The Infrastructure Group

The Infrastructure Group (TIG) provides service-oriented computing, communications and operations assistance to support the world-class research underway at CSAIL. On the technical side, TIG handles everything from maintaining and monitoring a complex computing infrastructure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensuring lab members can access cutting-edge computing services. TIG maintains the lab’s five data centers, handles space accommodations and event logistics. Additionally, TIG actively promotes CSAIL research to the broader MIT community, reputable news organizations and the general public via a full-range of media relations and communications services.

Service Status

All services normal.

  • Support for CSAIL Ubuntu 14.04 will end on April 30th, 2019. We urge all users of CSAIL Ubuntu 14.04 or older to reinstall with Ubuntu 18.04 before that date. Please note that TIG does not support in-place upgrades from any CSAIL Ubuntu version, and full reinstalls should be performed instead. Instructions for installation can be found at CSAIL Ubuntu.
  • The old scratch NFS server, nfs-prod-3, will be decommissioned starting February 4. Any data from /data/scratch-old or /data/vision/scratch that you wish to preserve most be copied elsewhere.
  • Services

    TIG is a resource for all your computing and facility related needs. Contact us to report everything from a broken door handle to a problem with a server or email. We encourage any feedback, and welcome all to stop in room 270 any time and meet the TIG staff.


    TIG is available Mon - Fri, 9 AM - 6 PM US/Eastern Time


    If you would like to open a support case regarding Computing or Facilities related issues, sending an email to the address below will create a trouble tracking ticket in which we will promptly respond to.



    Come visit us on the second floor of the Stata Center, in 32-270. We’d be happy to see you.

    32 Vassar St


    You can also reach us by phone. You can leave a voice mail if we are unavailable.

    Phone: 617-253-8304

    When leaving an off-hour message via voicemail you may be waking up an uncaffeinated sysadmin. Reserve off-hour voicemails for emergencies only.