Desktop Computer Purchase Policy
All faculty have the option to order a Computer Sciences Lab (CSL)-supported PC on their own grants. Although the use of privately owned laptops is encouraged, the use of any CSL-supported hardware is acceptable as an alternative to the widely popular thin client solution. The following restrictions apply:
1.)All CSL-supported machines will carry an operating system image that is created, maintained, and distributed by the Computer Sciences Laboratory. RHEL 5 and Windows XP are the currently available platforms.
2.)Only faculty may purchase a standalone CSL-supported PC for their direct use. Purchasing machines for students or others on behalf of faculty is not permitted.
3.)Upgrades to the hardware will be necessary to keep up with CSL operating system demands. The purchaser will be expected to cover all upgrade costs, usually once every three years. Components like RAM and hard disks are typically replaced as they wear out or become obsolete. Funds must be available for future maintenance.
4.)Any machine that does not carry a CSL supported operating system image will not be supported by the Statistics Computing Lab (SCL) or the CSL. Any machine found not to be using CSL-supported hardware and software will not be put on the network. All machines must be fully supported under the CSL in order for the SCL to assist in maintaining.
If you are interested in purchasing a supported machine or have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com
- 26 Apr 2010