Computing Science

Labs and Room Booking

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Lab Facilities

  • First Year Lab - CSC 1-25

    Introductory Programming Laboratory

    *First Year Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-25 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used to support the CMPUT 101, 114, and 115 courses, which provide an introduction to computing science for first year students.

    Client Names ud01 ... ud26
    Operating System Slackware Linux
    Client Hardware 26 HP DC9700 Intel Core2 Duo E8500 with:
    • 3.16 GHz processor
    • 4 GB memory
    • USBports
    • DVD R/W
    • 160 GB SATA hard-drive
    • Integrated Gb ethernet
    • nVidia GeForce 9500 graphics
    • Integrated sound
    Printer
    • 1 HP P3005dn (prn125)
    Major Software Items
    • Eclipse
    • Mozilla
    • Java
    • beeperbot
    • SimCir
    • PET
  • First Year Lab - CSC 1-29

    Introductory Programming Laboratory

    *First Year Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-29 of Computing Science Centre is primarily used to support the CMPUT 101, 114, and 115 courses, which provide an introduction to computing science for first year students.

    Client Names ue01 ... ue26
    Operating System Slackware Linux
    Client Hardware 26 HP DC9700 Intel Core2 Duo E8500 with:
    • 3.16 GHz processor
    • 4 GB memory
    • USBports
    • DVD R/W
    • 160 GB SATA hard-drive
    • Integrated Gb ethernet
    • nVidia GeForce 9500 graphics
    • Integrated sound
    Printer
    • 1 HP P3005dn (prn129)
    Major Software Items
    • Eclipse
    • Mozilla
    • Java
    • beeperbot
    • SimCir
    • PET
  • First Year Lab - CSC 1-53

    Introductory Programming Laboratory

    *First Year Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-53 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used to support the CMPUT 101, 114, 115 courses, which provide an introduction to computing science for first year students.

    Client Names uf01 ... uf25
    Operating System Slackware Linux
    Client Hardware 25 HP DC9700 Intel Core2 Duo E8500 with:
    • 3.16 GHz processor
    • 4 GB memory
    • USBports
    • DVD R/W
    • 160 GB SATA hard-drive
    • Integrated Gb ethernet
    • nVidia GeForce 9500 graphics
    • Integrated sound
    Printers
    • 1 HP P3005dn (prn153)
    Major Software Items
    • Eclipse
    • Mozilla
    • Java
    • Python
  • First Year Lab - CSC 1-67

    Introductory Programming Laboratory

    *First Year Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-67 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used to support the CMPUT 101, 114, and 115 courses, which provide an introduction to computing science for first year students.

    Client Names uh01 ... uh20
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    Client Hardware 20 HP DC9700 Intel Core2 Duo E8500 with:
    • 3.16 GHz processor
    • 4 GB memory
    • USBports
    • DVD R/W
    • 160 GB SATA hard-drive
    • Integrated Gb ethernet
    • nVidia GeForce 9500 graphics
    • Integrated sound
    Printers
    • 1 HP P3005dn (prn167)
    Major Software Items
    • Eclipse
    • Mozilla
    • Kodu
    • Scratch
    • Neurons in Action V2.0
    • Matlab
  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CAB 3-11

    Undergraduate PC Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 3-11 of the Central Academic Building is primarily used for our digital circuitry courses, computer architecture courses and computer graphics courses.

    Client Names um01 ... um20
    Operating System Slackware Linux 2.6.32.39
    Client Hardware 20 Dell Optiplex 755:
    • Intel Duo Core E6750 2.66 GHz processor
    • 4 GB RAM
    • DVD-RW drive
    • Intel Pro/1000 Gb ethernet
    • Gigabyte GeForce 8600 video cards
    • 250 GB SATA II drive
    • Integrated sound
    Printers
    • 1 HP LaserJet 4000N (prn311)
    Major Software Items
    • SimpleScalar
    • XSpim
    • MIPS simulator
    • Spimview
    • OpenGL
  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CSC 1-05

    Undergraduate Games, Graphics and Image Processing Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-05 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used to support the CMPUT 329, CMPUT 414 and CMPUT 429 courses, which provide an introduction and more advanced look at computer architecture and a look at multimedia production.

    Client Names ub01 ... ub20
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    Client Hardware 22 Dell Optiplex 755 machines with:
    • Intel Duo Core E6750 2.66 GHz processor
    • 4 GB RAM
    • DVD-RW drive
    • Intel Pro/1000 Gb ethernet
    • Gigabyte GeForce 8600 video cards
    • 250 GB SATA II drive
    • Integrated sound
    • 2 x 22" Viewsonic LCD monitors
    Printers
    • (prn105)
    Major Software Items
    • Never Winter Nights
    • Scriptease
    • AutoDesk 3dsMax
    • Photoshop CS4
  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CSC 1-21

    Undergraduate General Purpose Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-21 of the Computing Science Centre is used for a variety of purposes.

    Client Names uc01 ... uc16
    Operating System Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Client Hardware 16 Dell Intel PC's with:
    • Intel i7-2600 3.40 GHz CPUs
    • 8 GB of memory
    • 500 GB hard drive
    • nVidia graphics card
    • Gb ethernet
    • DVD-ROM
    • 22" LCD monitor
    Printers
    Major Software Items
  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CSC 1-59

    Undergraduate PC Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 1-59 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used for our programming languages courses and software processes course.

    Client Names ug01 ... ug34
    Operating System Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Client Hardware 34 Dell Optiplex 990 PCs with:
    • Intel i7-2600 3.40 GHz CPUs
    • 8 GB memory
    • DVD-RW drive
    • 500 GB internal disk (SATA)
    • Intel Gb ethernet card
    • nVidia graphics card
    Printers
    • 1 HP LaserJet 4050N (prn159)
    Major Software Items
    • C
    • C++
    • SICSTUS Prolog
    • gcl
    • CLisp
  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CSC 2-19

    Undergraduate Database and AI Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 2-19 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used for our database and AI courses.

    Client Names ui01 ... ui22
    Operating System Slackware Linux 2.6.32
    Client Hardware Dell Optiplex 755 models with:
    • Intel Duo Core E6750 2.66 GHz processors
    • 4 GB RAM
    • Intel Pro/1000 Gb ethernet
    • Gigabyte GeForce 8600 video card
    • 250 GB SATA II drive
    • DVD-RW drive
    • 22" Viewsonic LCD monitor
    • Integrated sound
    Printers
    • 1 HP LaserJet 4000N (prn219)
    Major Software Items
    • Oracle*
    • C
    • C++
    • SICSTUS Prolog
    • gcl
    • Java 1.4
    • OpenGL

    *ORACLE's DBMS and development tools have been made available to the Department of Computing Science through ORACLE's Academic Alliance Program. This program allows the Department of Computing Science access to all of ORACLE's products for teaching and education purposes. The Department pays a small maintenance cost annually for access to this program. We wish to acknowledge ORACLE's generosity with regards to the Academic Alliance Program and we wish to acknowledge the University of Alberta's Computing and Network Services department for negotiating this program with ORACLE.

  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CSC 2-29

    Undergraduate Robotics Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 2-29 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used for our robotics courses.

    Client Names uk01 ... uk06
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    Client Hardware 6 Dell Pentium P4 machines with:
    • 2.8 GHz Pentium P4 processor
    • 512 MB memory
    • 1.44 MB floppy drive
    • CD-ROM
    • 40 GB IDE hard-drive
    • Integrated Gb ethernet
    • Integrated Intel graphics
    • Integrated sound
    Printers
    Major Software Items
  • Senior Undergrad Lab - CSC 2-35

    Undergraduate Image Processing Laboratory

    **Senior Undergraduate Lab

    The undergraduate laboratory in room 2-35 of the Computing Science Centre is primarily used for multimedia courses.

    Client Names ul01 ... ul10
    Operating System Slackware Linux 2.6.32
    Client Hardware 10 Dell Optiplex 745 PCs with:
    • Intel Duo Core 2.4 GHz E6600 CPUs
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 160 GB internal disk (SATA)
    • nVidia GeForce 7600 GS 256 MB PCI-e graphics card
    • Dell 20" LCD monitors
    • DVD-RW drive
    • FireWire (IEEE 1394) cards and cameras
    Printers
    Major Software Items
    • XVision2
    • Matlab
    • coriander

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Lab Hours of Operation

Undergraduate labs (CSC 105, 121, 125, 129, 153, 159, 167, 219; CAB 311) are open and available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the fall and winter terms. However, the main doors to the various buildings (CAB and CSC) are not controlled by the Department of Computing Science. So while students are free to use the labs at any time during fall and winter terms, the outside doors to the buildings are locked at night and on holidays. Students need to make their own arrangements in these circumstances. It is not the responsibility of the lab admin staff to help students gain access to the buildings when they are locked.

For individual lab schedules, check the room booking system.

What to do if a lab is locked

Sometimes labs which are normally unlocked, are locked. Either labadmin has intentionally locked the lab for maintenance or someone else has accidentally locked it. If labadmin is doing maintenance there will be a notice on the door with an explanation and contact information. In addition if the maintenance is scheduled there will be an email notice sent prior to the closure. If a lab is locked without explanation, please contact the Help Desk and we will try to resolve the problem as quickly as we can.

Normal System Outage Period

During the fall and winter terms students can expect the undergraduate systems to be available on a 24x7 basis except for:

Tuesday evenings from 10:00 pm to midnight

This time period is reserved for system administration functions which include updating the operating system on each workstation and server.  This requires a reboot in some instances.  Students are welcome to use lab machines during this period but they should be aware that the machine they are working on may be rebooted during this period.

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Other Rooms and Room Booking

Meeting, conference, and breakout rooms are available to be reserved by computing faculty, staff and students in both the Computing Science Centre (CSC) and Athabasca Hall (ATH).

Room access is restricted by role. Undergraduates only have access to breakout rooms. Faculty or staff have access to meeting rooms and laboratories. Book a room now.

  • Breakout rooms
    Room Type Room Number Capacity Resources
    Breakout room CSC 1-66 5  
    CSC 2-18 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
    CSC 2-50 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
    CSC 2-62 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
    CSC 3-26 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
    CSC 3-50 5 1 Linux machine, whiteboards, docking port
  • Conference rooms
    Room Type Room Number Capacity Resources
    Conference room CSC 3-33 60 Projector
    CSC 2-59A    
  • Meeting & seminar rooms
    Room Type Room Number Capacity Resources
    Meeting & seminar room CSC 2-15 8 Projector, whiteboards, phone
    CSC 2-49 20 Projector, whiteboards, phone
    CSC 3-49 18 Projector, whiteboards, phone
    ATH 2-52C 12 *Reserved booking, contact exec assistant
    ATH 3-28 8 Whiteboard, phone
    ATH 3-32 12 Projector
    ATH 4-45   *Reserved for defenses & candidacy exams, email gradadmin@cs.ualberta.ca to request this room