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Q: What is SMARTcomputing?

A: SMARTcomputing is a collaborative university-wide systems provisioning and management initiative intended to establish a program to better leverage technology resources for hardware and software and to reduce the total cost of ownership for systems procurement, provisioning, and management by standardizing platforms, configuration management, patch management, and software distribution.

Q: Is the management tool going to work on all platforms?

A: During the initial rollout, we are focusing on Windows operating systems, but will take other operating systems into consideration during the evaluation.