The department maintains a number of Unix servers in support of our labs. These servers are used for security of the PC network, network management, database hosting, resource sharing, student data and web hosting. The network is open to faculty research and student coursework.
The department maintains seven PC and Unix labs which are upgraded on a three-year life cycle. All labs have networked printers to support the classrooms. We have two Information Assurance labs which are also used for the NSA's annual Cyber Defense Exercise. In addition to the above labs, we also have a Robotics lab, an Architecture lab, a Modeling, Simulation & Graphics lab, and a Midshipmen Research lab.
Remote login is available for students taking CS/IT courses to support classroom work only. Information about remote access for lab computers can be found here:
- (available on Yard only)
Michelson 201 and 221 -These labs are used exclusively for Information Assurance and Networking classes. Both 201 and 221 has their own isolated networks where students have the ability to learn through hands on experience. The hardware consists of 33 Dell microcomputers and CISCO networking equipment in each classroom.
Michelson 223 - This lab serves a number of functions. Information regarding this lab will be available in the near future.
Michelson 300 - These labs each contain 22 Dell microcomputers. These labs are used exclusively for instructional support, and the labs are networked with 100Mbps switched Ethernet, allowing access to the Internet and all of the other departmental resources.
Michelson 302 and Michelson 316 - Each lab contains 20 Sun Ultra 20 M2 machines and a Sun Ultra 20 M2 faculty workstation which is connected to a Dukane Projector for multimedia support. These Suns offer the ability to boot either Ubuntu 10.04 or Windows 7. Each system has locally installed software to be used for multiple purposes. They have the OpenGL software to support the 2D/3D graphics courses, as well as other software needed for programming courses.
Michelson 303 and Michelson 392 - These labs each contain 22 Dell microcomputers. These labs are used exclusively for instructional support, and the labs are networked with 100Mbps switched Ethernet, allowing access to the Internet and all of the other departmental resources.