Our focus in on primary infrastructure such as the departmental servers and support for core network hardware -- including planning and maintenance of cabling and switches -- along with network security and monitoring. PCS also provides service contracts for computers and peripherals, consulting on hardware and software purchases and support in planning and maintenance of research computing facilities such as Linux clusters. Our operating system coverage includes Microsoft Windows, Linux and various Unixes and Apple MacOS X.
Here is some info about our network policy.
Explicit Host/Service Responsibility
Every host or network service must have a person assigned as the manager. Where not otherwise specified, the service manager will be the manager of the host that provides the service.
When a service is not being properly maintained or ITS reports problems, PCS must know who to contact to address the issues.
Physics Network Usage Regulations
The Physics network is a shared resource intended to facilitate the teaching and research missions of the department and associated business and service needs.