Contacting PDC support by e-mail
To contact PDC support, use this address:
It is better to use this address than to send e-mail directly to a member of PDC staff. This is because e-mail that is sent to the above address will go to all the PDC staff who may be able to help with your issue via our support request tracking (RT) system.
PDC Support will answer your e-mails Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00.
Before contacting PDC Support, please check the current system alerts to see if there is a related issue.
Information to state when contacting PDC support
When sending a support request to PDC, please give as much relevant detail as possible - for instance:
- What is your PDC login-name? (This is very important if you want changes to be made to your account.)
- What operating system are you accessing PDC from? (Linux? Mac? Windows?)
- What PDC-resources does your problem concern? A certain cluster? Some software?
- Were you able to do something on PDC's resouces before that does not work now? If so, when did it work?
- Which commands did you issue?
- What was the output from those commands?
Your support request number
As soon as you send an e-mail to PDC support, you will receive an e-mail reply with a support request number for that particular question. If you look at the e-mail, you will see that the support request number will have been added to the subject heading.
Support request numbers have this format:
[SNIC support #NNNNN]
where the "N"s are replaced by a unique number. This number is used to keep track of any e-mails that you, or we at PDC, write about that particular issue.
PDC has many support requests
At PDC, we use the support request tracking software to answer and organize your e-mail to us, along with everyone else's. This way we do not risk losing any e-mails or forgetting to answer someone. Anyone at PDC can see all the currently open support requests and all the replies to the requests that have been made by PDC staff. Therefore, you only need to send your question or reply to PDC once. If you have received an e-mail with a support request number, you can be sure that your original e-mail reached PDC safely and that we will answer you as quickly as we possibly can!
Responding to existing support request numbers
If you reply to an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org and the subject of that e-mail begins with the text:
[SNIC support #NNNNN]
your response will continue the communication of that support request. In our request ticketing system your answer will be joined with your initial e-mail that opened that support request number. This way the communication will flow easily back and forth between you and us at PDC until your problem has been resolved.
Resolved support requests
In PDC's support tracking system we close your support number once the problem has been solved. If you reply to that support request again it will immediately be re-opened with the entire history of that previous support request in our request tracking system.
Re-opening old support requests
If you in the future choose to contact PDC by simply reply to an old correspondence with PDC, that old topic will be re-opened, with all it's history. That may cause confusion making PDC staff think that you have continuing problems originating from that old support request. This might make the process of solving your current problem slow. But, if your problem actually concerns a previous issue or response that you got from us, you should re-use that request number!