The Physics Department currently does not employ full-time computing staff. Computer support is outsourced to Campus Shared Services by the Physics Department. You may request technical support by emailing email@example.com.
For help with PANIC lab computers or any office computers linked to PANIC cluster, see the PANIC support web page.
The Physics/Astronomy Network of Intel Computers (PANIC) cluster is a general purpose cluster of Linux computers for use by Physics faculty and unaffiliated graduate students. It consists of two computer labs with 9 PCs and two laser printers. In addition to the standard Linux applications, several third-party applications like Mathematica and R are installed, and users are provided with a small amount of network disk space for data storage. Individual office workstations can also be hooked up to the PANIC facility by request. Visit the PANIC website for more detailed information about this computer cluster and the instructions on how to obtain a PANIC account.
PANIC is supported by the L&S Computer Resources Unix team.
448 Birge Hall
Open 24 hours (key card access)
If you have a problem or request, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Physics Department recommends that you set up an account with bMail. To set up a bMail account:
- Have you Calnet ID and Passphrase handy
- Visit the bConnected website http://bconnected.berkeley.edu/
- Click on Create New Account
By request, a @physics.berkeley.edu email forwarding address can be created for Physics department faculty and staff. The department no longer provides dedicated direct login or POP email services to new users.
Mailing List Services
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What are my Wi-Fi Options?
In addition to using AirBears2 and AirBears, there are two new options to connect to the campus network. The inclusion of these new Wi-Fi options in the campus IT service catalog is part of ongoing efforts to improve services and expand support for the needs of faculty, students, and staff. For instructions, coverage areas, support and technical information, view all campus Wi-Fi options.
Basic Wi-Fi access for guests.
The CalVisitor Wi-Fi service will provide a basic level of Wi-Fi access for those without a CalNet ID. Berkeley visitors (not visiting faculty or researchers) will be provided with the appropriate level of Internet access for their connectivity needs while on campus to check email and access the Internet.
Full access to the UC Berkeley network for visiting researchers, students, and staff.
Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
IP Information, Changes, New Connections
To request a new network cable or telephone connection for your lab or office, see Stephen Raffel-Pride in151 Le Conte. Before your computer or laptop can be used on the campus network please register the MAC address with Campus IST here. If your device requires a static IP address please email the campus host master for assistance. You will need to provide the hostmaster with the following information: Building, room number, Cable ID of the cable you are trying to plug into and the mac address of your device.
If you think you're having network connectivity problems, you may report them to Campus Shared Services IT.
Mathematica and Matlab Licenses
Visit the IST Software Central website for information about how to obtain licenses for academic computational applications such as Mathematica and Matlab. Access to Mathematica is provided by the department to unaffiliated graduate students via the PANIC computing lab facility.
If you believe you've had a security breach and you need help and/or advice for correcting this problem, send an email to email@example.com.
All computer users who manage their own systems are responsible for keeping their computers secure. Security Network Services (SNS) has means for monitoring and scanning the campus network for potential security problems. They may disconnect any systems from the campus network that they believe have been compromised or if they believe that a given system possesses a serious security risk to the rest of campus. If the system owner does not fix the problem after a reasonable amount of time after the initial warning, the node will be disconnected.
SNS provides links to quick security guides and checklists for various operating systems and applications. We advise everyone who manages their own computers to become familiar with and follow the SNS security guidelines for system administration.