Get Started and Best Practices

Getting Started and Computing Best Practices CSAIL

This is the place for new users to quickly get started with your computing needs, as well as current users who need a refresher or quick answer. There are many useful resources at your disposal here in the lab. The purpose of these pages are to quickly provide an overview of what services are available and how to get them, as well as recommended computing best practices.

We also have a page with best practices for working remotely and a “Getting Finished” page with best practices and advice preparing to leave, as well as a departure checklist that hits the highlights.

If you have a question that is not answered here, be sure to look through this site to see if we’ve written an article on the topic yet. If not, please send email to

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