The computing network in our department is managed by COSINe (College of Science Information Network). Use their website to find a lot of useful information on our computer systems, and to submit help requests online.

  • New user information is provided there.
  • Please call or e-mail the COSINe Helpdesk for any/all computer related problems:
    Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday
    Phone: 7-5574
    e-mail: helpdesk@science.oregonstate.edu
  • When an e-mail is sent to helpdesk@science.oregonstate.edu, a ticket is automatically created in the Call Tracking system. When sending an e-mail, please include in the subject line a few key words describing the problem.
  • If you feel that a problem that you have requested help for is not being addressed, please contact the chair of the department's computer/website committee via the mathweb e-mail alias. A member of the committee will follow up with the COSINe help staff.

Important: Files on local computers are not backed up. You should copy important files to your Z:drive (Windows machines) or your home directory on frontend.science.oregonstate.edu (Unix machines). These are actually the same.

COSINe (College of Science Information Network) also manages research computing resources for faculty and graduate students involved in research computing projects:

Students interested in scientific computing using graphics cards can take advantage of CUDA technology available along with graphic cards on some computers in MLC. More information is available through this link.