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Computer Networking and Linux Laboratory | Instructional Computer Laboratory 
Tutoring Center Hands-on Laboratory | Software Agents Laboratory 
Biomedical Informatics Laboratory | Autonomous Mobile Robotics 
General Access Windows Laboratory | OpenStack Cloud Computing Platform 
Data Center Facilities




Computer Networking and Linux Laboratory

lab_2102

  • Location: Engineering Building Room A0410.
  • Equipment: 20 Dell Workstations with 24" LCD Screen, HP Laser Printer and HP Document Scanner.
  • Functionality: General computer Lab for all CS students and instructional Lab for all courses.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 8AM~4:30PM, 24 hours for graduate students.



Instructional Computer Laboratory

Lingegren 18 Lab

  • Location: Lindegren Building Room 18.
  • Equipment: 28 Dell Workstations with 19" LCD Screen, HP Laser Printer, Digital Projector, SmartBoard System, Multimedia Camera.
  • Functionality: Instructional Lab for all courses.
  • Hours: Weekly Schedule.



Tutoring Center

Hands-on Lab

  • Location: Engineering Building Room A0409.
  • Equipment: 6 iMac Workstations.
  • Functionality: Instructional Lab for all courses.
  • Hours: By each course schedule. To access the Lab at other times, please contact CS Main Office.



Machine Learning Laboratory

Mobile Agent Lab

  • Location: Engineering Building Room A0321.
  • Equipment: 1 Dell Server, 6 Dell Workstations, 10 LCD Screens, and Lexmark Laser Printer.
  • Functionality: Research Lab for students working with Dr. Shahram Rahimi.
  • Hours: 24 hours for permitted students.



Biomedical Informatics Laboratory

Biomedical Informatics Lab

  • Location: Engineering Building Room A0407B & A0407C.
  • Equipment: 6 Dell Workstations, 8 LCD Screens, Microscribe MLX System, Logio Ultrasound System, HP Networked Laser Printer and D-Link Router.
  • Functionality: Research Lab for students working with Dr. Qiang Cheng.
  • Hours: 24 hours for permitted students.



Autonomous Mobile Robotics

Autonomous Mobile Robotics

  • Location: Engineering A307.
  • Equipment: 5 Mobile Robot Pioneer P3 DX Kits and 1 Mobile Robot Pioneer PTZ-NTSC Camera.
  • Functionality: Instructional tool for CS 404 class and research facility for students working with Dr. Henry Hexmoor.
  • Hours: Permitted students can arrange access time with Dr. Henry Hexmoor.





General Access Windows Computer Laboratory

general access

  • Location: Engineering ASA Building Room 112A & 112E.
  • Equipment: Each room has 30 Dell Workstations with 24" LCD Screen, Digital Projector, SmartBoard System, Multimedia Camera.
  • Functionality: Instructional and General Access Lab for all courses.



OpenStack Cloud Computing Platform

racks

  • Location: Wham B23
  • Equipment: 7 Dell Servers
  • OpenStack Features:
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Infrastructure as as Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)



Ceph Storage Cluster

rack2

  • Location: Wham B23
  • Equipment: 4 x Dell T630 servers with over 64 TB of storage
  • Software Defined Storage (SDS) Features:
  • Object storage
  • Block storage
  • POSIX-compliant filesystem storage



OpenStack Compute and Controller Nodes

rack1

  • Location: Wham B23
  • Equipment:
  • 7 x Dell PowerEdge R530
  • Features:
  • OpenStack Controller and Compute nodes



UPS and Generator

ups

  • Location: Wham B23
  • Two 100kVA UPS units: Liebert 300 and Liebert NPOWER
  • All server racks/power distribution units are set up in an A/B input configuration, so that the loss of power on one UPS “side” will not result in a total loss of power to a server and/or rack of equipment.
  • Outside Generator:
  • Kohler 450 kW 480V diesel generator, with 72-hour full load capacity (3500 gallons).  We are currently running at about 30%, so we would have 9 – 11 days of run time on a fuel load.



Air Conditioning Units

ac

  • Location: Wham B23
  • Equipment:  Scheider Electric Uni-flair units
  • Two redundant CRAC down flow units installed on a raised floor.
  • 30-ton capacity each, DX (gas) based cooling units.
  • Four compressors, temperature and humidity sensors.
  • Humidifier for dry conditions.
  • Both units were installed in the Fall of 2013.



Fire Suppression System

fire

  • Location: Wham B23
  • Equipment: Sinorix 227 Fire Suppression System
  • Functionality: 
  • Wham B23 server room is completely outfitted with, gas agent (Sinorix 227), also known as clean agent.  It is human safe, in that it does not remove oxygen from the room on dispersal.  The system is set up with head and smoke sensors, and tripping any two sensors will result in a discharge of the gas after a 30 second countdown.  There are manual activation stations available, which results in the immediate dispersal of the gas.  There are manual abort stations available (cancellation) to halt the discharge during the 30 second countdown.