Mathematics and computer science students have access to a variety of computers, located in academic buildings and residence halls, both for course work and recreational purposes. All computers are linked through a campus-wide network, which also provides access to the Internet.
The department has one server, which provides computing infrastructure for several computer science courses.
- Dell PowerEdge 1850 server (two dual-core 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon processors, 8 GB RAM, two 73 GB 15,000 RPM Ultra 320 SCSI disk drives configured for RAID 1, and a Gigabit connection to the Campus backbone) running Redhat Enterprise 4 Linux AS provides a modern and complete open source development environment.
- This server can be accessed remotely via either an SSH shell client or through Cygwin/X X Window GUI software running on a PC client.
- This server supports courses in computer architecture, computer networks, operating systems, artificial intelligence and World Wide Web publishing.
- Any student with Internet access may use this system.
- The main teaching laboratory used for introductory programming courses, the calculus sequence, and many other courses in the department.
- 20 Dell Optiplex GX620 workstations, with Intel 3.2 GHz Pentium 4 CPUs and 1 GB of RAM, running Windows XP Professional.
- Large-screen projection system for instructional purposes, as well as a scanner and printing facilities.
- Variety of software, including Internet Explorer, Maple, PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, programming languages such as Java, C++ and Scheme, and a number of course-related software packages.
- A number of other computer laboratories on campus offer the applications that are available in Hoffberger 149, and some of these facilities are open 24 hours a day.
Hoffberger 123: nickname, the X-lab
- Used in several upper-level computer science courses.
- Six Dell Precision 390 workstations, with Intel Core 2 Duo 6700 CPUs and 4 GB of RAM, running Windows XP Professional, Linux, and X-server software.
- Software includes the programming languages C++, Java, Scheme, and several more specialized products.
Many classrooms and lecture halls in the academic buildings are equipped with multimedia workstations featuring a computer, VCR, and projection system. Several rooms also have three-dimensional visualizers. All rooms in the residence halls are wired to provide access to the campus network and thereby the Internet. Students are invited to bring their own computers to campus. A member of the Computing Services Team provides technical support for students using their own computers.