University Crest Oxford University Computing Services

Annual Report 1995/96

October 1996

Annual Report - Oxford University Computing Services
1-Aug-95 to 31-Jul-96


Table of Contents

1. General Overview 1

2. Network Services

2.1 Campus Backbone 4
2.2 Janet Connection 5
2.3 Gandalf Service 6
2.4 Dial-In Service 6
2.5 Electronic Mail 7
2.6 Microcomputer Network Services 7
2.7 Network Hardware Maintenance 8
2.8 Security 8

3. Central Servers

3.1 General Purpose Unix Service (Sable & Ermine) 9
3.2 General Purpose Vax Service 9
3.3 Vector Processing Convex Service 10
3.4 Hierarchical File Server 10
3.5 Web Server 11
3.6 News Server 12
3.7 Special Peripherals 12
3.8 Computer Room Operations 13

4. Client Computing

4.1 Personal Computing Advice 14
4.2 PC Virus Service 14
4.3 PC Upgrade Service 14
4.4 Personal Computer Maintenance Service 15
4.5 Shop 15
4.6 Humanities Faculty Purchasing 16
4.7 Software Licensing 16
4.8 Media Support 17
4.9 Microprocessing Hardware Services 17

5. Information and Help

5.1 General Help 18
5.2 Training Courses 18
5.3 Learning and Resource Centre (LaRC) 19
5.4 Publications & Information 20
5.5 Computer-Based Education 21
5.6 Registration Service 21
5.7 Support for Distributed IT Support Staff 22

6. Humanities Computing

6.1 Introduction 23
6.2 Centre for Humanities Computing 23
6.3 Oxford Text Archive 24
6.4 CTI Centre 24
6.5 Research Projects 25

7. Other Services

7.1 Offset Printing 26
7.2 Data Centres 26
7.3 Publicity 26
7.4 National Services 27
7.5 CTISS 27
7.6 Other Services to Local & National Groups27

8. Mainframe Statistics

8.1 Usage by Departmental Group 28
8.2 Workload & Availability Through the Year32

9. Staff Establishment and Movements 35

Staff Establishment as at 31-Jul-96 35
Staff Movements 95/96 36

10. Main Equipment Installed 37

10.1 Central Computing Equipment
10.2 Network Equipment
10.3 Special Peripheral Equipment
10.4 Client Facilities

T Alex Reid
Director
20-Nov-96