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The Linux operating system has a long history at DESY.

Linux is a clear workhorse for many scientific instruments as well as a strong pillar for general services.

These pages detail

  • What kind of Linux distributions does DESY IT provide?
  • What is included in their support?
  • How do I request a Linux installation?
  • How can I change configuration of my Linux system?
  • Any special things that I need to know?


DESY IT provides powerful computational resources based on Linux as a service. Details of these resources can be found elsewhere:



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