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Windows Laptop for Personal Productivity
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The laptop is the main personal productivity computer used by University faculty and staff.  The laptop, usually running Windows, is used in the office with a docking station that connects to monitor, keyboard, mouse, and the network. The laptop is used in the office, home, and during travel. Windows is the business computing platform of the University. Macs are available to Faculty or (in special circumstances) the Staff.

Computing Consulting
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Our staff members are available to answer questions and help you in regards to your computing needs.

Mac Laptop for Personal Productivity
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Faculty and staff are provided only a laptop to serve as their office, home, and travel computer.  Staff is expected to use Windows laptops given Windows system is the business computing platform for CMU Qatar.

Linux/Unix Systems
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Linux systems are available in our datacenter that you can remotely access and use. The systems are named linux.qatar.cmu.edu and are accessible via the SSH connection from your system. These systems have typical Linux software. Home directories are stored in the Andrew Filesystem. You can publish your personal web pages by publishing the content from your Linux home directory on Andrew Filesystem. More information is available about Linux systems.

We also support faculty and research staff’s desktop Linux systems. We can install and manage the Linux on your desktop system and also help with software installation and general troubleshooting of software.

Library and Open Areas
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The library, student lounge, and a few other campus locations have computers for student and general use. These systems are configured identically to the Cluster systems (that is same configuration and software).

Mac Cluster
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The Mac Cluster supports specific teaching and learning needs and running all the software requested by faculty for teaching their respective courses.

Clusters (Computer Labs)
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We have several computer labs to support teaching activities. These labs are equipped with a Windows computer with all the software requested by faculty for teaching their respective courses. The Clusters are used for holding classes and also by students at non-class time for work assignments. The list of installed software is in Clusters is available.

Virtual.Qatar
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Vitual.Qatar offers access to “virtual desktop” computers configured identically to the Clusters (i.e., with same software selection) over the internet. That is, faculty and students can connect to https://virtual.qatar.cmu.edu, usually called Virtual.Qatar, and use this virtual desktop computer from anywhere.

Event Computing Support
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IT supports events in the building with temporary, event specific systems to handle computing needs. The particulars of the arrangement are made according to your event’s need and within the constraints of available equipment and staff time. fill out the Events Support Request Form to start the planning process for your event.

Supported Operating Systems
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Windows is used as our primary computing platform. However, to provide our students with exposure to other computing environments, IT also supports Mac and Linux for specialized tasks in support of the teaching activities.

Virtual Machines
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Faculty can request access to “raw” machines for some of their classes or research projects. IT can provision virtual machines, install Linux on them, and create accounts for your teaching or research use.

Hardware and Services Procurement
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PMO manages all hardware and services procurements requests for Qatar IT, floats RFQ, RFI and RFP. Selection criteria are established and support is provided to Vendor Evaluation and Selection committees. CMU-Q Computing Services will negotiate and communicate with vendors on behalf of the community.

Computing
Windows Laptop for Personal Productivity Image
Windows Laptop for Personal Productivity
The laptop is the main personal productivity computer used by University faculty and staff.  The laptop, usually running ... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Staff
Location:Classrooms,Computer Clusters,Conference Rooms,Employee Spaces,Home,Laborotories,Lecture Halls,Library,Office,Open Areas,Student Spaces
Supporting Area:Administration,Teaching
Service Time (days):2
Request Service Through:IT Service Desk
Support Availability:University Business Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing
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Computing Consulting
Our staff members are available to answer questions and help you in regards to your computing needs.
Eligibility:Faculty,Pittsburgh Visitors,Researcher,Staff,Students
Location:Classrooms,Computer Clusters,Conference Rooms,Employee Spaces,Home,Laborotories,Lecture Halls,Library,Office,Open Areas,Student Spaces
Supporting Area:Administration,Teaching
Request Service Through:IT Service Desk
Support Availability:24 Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing/
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing/
Mac Laptop for Personal Productivity Image
Mac Laptop for Personal Productivity
Faculty and staff are provided only a laptop to serve as their office, home, and travel computer.  Staff is expected to u... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Staff
Location:Classrooms,Computer Clusters,Conference Rooms,Employee Spaces,Home,Laborotories,Lecture Halls,Library,Office,Open Areas,Student Spaces
Supporting Area:Administration,Teaching
Request Service Through:IT Service Desk
Support Availability:24 Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing/
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing/
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Linux/Unix Systems
Linux systems are available in our datacenter that you can remotely access and use. The systems are named linux.qatar.cmu.... Read More
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Library and Open Areas
The library, student lounge, and a few other campus locations have computers for student and general use. These systems ar... Read More
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Mac Cluster
The Mac Cluster supports specific teaching and learning needs and running all the software requested by faculty for tea... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Pittsburgh Visitors,Students
Location:Computer Clusters
Supporting Area:Teaching
Request Service Through:Automatically Provided
Support Availability:University Business Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing/
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing/
Clusters (Computer Labs) Image
Clusters (Computer Labs)
We have several computer labs to support teaching activities. These labs are equipped with a Windows computer with all th... Read More
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Virtual.Qatar
Vitual.Qatar offers access to “virtual desktop” computers configured identically to the Clusters (i.e., with same soft... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Pittsburgh Visitors,Researcher,Staff,Students
Location:Classrooms,Computer Clusters,Conference Rooms,Employee Spaces,Home,Laborotories,Lecture Halls,Library,Office,Open Areas,Student Spaces
Supporting Area:Research,Teaching
Request Service Through:Automatically Provided
Support Availability:University Business Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing
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Event Computing Support
IT supports events in the building with temporary, event specific systems to handle computing needs. The particulars of th... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Researcher,Staff
Location:Conference Rooms,Open Areas
Supporting Area:Administration,Research,Teaching
Request Service Through:IT Service Desk
Support Availability:University Business Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows is used as our primary computing platform. However, to provide our students with exposure to other computing envir... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Pittsburgh Visitors,Researcher,Staff,Students
Location:Classrooms,Computer Clusters,Conference Rooms,Employee Spaces,Home,Laborotories,Lecture Halls,Library,Office,Open Areas,Student Spaces
Supporting Area:Administration,Research,Teaching
Support Availability:University Business Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing/
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing/
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Virtual Machines
Faculty can request access to “raw” machines for some of their classes or research projects. IT can provision virtua... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty
Location:Web
Supporting Area:Research,Teaching
Service Time (days):3
Request Service Through:IT Service Desk
Support Availability:University Business Hours
User Guide:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/support/computing
Policies:https://it.qatar.cmu.edu/policies/computing
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Hardware and Services Procurement
PMO manages all hardware and services procurements requests for Qatar IT, floats RFQ, RFI and RFP. Selection criteria are ... Read More
Eligibility:Faculty,Staff
Location:Classrooms,Computer Clusters,Conference Rooms,Employee Spaces,Laborotories,Lecture Halls,Library,Office,Open Areas,Student Spaces,Web
Supporting Area:Administration,Teaching
Request Service Through:Automatically Provided
Support Availability:University Business Hours