Welcome to the Duke University Department of Mathematics computing pages. These pages are intended to provide an introduction to computing within the department for new users as well as a detailed reference and log for experienced users. Please note that if you have any questions or suggestions, that you mail

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Requesting an Account

You may request a mathematics account by applying online with our Secure Online Account Application.
Note that only Duke Mathematics Department members, collaborators, and Duke Mathematics First Majors are eligible for mathematics computing accounts.

Remote Access

Global Desktop Environment (GDE) : The GDE is the next step in ease of use for accessing your account via a web browser. It contains an advanced HTML5 filemanager, email client, virtual desktop, ssh login shell, vacation mail setup, and mail forwarding setup.
Roundcube Mail : A full featured web based IMAP mail client for accessing your mail account.

Resources Available

All managed systems in the Mathematics department run CentOS, a version of the Linux operation system based on RedHat Enterprise Linux.

  • Information about the computing hardware, printing and scanning resources, and public clusters can be found on the Facilities Page.
  • If you would like help with Unix, please check out our Documentation Page before sending your question to We try to put the most frequently asked question here.
  • We manage several Multimedia Classrooms in the Physics building.  The classroom in room 119 has the capability to record, archive, and broadcast Audio/Video streams of lectures and seminars.
  • Please read our Computing Policy Page to learn what is and is not appropriate usage of departmental resources and what services are provided.

Reporting a Problem or Making a Request

We have a WWW based interface for reporting problems. This interface allows user to track their problem request, and view the queue of problems being worked on by the SysAdmins. You can report a problem now using the WWW Interface or by sending email to