The Tardis Project

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Tardis is undergoing significant changes.
Tardis is getting seriously reworked at request of the university. SSH access is now behind the university VPN. This is the first of several major changes. If you've not been on IRC/discord, please check in.

The Tardis Project is a computing facility, run and maintained by students (and staff!) of The University of Edinburgh. It was one of the first such projects of its kind, founded in 1988 by the School of Informatics (previously Department of Computer Science). Tardis provides services to members of the University, such as web hosting and mail access.

One of the Tardis Project's main aims is to allow students at the university to be involved in running a large computing system, and learn the experience required to design, build and maintain such a system.

Our wiki is in need of some love. ❤️
Some of the information here is likely to be incorrect or out of date, but remains for reference. We're on IRC if you need some help, and are working on getting this back up to date.


Get Involved

Accounts are open to all students and staff, for more information, please see the account applications page, or contact us with any queries you may have. You may also choose to seek the Tardis Beginner Tutorials.

More about the Tardis Project and its purpose can be found in The Tardis Charter.

We regularly have meetings in the The Auld Hoose on Mondays at 1830. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet anyone who want accounts or are interested in the project—even if you're new to the university!

If you would like to chat to existing Tardis users, please visit the chat rooms mentioned in the "Community" section!


Popular Services


Current Events

Here is a list of current changes, major problems and developments going on in Tardis.

If you would like to help us with or you would like to learn about how we are doing any of the above projects please get in touch via Discord or IRC.





20 March 2022

  • Moved rack and servers to new location in Summerhall.

25 February 2022

  • Shut down all servers running in Appleton Tower.
  • Wiki and homepages now running on Tabris.

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