Computer Labs

** Student Computer Requirements **

The Department of Computing Sciences has many computer labs that our majors have access to. We recognize that having access to powerful workstations is critical to the success of our students. Labs are available to all CS/IS majors and non majors who are enrolled in any CS course. Our labs are operational five days a week 8am to 6pm and anytime the building is open.

CSCC room 209 is our main open lab where students can collaborate and work with each other while utilizing the resources provided to them. Easily our largest lab offering over 40 network connections, 10 linux workstations, 2 printers, a 24 foot whiteboard, 7 table areas and a ceiling-mount projector. This lab is ideal for students who need tutoring or want to either work on individual projects or socialize.

The High Performance Computing and Embedded Systems Laboratory houses 12 higher-end linux workstations and serves as a primary location for departmental tutoring. Additionally, this room serves as the home to other laboratory hardware such as our FPGA-based development boards and robotic platforms.

CSCC room 321 serves as our primary lecturing lab featuring 20 linux workstations that feature the necessary software for teaching and productivity. This lab is opertional at specific class times and by appointment.

The Virtual Computing Lab is a small but spacious area that includes 8 fat clients with Windows 7 (including Office 2010), a TV with laptop connectivity, a whiteboard and table with network/power connections. This room is ideal for student groups working on projects who need isolation.

Tutorials for labs in rooms 122 and 209

The labs in rooms 122 and 209 use a network file system which means that a file that is saved to a computer in one of those rooms can be accessed from any other computer in those rooms (i.e. I save a file to my home directory on hpc01 in room 122, and I can access that file from cslab07 in room 209). There is a 3GB limit on the amount of files you may save. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need more space.

Login information
For first time login, your username is your Coastal ID and your password is your first initial, your last initial, and the last 5 digits of your Coastal ID number. For example:

First name: John
Last name: Doe
Coastal ID: jbdoe
Coastal ID number: 123456789
Lab username: jbdoe
Default lab password: jd56789

During your first login, you will be required to change your password.

Change password
If you want to change your password:

1. Open a terminal, type in "passwd" (no quotes), and hit enter
2. Enter your current password where it says Current Kerberos password
3. Type in a new password twice to change your password

To initialize Dropbox:

1. Open a terminal, type in "dropbox start -i" (no quotes), and hit enter
2. Follow the directions in the installer

Quartus and the Altera Monitoring program can be found under the Programming sub-menu in the Main Menu.

Many people are often overwhelmed when they first see an operating system that is not Windows. Don't panic. Linux is actually easy to use. Here is a link to a Linux tutorial that may be useful to someone who has no experience with Linux:

Linux Tutorial