[Nottingham] Using Linux in the Church Office, part two

Godfrey Nix godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Tue May 22 21:49:04 BST 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 08:50 +0100, John Cremona wrote:
> Some departments at the U of Nottingham, including mine (School of
> Mathematical Sciences) have many linux users and first rate support
> through system administrators who really know what they are about
> (thank you, Dave!).  All staff in Mathematics are offered a choice of
> linux or windows or dual boot.   There must be demand for linux from
> other departments too, as several Information Services staff  (such as
> Dave) are designated "roaming linux experts" who can be acalled upon
> to provide support where necessary to less well endowed parts of the
> university.
> One specific example:  the university's 1024-processor cluster which
> has been up and running since mid 2005 runs on linux, and a large
> amount of the research computing in the university runs on linux
> machines.

Thank you for that information. I stand corrected. My details about the
situation are obviously well out of date. It leaves me wondering about
the situation in the Halls of Residence. Anyone there care to enlighten

Godfrey Nix <godfrey at gnnix.co.uk>

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