ICT provides support for researchers who own their own computers in a variety of areas. Assistance in completing a grant application for research funding is also available.
Services for researcher-owned computers include:
For services that you require, but which are not listed here, or if you have questions on the services listed, please contact:
Research Computing team in ICT Client Services:
ICT will assist researchers to install and to configure their computer system. This service ensures that the system will receive system updates and patches, and has appropriate security settings.
For more information on server installations, contact:
Linux & Unix – firstname.lastname@example.org
MicroSoft Windows – email@example.com
See ICT Unit Support regarding installations on single-user computers for MicroSoft Windows and Apple MacOS.
You may wish to use the web to distribute information from a database. These application and database hosting services are available through ICT.
ICT provides servers for the "FLEXnet Publisher" (formerly called "FLEXlm") license manager for licensed software. A license manager allocates computer software licenses between multiple end users. It can be configured to provide a "floating" license which is allocated dynamically on a first-come first-served fashion, or to provide a license to a specific machine.
Contact research computer support via email for details on having your licenses managed on ICT servers.
ICT has a site license for Red Hat Enterprise Linux which covers all University owned computers as well as all researcher, instructor, employee and student owned computers. Red Hat installations are registered with Red Hat Network, and all updates are provided by a local proxy server. The Red Hat software can be downloaded from http://rhn.usask.ca/pub/ISO/.
Please consult the installation documentation for details on installing Red Hat.
ICT maintains a Windows Software Update Server on campus that provides a local source for Microsoft Windows updates. In order for your Windows computer to get updates from this local server, you need to make a change to your Windows registry. ICT has simplified this process by providing custom registry keys. Go to http://msupdate.usask.ca and download the registry key that matches how you want your computer to be updated, then double click the downloaded file. You only have to download ONE of the files.
ICT maintains an Apple Update server on campus that provides a local source for updates to OS X 10.4 and above. For more information on how to make your Apple computer get its updates from this local source, please visit http://appleupdate.usask.ca.
ICT is developing a hardware-based firewall services for research servers. Embedded in the network, these firewalls will provide high bandwidth, reliable security, while being customizable to the individual security requirements of each researcher. A web-based interface will enable researchers to tailor their security as required.
Please contact research computer support via email for details.
ICT provides the network infrastructure to support on-campus and off-campus communication. This includes networking for research computers and equipment.
Please see the ICT Networks web pages for details.