Visitor Computing at the Harvard Mathematics Department
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Due to limited hardware resources, the Harvard Mathematics
Department is unable to guarantee individual office computers
for every visiting scholar. However, there are public Apple
Macintosh computers available on all four floors of the Math
Department for the use of graduate students and visitors with
computing accounts in the Math Department. Some visitor's offices
may have desktop Mac computers that can also be used by those with
Math Department computing accounts.
Math Department public printers, also located on each floor, can be accessed without requiring a Math Department account.
Web access can be arranged
for visitors with no Math Department account and no computer.
In any event, what follows describes in more detail what can be
done with regards to the computing needs of visitors.
Computers with wireless capability
If you bring a computer with wireless capabilities you will be
able to access the web, your home institution's email, the rest
of the Internet, and our department printers without a Math
Department computing account. Even so, the use of wireless
capabilities requires an initial registration of your computer with
the wireless network. Registering your laptop: When you arrive
at the Harvard Math Department, enable your wireless access and
connect to the "Harvard University" network. Open a web browser
and attempt to access a web page. The browser should force
you to a registration page. If you have a Harvard ID and PIN,
then you can directly log in. If not, ask your Math Department
sponsor to log you in. (The ID and PIN are only required for
your first access.) By the way, some Math Department printers
can be accessed via the wireless network. The list of printers
is at http://www.math.harvard.edu/computing/printing.
Computers without wireless capability
Computers without wireless capabilities can also be accommodated.
However, they need to be manually registered on the network by
a member of the departmental computing staff. After you arrive
and are assigned an office, please arrange with Arthur Gaer
our System Administrator (Room 426, firstname.lastname@example.org)
to register your computer.
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' network registration system.
Math Department computing accounts
If you wish to use the Math Department's computers - most useful for
visitors -- you will need a Math Department computing account.
This can be arranged by seeing
Arthur Gaer in 426g.
to choose a username (maximum of 8 characters), create the
account and choose a password.