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'''The Tardis Project''' is a computing facility, run and maintained by students (and staff!) of [http://www.ed.ac.uk The University of Edinburgh]. It was one of the first such projects of its kind, founded in 1988 by the [http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk School of Informatics] (previously Department of Computer Science). Tardis provides [[Services|services]] to members of the University, such as [[Web_Service|web hosting]] and [[Mail Service|mail access]].
  
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One of the Tardis Project's main aims is to allow students at the university to be involved in running a large computing system, and learn the experience required to design, build and maintain such a system.
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<strong>Our wiki is in need of some love. ❤️</strong><br>
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Some of the information here is likely to be incorrect or out of date, but remains for reference. We're on IRC if you need some help, and are working on getting this back up to date.
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<h3>Get Involved</h3>
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Accounts are open to all students and staff, for more information, please see the [[Accounts|
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account applications page]], or contact us with any queries you may have. You may also choose to seek the [[Tardis Beginner Tutorials]].
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More about the Tardis Project and its purpose can be found in [[Charter|The Tardis Charter]].
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We regularly have [http://tardis.pub meetings] in the [http://www.theauldhoose.co.uk The Auld Hoose] on Mondays at 1830. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet anyone who want accounts or are interested in the project—even if you're new to the university!
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If you would like to chat to existing Tardis users, please visit the chat rooms mentioned in the "Community" section!
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<h3>Popular Services</h3>
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* [[Shell Service]] (login tl;dr: <code>ssh user@ssh.tardis.ed.ac.uk</code>)
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* [[Web Service]] ([https://wiki.tardis.ed.ac.uk/wiki/Web_Service User Webpages])
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* [http://jenkins.tardis.ed.ac.uk Jenkins CI] ([https://jenkins-ci.org/ docs])
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* [https://git.tardis.ed.ac.uk GitLab] & [https://ci.cybermat.tardis.ed.ac.uk GitLab CI] ([https://about.gitlab.com/ about])
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* [http://judoon.tardis.ed.ac.uk Sentry] ([https://getsentry.com/welcome/ docs])
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* [http://lists.tardis.ed.ac.uk Mailing Lists]
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* [https://webmail.tardis.ed.ac.uk/ Webmail]
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* Tahoe LAFS ([https://www.tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs about])
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* User hosts [[Fez]] and [[Torchwood]]
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<h3>Community</h3>
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* We use IRC and Discord. See [[Connecting to IRC]]. Here's the [https://discord.gg/e4y8Vy5 Discord invite link.]
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* IRC channel imaginarynet#tardis
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* [http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk/ Shout web IRC] ([https://thelounge.github.io/ about])
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<h3>Documentation</h3>
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* [[:Category:Tutorials|Tutorials]]
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* [[Systems]]
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* [[Services]]
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* [[General Administration]]
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* [[:category:Admin Documents|Administration Documents]]
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* [[Admin Projects]]
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* [[:Category:NeedsFixing | Things that need fixing]]
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* [[:Category:OutOfDate  | Out of date pages]]
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  <li>'''About Tardis'''</li>
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  <li>'''&raquo; This wiki is not up to date, can you help?'''</li>
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  <li><del>The majority of system-level documentation is now in [[NetBox_Service|NetBox]], but this wiki could always use a bit of love.</del></li>
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Latest revision as of 20:36, 15 March 2021

The Tardis Project is a computing facility, run and maintained by students (and staff!) of The University of Edinburgh. It was one of the first such projects of its kind, founded in 1988 by the School of Informatics (previously Department of Computer Science). Tardis provides services to members of the University, such as web hosting and mail access.

One of the Tardis Project's main aims is to allow students at the university to be involved in running a large computing system, and learn the experience required to design, build and maintain such a system.

Our wiki is in need of some love. ❤️
Some of the information here is likely to be incorrect or out of date, but remains for reference. We're on IRC if you need some help, and are working on getting this back up to date.

Start-here.png

Get Involved

Accounts are open to all students and staff, for more information, please see the account applications page, or contact us with any queries you may have. You may also choose to seek the Tardis Beginner Tutorials.

More about the Tardis Project and its purpose can be found in The Tardis Charter.

We regularly have meetings in the The Auld Hoose on Mondays at 1830. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet anyone who want accounts or are interested in the project—even if you're new to the university!

If you would like to chat to existing Tardis users, please visit the chat rooms mentioned in the "Community" section!

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Popular Services

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Current Events

Here is a list of current changes, major problems and developments going on in Tardis.

rphi has set up a Trello to keep track of things currently happening in Tardis. (One of which is to move this Trello off Trello and onto something hosted within Tardis.)

https://trello.com/b/cvPAMQK1/tardis-projects

(unfortunately MediaWiki won't let me embed a mini Trello board here)

If you would like to help us with or you would like to learn about how we are doing any of the above projects please contact us at support@tardis.ed.ac.uk.

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Community

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News

22 June 2020

6 June 2020

19 January 2020

  • Moved TARDIS from the old Sun Microsystems rack to a new Dell rack

24 May 2018

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