About

Our Mission

The CLAS Linux Group, part of CLAS Technology Services, consists of five Senior System Administrators and their Director JJ Urich.  Our mission is to partner with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty and staff to fulfill their educational, research and administrative needs.

The CLAS Linux Group team offers a variety of services, including consultation services, compliance, managed Linux loads (server and desktop), network file services including backup and recovery, personal web hosting, Linux printing, data center hosting, hardware configuration, software and license management.  The staff supports the basic network infrastructure and computing environment for state-of-the-art Linux desktops, servers, clusters and cloud computing resources used in the educational and research facilities, classrooms and offices throughout the college.

We look forward to working with our diverse faculty, staff and students to help meet your individual teaching and research needs.  We are your technology partners to help guide you on the best design and compliant solutions whether we provide the service or use one of the centrally provided services like HPC, LSS/RDSS storage, Git service or cloud computing.

About CLAS Linux Support

Create an account by logging in to linux.divms.uiowa.edu or https://fastx.divms.uiowa.edu
Services - What we offer
Policies - Terms, requirements and conditions for offered services
Help - Information about how to use CLAS Linux services
System Snapshot - A look at the systems we support
Downloads - Helpful files
Requests - Submit a request for Linux based teaching or research help

Metrics for CLAS Linux Support (2019)

  • Manage 687 devices for the college
  • 412 Linux servers 
  • 227 Linux desktops
  • 6 Linux cloud instances
  • 42 printers or other network devices
  • 2002 CLAS Linux accounts
  • Over 1PTB of local storage for CLAS researchers
  • Over 5700 git commits managing the Linux environment for the college
  • Over 800 requests for help