recommend postdoctoral fellows be provided with either a desktop or
laptop dedicated for their usage. This is the responsibility of the
postdoctoral advisor. While it is not necessary that the machine be
new (e.g. it may be passed on from a previous fellow), ordinarily
it should not be more than 2 to 3 years old. If a new machine is necessary,
appropriate prices are those of the basic machines priced as listed
on the Harvard IBM/Lenovo website. Purchase of a higher-level machine
is at the discretion of the postdoctoral advisor.
receive a small amount of free storage on networked accounts here
at HSPH, 300 Mb on the HSPH Sun server and 100 Mb on the Novell server.
Funders will ordinarily supplement this minimal amount to at least
1GB disk space on a server (HSPH or Novell) of the fellows choice
(~$100), which should provide fellows with sufficient automatically
backed-up space. It is also recommended that fellows based at the
School of Public Health are provided with back-up equipment for their
local machine, for example using a portable hard drive. Note that
backed-up disk space is also available as part of each Linux cluster
are allowed access to the departmental Linux cluster, either as part
of a group affiliated with their advisor, or, if their advisor has
not bought nodes on the cluster, as a general biostat user. Contact
a member of the departmental computing committee to request an account.
guidelines would apply for postdocs staying for more than one year.
Computing arrangements for postdocs staying for one year or less are
at the discretion of the postdoctoral advisor.
policies may apply for fellows with offices located outside HSPH.
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