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EECS Instructional Systems Support Group
January 9, 1998
EECS Instructional Computing - Review and Plans
Computer accounts: We use 2 types of accounts for the students:
Class accounts ("cs61a-xx", etc) are typically used when an instructor
needs to control the login environment of the students' accounts or
when the students need group accounts. Class accounts are deleted
after the semester ends. All INSTRUCTIONAL NT accounts are class
accounts. We give a stack of class account forms to the instructor,
and the instructor distributes them.
Named accounts ("jdoe", etc) are given whenever class accounts are not.
All EECS/CS majors can get permanent named accounts, and non- majors
get named accounts that expire at the end of the semester. Students
request named accounts by logging in as 'newacct' (no password) in 271
Soda or 105 Cory.
Cardkey procedures: Students who do not have an EECS cardkey should go to
391 Cory (8:30am-noon, 1pm-4:30pm) to sign up for a new cardkey. Students
who already have an EECS cardkey can go to either 391 Cory or 387 Soda.
We use TeleBears enrollment lists to pre-approve students for the access
they need. Instructors are encouraged to send updated enrollent lists to
firstname.lastname@example.org as the enrollments change.
Room 199 Cory now houses our 20 new DEC Alpha workstations, which are used
primarily by EE classes for HSPICE and other applications. We have finally
retired all the DEC mips workstations running Ultrix. There are still 2
Ultrix cpu servers available (cory.eecs and po.eecs) for any legacy appli-
Room 310 Davis becomes the new lab for CS61A on Jan 20. We are moving 30
HP workstations from 275 Soda to 310 Davis. CS61A students will have 24-
hour cardkey access to 310 Davis, as well as to the second floor labs in
Soda, but the class will no longer need to reserve lab time in 275 Soda.
This frees up 275 Soda for 24-hour drop-in access.
Room 275 Soda will house 30 Intel PCs that were donated to Instruction
through a grant that Prof Canny won from Intel in Spring 1997. These PCs
run Solaris x86. Solaris x86 is our preferred UNIX for PCs, becuase of its
performance and support. It runs all Instructional UNIX applications
Windows NT and Mac OS labs:
Room 119 Cory, formerly a DEC workstation lab, will soon have 23 HP Vectra
and Intel PCs that are equiped for video editing and multimedia applica-
tions. The Vectras were donated to us through a grant that Prof Zakhor won
from HP in August 1998, and the Intel PCs were donated through a grant that
Prof Canny won from Intel in Spring 1997. This will be a general drop-in
lab for students with NT accounts in the INSTRUCTIONAL domain, and it may
be reserved at times for specific multimedia classes.
Room 111 Cory now has 8 Macintosh PowerPCs with 3D Quicktime video boards.
Four of those Macs were recently donated through a grant that Prof Barsky
won from Apple. The systems are intended primarily for use by CS39A and
related courses, but other Instructional users may schedule access as well.
EECS1 will probably run LogicWorks in 111 Cory this semester.
For additional information, please contact us or our WWW home pages via:
Kevin Mullally, Manager Ferenc Kovac, Associate Manager
EECS Instructional & Electronics EECS Instructional & Electronics
378 Cory Hall, (510) 643-6141 377 Cory Hall, (510) 642-6952