Several weeks ago, I wrote an email to my supervisor asking for the purchase of a computer for me. He denied it it and told me that I don't need a dedicated computer.
So, I though, I can apply to the dean for a possible finnace. So, I sent an inquiry letter to the dean's office before submitting a formal application.
Hello and good day!
I am a PhD student under dr.
Xat the Faculty of
For the purpose of my research I need a GPU-enabled computer.
Xlab has a GPU-enabled computer which is decades old; it occasionally (i.e., every 1-2 months) shuts down automatically, and we enter the room and manually restart that computer again. This is an annoying process because there is no specific time for this automatic shut down.
In order to use the lab's computer I need to login remotely and debug the source code manually in the text-based terminal which is time consuming and frustrating.
I mainly use Visual Studio as the software development IDE for the last 20 years or so. This IDE is super user-intuitive, super fast, and feature rich. There is no option for me to run Visual Studio on remote computer. NVIDIA CUDA offers many Visual Studio specific support.
Finally, there is a portability issue; I cannot carry the computer around which is very much needed for my convenience.
Therefore, it would have been great if I could have a GPU enabled laptop which I can use as long as I am a PhD student. Then, when I am done with my PhD, I can return the laptop to the Faculty.
Could you please tell me if there is any option for the Faculty of
Yto finance such a laptop?
So, the dean's office forwarded that latter to my supervisor and my supervisor told them to ignore my email. He also wrote me that I will not get a computer no matter what.
the secretary of the Dean's Office sent me your request for approval.
I don't think it's justified. Personally I can't imagine our Dean buying a high-end laptop to every PhD student we have.Therefore I answered to disregard your email.
I'd also like to mention that the request you sent puts me in quite clumsy situation. Please consult with me such emails before you send them.
Best regards, dr.
Dean's office later wrote me that they could purchase a machine for me. However, they need my supervisor's approval.
I would like to inform you that dr
Xshould approved your request. After that he can initiate the process of purchasing new equipment for you.
With best regards,
Anyway, as of today, my computer purchase has not seen any light.
My question is, Are my arguments in favor of purchase a computer valid?