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Welcome to the Computer Science Support Wiki!

This Wiki has information on nearly everything we do - all the computing services and policies provided by the UVA Computer Science Department (not UVA's ITS). There are also answers to some of the most common support requests we receive. If you do not find your answer here, please send mail to

Only CS Staff have access to this wiki. Your CS account is for access to servers and other computing resources, you do NOT log in to this website.

Do you need to reset your Computer Science Department account password?: Use the Password Reset Tool

News and Updates

CS Firewall We are blocking SSH connection attempts from outside of the UVA network, with one exception. You are not able to SSH directly into CS hosts from outside of UVA, except for connections to, from which you can ssh to other CS servers. See here for more information -Jul 29 2019

New SLURM queue for GPUs: For a listing of see here. For instructions on using partitions in Slurm see here -Apr 3 2019

New Account Information

Welcome! Your account for the Computer Science network has been created, and you have been emailed the account information.

This account is for accessing computing resources within the CS Dept. It is NOT for general UVA systems like Collab or other general UVA systems. Even though your user id is the same as your NetBadge user id used for UVA systems, your CS account password is only for CS Dept. systems.

You have been issued a temporary password, so the first time you log in you will be asked to set a new password. The easiest way to change your temporary password is to open a “terminal” window on your laptop or desktop, and use “ssh” to “”, for example “ssh”. You will then be asked for a new password, which you should set to a password you typically use. You will then use this password to login to all CS network systems.

If you set your CS password, then forget it, you can reset it below.

Popular Information

Do you need to reset your Computer Science Department account password?: Use the Password Reset Tool

Are you looking for software on Linux?: Please see Environment Modules and Available Modules

General Information

When you receive a Computer Science user account you get an account that allows you to login to Windows or Linux systems in the CS Dept. This is a unique account, and should not be confused with the accounts you use to login to Collab or SIS or other UVA systems.

Your userid is identical to your UVA “NetBadge” userid, but your password is different. When your account is setup, you will receive an email with your account information.



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