Hardware Included on Graduate Student Productivity Machines

Graduate students may be assigned a single workstation. Workstations provided by Information Technology for free to graduate students, are limited in supply, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The assignee will be held responsible for equipment and use of the station to which they have been assigned. Information Technology will replace any broken or defective equipment with reasonably similar hardware, as available.

Graduate students needing more powerful computing related to their research should work with their advisor to use hardware related to or purchased by that research project. For more information and to request a graduate computer contact Michigan Tech IT

  • Each station supplied by Information Technology will be equipped with:
    • One PC (i5, 8GB RAM)
    • Minimum of 500 GB hard disk
    • One keyboard
    • One mouse
    • One monitor
    • Necessary cables to power and operate the station 
  • Software provided on a Windows Graduate Productivity Computer
    • They are intended for office/productivity work (Word processing, spreadsheets, email) and will have some of the basic lab packages.
    • These machines can be either Windows or RedHat Linux.
    • These machines are not meant to provide computing power for research.
    • They are not meant to have personal/non-school related software installed.
    • We patch and restart these machines automatically on a weekly schedule Thursday at 2 a.m which may cause a reboot, which will cause you to lose work if you do not save it.
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