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Computing @ Berkeley Astronomy

The Berkeley Astronomy Department computing environment is heterogeneous network of Linux based PCs and Macs (the "Astro Net") all sharing resources via a variety of protocols. Documentation for the Astro Net is now web based and is no longer maintained at the man page level. For a systems status update, as well as a list of important dates (such as the next patch day), go to the updates page.

General Info

Where to Go for Help
Email and Mailing Lists
Creating a home page
The UGAstro Cluster
Windows FAQ
SIG email archives
Keck Remote Observing

Unix Support

Tutorial for UNIX
Making Posters
Cleaning up disk space in home directory
Installed Software


Computer Use Authorization form
Purchasing Computers
System Use Policies
Security (UC Berkeley)

Astronomy Software

IDL Users at UCB
Useful tools (APT, SPOT, etc.)
The Gimp (graphics tool) for Astronomers

Computing from Home

Intro to connecting from home PC
UCB "Computing and Communications"


Late Breaking Computing News


To suggest changes, additions, clarifications in this documentation, contact Central Services.

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