Department of Computing
Computing lab regulations
If there are any faults or problems with any computing equipment in the
labs, please contact CSG.
These facilities are for the exclusive use of Department of Computing
staff, and students registered on Department of Computing courses.
Do not enable anyone else to gain access to the labs, computers or
The computers and printers are to be used for academic work only.
Anyone found printing for college clubs and societies, or doing personal
printing, will be charged at 20p per sheet.
- Please do not reboot or turn off any of the workstations running
(ie. vertex01 to vertex61).
The Linux workstations are multi-user systems, and other users may be logged in.
Also, if any workstation is re-booted without being cleanly shutdown,
serious damage to the disk file structure can result, and it may mean that
the operating system will need reinstalling.
Do not run screen locking processes for more than a few minutes.
Log out from the workstation if you are leaving for a longer period of time.
If you need to run programs for a few hours, please run them detached
from keyboard and screen, using the generic Unix priority reducing facility
man nice for details).
If you need to run programs that will run for days, or programs that
are massively distributed (and thus might use a significant percentage
of space and time on many machines) please ask us.
Long running processes on lab machines may be summarily killed, especially
if they are affecting the service for other users.
The Department's mailing lists may be used only for relevant Departmental
purposes. This does not include personal messages, lost property, political
or other messages.
Do not run IRC 'bots' on any systems in DoC.
Do not interfere with any of the connections or cabling of the equipment.
Please make backup copies of all your important files.
Please try to maintain a quiet environment.
The computers are not to be used for playing games.
Eating, drinking and smoking are NOT ALLOWED.