CS Department PC Policy

Standard PC Policy


  • PC policy defines what kind of PC computing devices are provided by the Department of Computer Science
  • PC policy applies to
    • all full time teachers, researchers and staff at the Department of Computer Science and HIIT
    • all research projects disregarding how they are funded
  • the policy is about PCs, not about
    • other computing facilities, e.g. servers
    • phones or other devices
  • four possible choices...


laptop + screen...


...or both.


Some restrictions

  • you can make a choice of PCs only on certain occasions
    • when an externally funded project starts or ends
    • when you have used your current desktop and/or laptop at least 6 months
    • when your hardware must be upgraded or replaced for technical reason
  • the equipment will not necessarily be new
    • typical hardware lifetime is 3-4 years


Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7
  • Cubbli (Common Ubuntu based Linux)
    • currently based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with additions
    • dual boot preferably on laptops only
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 available for Linux users
  • Mac OS X Lion
    • Macs supported by HIIT
    • currently only very limited support by CS department


List of available hardware: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/node/78045.


17.11.2014 - 18:26 Pekka Niklander
04.10.2012 - 13:39 Petri Kutvonen