Physics Computer Support Center

Physics Department, Kansas State University

Highlights:

The Physics Computing Support Center was established in 1997 to bring order to the chaos that then reigned over computing in the Physics department. It was originally known as the Physics Computer Support Team, and grew out of our electronics repair shop. It has long since absorbed the old shop and become critical to the operation of the department. PCSC provides both hardware and software support to the Physics department (and to several other KSU units).

General computing in Physics is based on Windows desktops and an extensive Windows Server and Exchange "back office". A wide range of productivity software is available. Several research networks of Linux machines are supported, as are several high-performance computing clusters.

PCSC is overseen by the department's Computing committee. The committee usually meets about once a semester and is chaired by Kevin Carnes.

Requirements:

There are minimum requirements your computer must meet before being connected to the Physics network. Please consult these requirements before purchasing a machine or asking PCSC for support.

News:

  • Windows updates were applied over the Thanksgiving break. Your desktop should have restarted itself, but your lab computers will need to be manually restarted when it is appropriate and convenient for you.
  • A new tutorial about remote access to the K-State Libraries has been added.
  • Kansas State now participates in a worldwide shared educational wireless network called Eduroam. You can log into any Eduroam wireless network anywhere using your K-State credentials (username@k-state.edu). For more details, visit K-State's Eduroam service page.
  • A tutorial about configuring e-mail (for both Windows and Android) is now available.
  • Please read our laptop computer policies before using this form to request work (login required).
  • You can also read the KSU IT News.