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Computing Service Systems and Facilities

Introduction and obtaining accounts (staff and students)

In addition to your account on the Maths computer system, which is managed by the Maths CO team, you should have been issued with an account managed by the University Information Services. It gives you access to three central services.

  • Raven is the University's authentication service. It is used to allow access to services which are restricted to Cambridge users only, in particular for access to electronic journals when away from Cambridge. Many of the links on this page also require Raven authentication.
  • Exchange OnLine (ExOL) is the University's central email service.
  • The MCS/DS (Managed Cluster Service / Desktop Services) consists of clusters of dual-boot PCs managed by the UCS. MCS PCs are available in the Pav B Part III Room.

If you are unable to access any of these services, please email help@maths and include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your CRSID (if known)
  • Whether you are a member of staff or a student


Email, calendar and the University Directory

Managed Cluster Service (was PWF)

High Performance Computing

Other Services