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PSFC Computer Services

The PSFC Computer Services group provides the infrastructure for all the computer functions at the Center including but not limited to:

Network infrastructure
Cabling, fiber optic highways, bridges, routers, switches, wireless access points.


Internet address assignment and management


Software archives


Windows domain and Linux system and cluster management
Initial system setup, upgrades, software installation and upgrades, service calls and repairs.
Install and maintain workstations, servers, printers, scanners and other peripherals.
User account setup, fees.  Documentation, purchase and maintenance.


Disaster recovery services for servers, and some Macs and PCs
Nightly backups of all servers and MFE workstations and many other PCs and Macs.
Crashed disk replacement and user file rebuilds for many Macs and PCs.


Network Security and Protection Hover for more information
We maintain an up to date firewall and regular backups of all our important servers and other resources.
The PSFC IT Department provides Anti-Virus, backup services and malware protection for our end users.

PSFC Computing Cluster Information

PSFC Partition on the Engaging Cluster at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)


PSFC GPU Cluster

Email Information & Configuration

PSFC Webmail interface: WEBMAIL.PSFC.MIT.EDU  Read your email using a browser. Can also be used to set up a vacation responder, and also mail forwarding.

Email Setup & Configuration Directions

(Access requires your PSFC username and password)

Setting up separate PSFC and MIT emails


Computer & Network Forms and Links

Network and Email Status

PSFC Help Desk Email Address:

Computer Account Request Form

Network Connection Request Form

PSFC Video Conferencing Directions
(Access requires your PSFC username and password)

PSFC Password Change Form
Note: we have updated our advisory for creating secure PSFC passwords. Effective July 2022, PSFC will require all users to change their PSFC passwords on an annual basis. This will line up the PSFC password policy and timing with MIT’s password change period of July every year. Passwords will need to be at least 12 characters long using letters, numbers and symbols.

PSFC Wi-Fi Network Information
(Access requires your PSFC username and password)

PSFC Mailing Lists

PSFC VPN (Provides secure access to the PSFC network from the public Internet.)

Setting up and using your MIT Zoom account
(Please note that the PSFC Zoom accounts will stop working as of 8/31/2021. PSFC Zoom users must switch to their MIT Zoom accounts before that date.)

Network printers at PSFC

SPARC Computing Information and Resources

MIT IS&T (Includes available software)

PSFC Computer Group Members

Ted Baker (, x2-1795, NW16-234)
Lee Berkowitz (, x3-9665, NW17-276)
Stephen Lane-Walsh (,  x4-2855, NW17-264)
Mark London (, x3-8475, NW16-273)
Fernando Santoro (,  x3-2254, NW17-280)
Brandon Savage (, x3-7616, NW17-272)
Josh Stillerman (, x3-8176, NW17-268)
Clarence Tucker (,  x8-8346, NW17-276, NW21-183)

77 Massachusetts Avenue, NW16, Cambridge, MA 02139,


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