Churchill College offers a wide range of computing facilities and services. There are several computer areas available for students and Fellows, which offer a range of PC-based applications. The JCR Computer Room provides 8 PCs and the Lloyds Room provides 11 PCs. In addition, there are computing facilities in the MCR bar, and a computer area for Fellows near the Senior Combination Room provides an additional 2 PCs.
The College also offers colour as well as black and white laser printing facilities. Most departmental and University facilities can be accessed from within Churchill, using either a web browser, the Novell Client or the X Windowing System.
Every room in Churchill College itself has a 100Mbit connection to the College network, and the same type of connections are also available in all of the hostels on the main College site. These connections give access to Churchill's computing facilities, and also to the University and to the Internet. Those hostels not on the main College site are provided instead with wired or wireless broadband connections.
A wireless networking facility operates throughout most of the main buildings including the bar, the libraries and the theatre. This is primarily for the benefit of guests and visitors but is also available to members of College for light use.
The College provides every member with space on one of its fileservers, which can be used for the storage of coursework and other documents. This space can be accessed from the computers provided in the College's computer rooms, from personal computers in individual rooms and from computers elsewhere on the University network or the Internet. The College-provided computers are set up to use this space by default, but members of College who choose to work only on their own computer are strongly encouraged to make use of this facility as well for backup purposes.
Support and advice is available from the College Computer Support Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), which also sells a range of computer hardware and media. You may be able to borrow computer equipment from the College; please ask at the Computer Support Office for details.
The College actively encourages its members to become involved with Computing within College, and a small team of students works alongside the College Computer Department, providing additional help to users resolving their computing problems and assisting the Department in various other aspects of its work. If you are a member of the College and would like to become involved, please contact the Computer Support Office.
The University Computing Service runs a number of University-wide facilities, including the central University e-mail system (Hermes) and the Public Workstation Facility (PWF) which offers a variety of application software at a number of sites in Cambridge. More information about the services and facilities provided by the Computing Service is available at http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/.
In addition, many departments offer a range of computing facilities to suit the courses that they provide. Information about such facilities can be obtained from the appropriate department.Computing for current members