Policies and Fees

Fees

All computers/devices, regularly residing on the network, supported, and serviced by MTL, incur a $45/month fee. This includes both institute and privately owned computers as well as other networked devices such as printers. MTL users with access to MTL computers incur a $30/month fee while those users who also have an active CAD service incur an additional $30/month fee. These fees go to support the MTL CAD & IT infrastructure and the various services provided.

Any MTL user can inactivate their MTL computer access (and stop the associated fee) by logging into MTL MUMMS, clicking on the Manage Your Services link and changing their Service Level to MUMMS Only.

Alternatively, the user's supervisor or supervisor administrator can request a user's MTL account be inactivated by logging into MTL MUMMS, clicking on Manage Users, then selecting the user in question and then choosing Request Inactivation on the user's main page.

To request a computer be inactivated (and stop the associated fee), the computer's supervisor or supervisor administrator can login to MTL MUMMS, click on Manage Computers, select the computer in question and then choose Request Inactivation on the computer's main page.

If you need assistance with MTL MUMMS or are having difficulty requesting inactivation of a user or computer, then please e-mail either mumms [at] mtl.mit.edu or mumms-problems [at] mtl.mit.edu

User Accounts Policy

MTL does not allow the sharing of user accounts.  All users who need access to MTL services must request their own accounts.

Group Owned and Run Computers Policy

Individual research groups, administrative groups, lab groups, and other organizations can operate their own networked computers and peripherals. However, the MTL must be involved in connecting all hardware on the MTL network. This is imperative to ensure that the configuration, networking, and security options are consistent with the requirements for shared and safe use on our network. Please contact problems [at] mtl.mit.edu to schedule all workstation, server, and personal computer setups, including laptops. MTL does not recommend personal laptops be put on the MTL Windows Domain, but does have a number of software applications that can be installed for you.

MTL does not purchase parts or computers for group-owned hardware. The computing staff can help suggest or specify replacement disk drives, workstations, software, etc., but it does not typically place such orders nor pay for these items.