CSG Services

CSG offers a wide range of services to Department of Computing users, including:

  • Authentication - we manage a Kerberos single-sign-on authentication infrastructure for local users wanting root access, and we use the College Kerberos/Active Directory servers for normal user passwords.

  • Email - DoC uses the College's central Email service, now provided by Microsoft's Office365 cloud-based system. However, we still feed list-membership information to ICT generated from CSG and the DoC Teaching Database records. Here's a list of all such mailing lists and their current membership.

  • File storage - we provide network-accessible file storage for user home directories, local research groups, and to support Departmental administrative functions.

  • Backups - we operate both daily on-line backups and weekly tape backups of network file storage.

  • Web - our web hosting service for local users.

  • Private IaaS Cloud - DoC's new private cloud!

  • Databases - database services available for teaching and research use.

  • Networks - DoC's networks (wired and wireless) are now provided by ICT, here's some information about network provision to servers, desktops, and other client devices.

  • Desktops - information on support provided for desktop PCs for staff, researchers, and PhD students.

  • GitLab - flexible GIT-based collaboration tool for projects with arbitrary members.

  • Standard managed desktop environments:
    • Linux - including information on remote login facilities via SSH.

    • Windows - including information on remote login facilities via Terminal Services.

  • Macs, managed by ICT:
  • Projects - information on resources for Individual and Group projects.

  • Equipment loans - CSG loan projectors, laptops are available for loan to members of staff.

  • Printing - access to College and Dept printing facilities;

  • VPN - information on how to connect to local services securely from off-site.

  • High-Performance Computing - information on local HPC facilities.

  • VirtualHosting - HA Clustered Virtual Hosting on Intel/AMD x64 platforms.

  • Software - access to commercial software at reduced rates.

  • Download Tracking - how to add software to the Download Tracking System (to keep track of who downloads it).

  • Lexis - our Linux-based Electonic Exam Invigilation system - talk to us for details.

CSG Services

Web Hosting Service

Web Hosting

We offer Web hosting for DoC users.

DoC Private Cloud

DoC Private Cloud

DoC users can create and use hosts on our own Cloud.

Private IaaS Cloud

WordPress sites

DoC WordPress

DoC staff can have their own wordpress sites.

CSG Services

GitLab

Hosted git repos on Gitlab.

File Storage

Network-accessible file storage for user home directories, local research groups, and to support Departmental administrative functions.

Home Directory Backup

Home Directory Backup

Both daily on-line backups and weekly tape backups of network file storage.