Math Phys computer news

The Maths Physics computer clusters no longer exist

After the Math Physics section merged with Applied to become AMMP, their respective computer cluster rooms were closed, their dedicated file and webservers shut down and most of the computers themselves moved first to Huxley 616 and then to the basement as headless compute nodes.

Two Maths Physics systems - the SuSE Linux system known as cathedral and the DEC Alpha called aragon - were however moved to the general access Maths computer room Huxley 613 and are still available for use by all users as they have now become part of the centralised Maths facilities.

Older Maths Physics items:

November 5th, 2007: Move of Maths Phys cluster systems in Huxley 613 to general acesss accounts
January 11th, 2007: the closure of the Maths Phys computing room, a reminder of the new Alpha system names
July 19th, 2001: termination of the Maths Phys mail server and move of mail to central MS Exchange servers
May 17th, 2001: new multi-operating system login scripts, new print queues, new software additions
April 3rd, 2001: reorganisation of the Alpha and Ultrix clusters, introducing Linux

Andy Thomas

UNIX/Linux support,
Faculty of Natural Sciences

last updated: 11.03.2010