Computing Facilities and Software
Computer Science classroom
The Department has state-of-the-art computing labs and multimedia classrooms to support both instruction and research needs. The main lab consists of forty Dell computers running both Linux and Microsoft windows operating systems. Three computer classrooms, with more than twenty computers each, are ideal for upper classes and special lab sessions. The upgrades of the lab computers are kept on a regular basis.
The Department strives to provide our students with the latest technologies. We offer both Windows and Linux platforms so that our students are well-prepared for a career as a software professional under those two leading industry-standard platforms.
The Department has utilized the Linux since 1993. The powerful Linux server supports a convenient platform for students to learn open source computing, and get hands-on experience on configuring and modifying at lower level of the operating system. With a department Linux system account, our students are able to remotely connect their personal computer to the department server 24 hours a day and seven days a week (you can do your homework programming in your dorm!).
The Department is a member of the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA). With this membership, the Department has the latest Microsoft development tools, operating systems, server software, documentation, and technical references. Our students can download, install, and have complete access to those tools on their personal computers for free. Our students will learn software development using Microsoft Visual Studio.net, and be prepared for career opportunities in Visual Basic, C#.NET, etc.
The Department is also a member of Oracle Academy. With this membership, the Department has the latest Oracle database software, Our students can have full-access to this industry-predominant database software.