Please register for scientific computing accounts via the links below. You will first need to be signed in via your Warwick IT services account.
- SCRTP account. Required immediately! Use the Department of your primary supervisor, or their research group if it has a specific entry, as your affiliation.
- SCRTP HPC account: Use the Department of your primary supervisor as your affiliation. Not immediately required, only register when you need high performance computing access.
Installation of required packages
Your HetSys-provided laptop is preinstalled with Ubuntu 20.04, with 100 GB of free space left on the drive in case you want to install Windows yourself. The script below has already been run for you to install a number of useful packages.
For WiFi access follow the ITS Linux instructions, noting that the certificate to be used has recently changed from QuoVadis_Root_CA_G3.pem to Comodo_AAA_Services_root.pem.
- Pre-installed: Post install script
- Optional: Printer setup script
- Optional package: MATLAB
- Optional package: Mathematica
The HetSys desks in the workspace in D215 have been equipped with docking stations that are compatible with the HetSys-provided laptops. Upon connecting the USB cable from the docking station to the laptop, you should find it automatically connects to ethernet and the wireless keyboard and mouse.
However, enabling the display takes a little more work. Please note: until you have had a chance to do this, it is fine to move the HDMI cable from the docking station to directly connecting to the laptop.
To load the displaylink drivers for the docking station, please download the Ubuntu driver from this page
and run the script below (noting caveats in the comments):
Start by running the printer setup script here. Then, read the instructions provided by IT Services. The script should have already downloaded and unzipped the driver file so it should be easy to locate. Please note there is a typo in the IT Services leaflet: it should show forward slashes "/" rather than backslashes "\" in the paths to the print servers and the usernames. Note the unusual username format!
Backing up your laptop
rsync -rv --delete PhD/ firstname.lastname@example.org:~/laptop_backup