The Computer Science Department operates a data center in Gates room B27. This facility provides climate controlled space and networking to host computers for the department.
Rack space is provided only to regular faculty who pay to maintain the space or contract with Computer Facilities (CSD-CF) for computer support. If a student wants to put a machine in the server room, they need a regular faculty sponsor.
CSD-CF requires administrative or root access to all computers, and all systems will be maintained by CSD-CF or have a faculty designated system administrator. All computers must have security patches and upgrades kept up to date. Computers that aren't being properly maintained (e.g., for security) can be turned off at the discretion of CSD-CF.