specific software while using a Linux desktop.

For further information on Linux usage, please look at the Linux Platform Information.

 

Windows Desktops

Although primarily used by administrative staff, the public labs have several Windows XP machines.  Any user with a CIMS account can log into these machines with their login and password. Once you have logged in, your home directory will be automatically mounted to the Windows machine, and should be accessible through the Z: drive. To access the Z: drive, open My Computer and you will see an icon with the correct label.  Any information placed on any of the other drives will be lost, so users should take care not to save any files except on the Z: drive.

The Linux desktops also provide access to the Windows Virtual Machine Lab that allows users to run Windows specific software while using a Linux desktop.

For more information on Windows usage, please look at the Windows Platform Information.