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Computing Facilities Overview

Managed Cluster Workstations and Printers and Filestore

The Managed Cluster Service (MCS) is for the use of all staff and students of Cambridge University, and provides networked PCs (Windows/Linux) and Apple Macintosh computers running a wide range of software, together with printers and scanners.

The MCS machines provide access to the Desktop Services central filestore (known as DS-Filestore), and to central printing facilities (DS-Print); both of these can also be accessed from users' own machines elsewhere on the network.

There is also a remote login service to Linux, giving access to your DS files and to appropriate Linux applications.  There is in general no access to MCS Windows or Macintosh applications from outside the MCS rooms.