Computing Sub-committee Description:

The Computing sub-committee acts as an information conduit between users and laboratory computing staff and policies. Users are welcome to address computing concerns to this sub-committee.

Critical changes to the SLAC computing system may occasionally be reported to the entire user community. This sub-committee will create/maintain an ongoing relationship with the lab's Scientific Computing Council to stay informed of and, possibly, influence computing policies. One member of this committee (plus backup) will represent SLUO's interest on SLAC's Computer Security Committee. Members of this committee will support the SLUO Administrator, as needed, in the upkeep of the SLUO Web site. The committee is expected to make periodic reports to the entire Executive Committee.

The specific issues dealt with vary from year to year. In the past, issues have included:

mechanisms for changing passwords for remote users, negotiation for the creation of the SLUO database and its role in authorizing the creation of new computer accounts, and various security problems.