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Overview of PRI Services

PSU Computing Services

Penn State Information Technology Services provides all faculty, staff and students with services such as:

  • email
  • wireless
  • access to High Performance Computing equipment
  • Angel Course Management System 
  • storage space (PASS space)
  • individual web/blog space
  • backup and archive services
For more information and support for those services visit or contact

PRI Computing Services

As a research associate, affiliate, trainee or staff member of the Population Research Institute you are eligible for additional services beyond what is provided by Penn State, including:
  • access to two dedicated PRI networks: windows and linux  
  • access to a wide variety of software packages on our linux and windows applications servers from your personal computer 
  • storage space for individuals and project teams
  • secure webspaces for research project teams
  • support & training from PRI's staff 
  • access to the 806 Oswald computer lab
  • access to hundreds of datasets for population studies in our archive
Faculty are eligible for additional services including:
  • setup and support for research computing equipment 
  • hiring of Data, Programming, Statistical and Geospatial specialists
  • group pricing on software?

Making the best use of PRI services

There are many scenarios for making the most of PRI services. The main thing to consider is where you want to store your files.  You can have a PRI Windows Home and/or a PRI Linux Home.  Currently the PRI Linux Home option provides the most flexibility as you can use that space with either Linux or Windows software on our networks and retrieve the files remotely.  

Using the PRI 806 Oswald Computer Lab

The Lab is available for anyone who has a PRI Windows Account. Here, you can view all of the Software Available on PRI Networks and Lab Policies pertaining to PRI's Computer Lab.

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