Upon registration, accounts are
automatically created for all students on the central academic computer. These accounts are
primarily used as the students' official University e-mail
(https://bamamail.ua.edu/) addresses, but they can also be used to publish personal Web sites
or for direct login to a Sun Solaris system with programming
languages and other tools. Dial-up Internet connection
is also available; visit http://bama.ua.edu/
MyBama is the source for University of Alabama services and information,
all in one convenient place. One can use myBama for e-mail, class
registration, financial aid, paying tuition, grading, calendar, and
bookmarks. Visit http://mybama.ua.edu/
and login to the services with you BAMA account.
do not own their own computers should be able to complete their
coursework in the many computer labs on campus. Some departments
have special labs with the software needed by their students, and
there are also many general-purpose labs that are open to any
University student. For details, see http://pclabs.ua.edu.
Those students who
need computing resources for their research are served by Office
of Information Technology.
As noted previously, BAMA accounts are given to all students and can
provide a Unix platform for programming, statistical computing, or
Web development. The University of Alabama is also a member of the
Alabama Research and Education Network AREN, which provides
high-speed network access to the Cray SVl supercomputer and other
network facilities. For more information about AREN local access and
support, visit the Alabama Supercomputer
Authority's Web site (http://www.asc.edu).
The University is also a charter member of the Internet2
project, which connects schools and universities with a
dedicated high-speed network for research.