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.
In Fall of 2019 we replaced our old math server with a new one. This server - faculty only- will be a web and web application server, but also a good compute server. It has 2 Intel Xeon scalable Gold processors 6230 up to 3.9GhZ, 384GB RAM, 80 threats and a raid array level 5.
We also replaced our older video server with a new one, mathcast.la.asu.edu. The OpenSource software we use is called OpenCast. Many of our videos found a home here.
In addition we dedicated one server for the new DataScience program and installed Jupyterhub/nbgrader, the server is called mathds.asu.edu
To support GPU computing we bought in 2018 a smaller workstation with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti GPU card. This machine will be used by faculty and students who need GPU capabilities.
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 a few high-performance compute servers, including an Intel i7-5960 16-core, 48GB RAM system. 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 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.These computers get replaced every 3 years.
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 40 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.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences maintains undergraduate computer labs and graduate computer labs.
Open Hours (open for limited hours due to Covid-19)
ECA 221 and ECA 216/217
Sunday : Closed
Monday : 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday : 10:00am - noon
Wednesday : 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday : 10:00am - noon
Friday : Closed
Saturday : Closed
Linux - all the standard Math software installed including:
Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, LaTeX, and R
One network printer
Graduate Printing Lab
Open to math & stats graduate students
Windows 10 PC
Network black and white printer
Network color printer
Open to math & stats faculty and graduate students (remote access)
Several Linux servers
Network black and white printer
Open to math & stats faculty and graduate students
Main Linux server room with own UPS unit
Several rack mounted Linux servers
Several Linux workstations
1 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.
We maintain the School’s computers and assist with any computing needs throughout the SoMSS community.
Word Processing Help
Web Related Help
Introduction to Linux (.pdf)
For questions, software, accounts etc you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org