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Welcome to the Computer Science Support Wiki!

This Wiki has information on the computing services and policies provided by the UVA Computer Science Department. There are also answers to the most common issues you may experience. If you do not find your answer here, please send mail to cshelpdesk@virginia.edu, and a support case will be opened for you.

This Wiki has two parts, “Main Page” and “Staff Wiki”. The Main Page is for your information. Only CS Admin Staff have access to the “Staff Wiki”. Your CS computing account is for access to servers and other computing resources, you do NOT log in to this Wiki.

When you start at UVA, you get a userid (something like “abc1de”), which you use to access general UVA sites like Collab or Netbadge systems. When you get a CS Dept. account, you will have an identical userid (“abc1de”), but a different password than the one you use for general UVA systems. When the CS account is created for you, you will receive an email with a temporary password that needs to be changed upon first login. See New Account Information below.

Forgot your CS 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 portal.cs.virginia.edu, from which you can ssh to other CS servers. See here for more information.

New SLURM job scheduler queue for GPUs: A new queue for systems housing GPUs has been created. For a listing of see here. For instructions on using queues in Slurm see here.


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 computer systems 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 “portal.cs.virginia.edu”, for example “ssh abc1de@portal.cs.virginia.edu”. 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

Reset your Computer Science Department account password: Use the Password Reset Tool


Most common Linux software is already available on our systems! There is no need to install it. Please see Software 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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