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Posted By Vira Oleksyuk On October 11, 2011 @ 3:21 pm In | Comments Disabled
The University provides an Office of Computer Services and relevant software and hardware support to all students, staff, and faculty. There are computing laboratories located in the College of Engineering and throughout the main campus where students have access to PC and Mac workstations. Computer Services also provides access to a clustered Unix supercomputer for students needing access to more powerful computers.
The campus provides and maintains both wired and wireless access to the Internet. The university has always maintained a leading-edge profile on networking and is currently an Internet II site (and looking beyond that). Students have wireless access from most locations within the EA building and around campus. This allows student to use their laptops during laboratories for documentation, data analysis and design. We are increasingly emphasizing the use of laptops in our program.
Students also are provided email services and other IT functions through Computer Services. We leverage Google for these services (e.g., Gmail), including providing web site space through Google Sites for students and student organizations.
The College maintains its own central computing facility. This located on the third floor of the Engineering and Architecture building and includes over 120 PCs. This facility is generally available 7 days a week during the academic year. It is open from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday – Thursday and 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday. During the breaks, the hours are reduced to 9 AM ‑ 5 PM. Students can also access most of the same software capabilities from the Tech Center 7/24 during the semester. This facility also maintains reduced hours during the breaks.
In addition, the department maintains PC computing facilities in most of its labs. These are often used to deal with special hardware capabilities or unique lab setups. The PC facilities include 12 PCs in the circuits and electronics laboratory, 24 PCs used in the digital logic, microprocessor and processor course sequence, 6 PCs in the digital communications laboratory, 6 PCs in the digital control laboratory, and 10 PCs in the senior design laboratory. These computers are available for use by students any time when a laboratory class is not in session with exception of senior design laboratory which only accessible to design teams.
The department also provides faculty and staff with a desktop PC for general use. These machines are sufficiently powerful that they can be used for both academics and research. These PCs are typically using a Microsoft operating system and Microsoft/Adobe productivity tools. We try to make our environment operating system neutral and do have a few Macs and Linux machines in our network.
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