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                          College of Engineering
                     EECS Instructional Support Group



								October 7 2008
              EECS Instructional Computing - Review and Plans
	      -----------------------------------------------
		                 Fall 2008


CONTENTS:
	Mission Statement
	Current Initiatives
	119 Cory Lab Conversion
	Notable Events



Mission Statement
-----------------

  The EECS Instructional Support Group (ISG) installs and maintains networked 
  computers that are used by EECS classes.  ISG provides computer accounts for 
  instructors and students in the Instructional labs and on Instructional 
  servers.  ISG purchases, installs and maintains application software needed 
  for classes.  ISG supports instructional labs in Cory Hall, Soda Hall and 
  Hearst Field Annex.

  These are the functions in which ISG interacts with other UCB support groups:

  - we obtain enrollment lists from the Registrar (Student Information Services)
  - we synchronize our user accounts with the EECS department (IDSG)
  - we provide cardkey pre-authorization for our students to EECS Facilities
  - we bill students' voluntary printer charges to CARS
  - we coordinate our use of the EECS Network Node Bank with IDSG and CNS
  - we manage the computers in engineering labs with ESG 
  - we manage the computers in EECS conference rooms with ESG 
  - we manage the licenses for Synopsys/TCAD/HSPICE with the Device Group
  - we manage the licenses for Cadence with the BSAC group
  



Current Initiatives
-------------------

  - Received Intel grant of 16 Linux PCs to F. Kovac; installed with Cadence 
    for EE141 in 353 Cory.

  - Replaced old CRTs with LCDs in 275 Soda (CS61B lab).

  - Replaced old HP 8000 printers in 140 Cory (EE100) and HFA C (CS3, CS61A)

  - Upgraded the EE128 lab in 204 Cory to use Quanser and NI LabVIEW RT +
    LabVIEW FPGA for the magnetic levitation control and the inverted 
    pendulum experiments (ESG).

  - Planning to occupy 200/201 CITRIS (Spring 2009) and move out of Hearst 
    Field Annex C (June 2009).



119 Cory Lab Conversion
-----------------------

  119 Cory was converted from a shared lab with 16 PCs to a reserved lab for 
  EE124 (Fall) and EE149 (Spring) in October 2008.   The 16 computers from 
  119 Cory will be moved into 199 Cory, a shared lab, replacing 16 older PCs 
  and Macs.  It is a net reduction of 16 shared computers in Cory, but it 
  provides a secure space for large projects with robotics.

  There is additional information at 
  http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/clients.cgi?choice=119cory
  


Notable Events
--------------

  See http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/notices.html for current events.



For additional information, please contact me:
  
  Kevin Mullally, ISG Manager
  EECS Instructional Support Group
  378 Cory Hall, (510) 643-6141
  kevinm@eecs.berkeley.edu
  http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/


source: ~inst/public_html/reports/managers/Fall_2008