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Computation Facility (CF)

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Computation Facility (CF) serves as the Information Technology department for the Center. CF provides an array of IT infrastructure and scientific computing services for scientific, technical, and administrative staff. 

CF Services Overview

Services include networking (voice and data), email distribution and gatewaying, file and print services, network and direct-attached storage, domain nameservice, data backup for managed workstations and desktops, off-site storage, formulation and implementation of IT policies IT Security, Webmaster (including Webserver management), Web Services (including Web-based scientific application development), Scientific Workstation management (Linux), cluster computing, high-end color printing support (including poster printing), PC/Windows desktop management, and User Help Desk.

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian also relies on the CF for development and management of the Staff Database application and related activities. Finally, the CF is responsible for managing and operating a number of technology-based services such as video-teleconferencing, Webcasting, and for providing audio-visual support for speakers, conferences, and training sessions.