Laboratory Facilities Department of Computer Science University of Saskatchewan 2005-06
Platforms • Computer Scientists must be able to master many platforms during their careers. • Laboratory experience will necessitate the use of more than one software platform and as many hardware platforms as we can manage.
Software Platforms • Two kinds: Open Source and Commercial. • Open Source: NetBSD, Linux • Commercial: Windows, Solaris, MacOSX Server • Coming soon: Mac OSX clients
Software Library • Microsoft Academic Alliance • Userid and password will be emailed to your @mail.usask.ca address • Do not use NSID password • Open Source software distributions • Mandrake Linux available to ALL students • http://distro.usask.ca/
Hardware Platforms • Intel Pentium and Xeon 32-bit (various speeds) • SUN Sparc 64-bit • PowerPC 32-bit Mac OSX Server • Beowulf parallel super computer • AMD Opteron system on the way
Laboratory “Settings” • Instructional labs: Spinks 3 and Arts 265 • Open access labs: single workstations and “mentor” seats. • Small group settings: Smart Board and “Break out” rooms. • Research laboratories belonging to research groups: DISCUS, MADMUC, Aries, IMG, Bioinformatics, S/Eng
Groupware • iHelp • http://www.cs.usask.ca/i-help • A local implementation of SourceForge, open source software development facility called “Papyrus” at: • http://papyrus.usask.ca/ • “Compile Farm” to include MacOSX, Solaris, NetBSD on Alpha, and so on
Windows Terminal Server • Access to Windows Terminal Server environment from any platform, including Open Source • Discworld.usask.ca
Terminal Server Software • Adobe suite: • MS Visual Studio .NET • MS Office • Java • MatLab • AISee Graph Layout
Locations • Individual research project laboratories • Spinks Addition 3rd floor • Arts 265 • Other spaces in Thorvaldson Building
Necessities • Where to get your student card • How to obtain your NSID and password • How to obtain printer pages • Student computing - general information • http://studentcomputing.usask.ca/
Support Staff • Any member of technical staff, but primarily Lori Kettel • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • Shacter@cs.usask.ca • Hansen@cs.usask.ca
Help Us Help You • PLEASE let us know of software or other tools and facilities you may need. • We will do our best to accommodate you.
Welcome! • Welcome to Computer Science! • ;-) ;-) ;-)