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Computing Resources

Students and faculty in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences have access to excellent computing facilities, including mainframes and personal computers running a broad selection of software.

The Daniel E. Noble Science Library, a member of the Center for Research Libraries, has a very good holding of mathematical texts and journals, its operations are fully computerized to aid in literature searches.

The Central Computing Services facilities are offered at no or small charge to the University community for use in academic pursuits,including the ASU Advanced Computing Center. Our school purchased 200 cores in 2015 from ASU research computing. The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has also their own advanced computing facility based on Linux servers and workstations.

Because of high demand, the school added another high-end server for our grad and undergrad students in Dec 2017. This server, datamath.asu.edu,  has 2 Xeon Gold cpus, 80 cores and 256GB RAM as well as a 11TB raid array for storage.

April 2016, the school bought a new high-end compute-server for our math and stats students, graduate as well as undergraduates.This server, compmath.asu.edu,  has 2 Xeon E5-2697 V3 cpus, 56 cores, and 128GB RAM as well as a 14TB raid array. This server is an addition to our current grad student server, mathpost.asu.edu,  which has 2 Xeon E5-2620 processors, 24 cores and 96GB RAM.

In December 2014, the school purchased a new top-of-the-line HPC Xeon E5-4657L server with 4 CPUs, 512gb RAM and 96 cores.The school also has several high-performance compute servers, including an Intel i7-5960 16-core, 48GB RAM system, an Intel Xeon Phi server for high-performance computing using the Intel Phi coprocessor, an old high-performance, high-resolution Visualization Cluster Grafix, 5 Nodes, 80 Core Xeon 2.80Ghz CPU's, 48GB RAM for each node and  Nvidia GPU graphics card, interconnection via a 4GB fibre channel switch. ROCKS Cluster Distribution is installed. In addition, there are several top of the line Linux workstations and servers, as well as an IMAC. These systems are housed in two separate computer labs, one with a dedicated 30 kVA UPS, and both with separate air conditioning units.

All machines as well as a high-resolution color laser printer, fast black and white laser printers, a high resolution scanner, and other peripherals are networked with 1GB ethernet. A large selection of high-performance computing software is available.

Added in Summer 2014 is a new teaching and research lab with 36 new all-in-one Linux workstations, all math and science software is installed, and in Fall 2013 a new high-performance Linux teaching lab with 17 Linux workstations was established.

In addition, we implemented GRID computing (distributed computing). We use HTCondor,  a specialized workload management system for compute-intensive jobs. In Aug 2017 we purchased a new dedicated Condor server which has 2 Xeon E5-2650 V4 cpus, 256gb ram, and a 15TB raid array. We have about 60 computers in our grid.

Since Spring 2013 ASU is a member of eduroam, the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

Computing Facilities

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences maintains undergraduate computer labs and graduate computer labs.

Open Hours (Summer A 2018)
Operating System
Printers available

Undergraduate Lab

ECA 221

Sunday     :    closed

Monday    :    closed

Tuesday    :    3:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday    :  3:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday    :    10:00am - 1:00pm

Friday    :    Closed

Saturday    :    Closed

Linux  - all the standard Math software installed including:

Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, LaTeX, and R

One network printer

Graduate Lab

WXLR 627

Open to math & stats graduate students

Several Windows 10 PCs

Several Linux PCs

Network black and white printer

Network color printer

Research Lab

WXLR 742

Open to math & stats faculty and graduate students (remote access)

Several Linux servers

Network black and white printer

Graduate Lab

GWC 607

Open to math & stats faculty and graduate students

Main Linux server room with own UPS unit 

Linux cluster

Several rack mounted Linux servers

Several Linux workstations 

2 Windows PCs

One black and white network printer

One color network printer

Besides the computer labs, each student office has at least one computer (Linux/Mac/Windows) for academic use. The school has a lightweight portable projectors, video camera and a few laptops for talks or class use.

Computing Help

We maintain the School’s computers and assist with any computing needs throughout the SoMSS community. 

General Help
Word Processing Help
Web Related Help

How to use the School's Computers

Faculty Help

Common Linux Commands

Running R on SoMSS server from a Windows Client

Vi Lover's Homepage

GNU Screen

Bash Shell Guide

Linux Tutorial

How to install SSH in Windows machine

How to SSH to a Unix machine (Math)

How to install SSL VPN on a Linux machine

How to install SSL VPN on a Windows / Mac machine

Manipulating Pdf Documents in Linux

How to install LaTeX for Macintosh/Windows

LaTeX Resources and Examples

How to make slides in LaTeX 

Math School Presentation Templates (beamer/ppt)

New Math School Header Download

How to Create Your Own Web Page Using SoMSS Template

Secure your Web Pages

 Configure New Outlook O365

For accounts, software or any other math & stats IT questions, contact SoMSS IT Support 

You can also reach us at help.math@asu.edu