Computing Facilities

3.1

.............................................................................Facilities for Faculty and Graduate Students

3.2

......................................................................................Facilities for Undergraduate Teaching

3.3

............................................................................................................Electronic Mailing Lists

3.4

....................................................................................................................Laser Printer Fee

3.1 Facilities for Faculty and Graduate Students

Departmental computers for the use of faculty members and graduate students are housed in N604. The Department has dedicated servers (Pascal and Vector), and some machines specialized for research use (fisher and dataminer). Before using any of these facilities for the first time, please contact the Systems Administrator, x66236. Faculty members who experience any defects should immediately report to the Systems Administrator or to Anna Cavaliere such problems. Requests for new equipment are directed to the Departmental Computer Coordinator, Gene Denzel (N615, x66086,lezned@yorku.ca) and discussed by the Computer Users Committee.

Staff members who experience any problems with the York Card should report immediately to Anna Cavaliere who will get in touch with Academic Technology Support Group (ATSG).


3.2 Facilities for Undergraduate Teaching

The departmental facility for undergraduate teaching is the Gauss Lab (also known as the Senior Computer Lab) in S110 and serves upper-level undergraduate courses for Mathematics/Statistics/Applied Math/ITEC students. Students and faculty need a York Card for access to this lab, which has been equipped with high-end pentium machines running windows 95 (and possibly linux). The machines will have local versions of SPLUS, MAPLE, and MSOffice, plus X-access to various servers (Gauss, Pascal, phoenix). See Peter Song (N636, x33980) if you wish to have access for yourself or for your class.

Among central computing facilities offered on campus for undergraduate teaching are a general email server, a cluster of unix servers for academic computing (including SAS, SPLUS, MAPLE, and the usual compilers), some science-related labs in Petrie and Steacie (Maxwell and Jupiter) which can be used for applied mathematics, and an assortment of general purpose microcomputer laboratories housed in the Steacie Science Building. These are all networked to the same server, named ACADLABS, which contains software that is used by many courses; in particular, it has SPSS, SAS, MAPLE, GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD, MSOFFICE.

The equipment in the labs is as follows (although it is regularly being upgraded):

107A 36 workstations (a mix of new mac's and pc's)

107B 36 workstations (high-end windows machines)

These two labs are teaching labs and can be booked by sending email to: ccslabs@yorku.ca

128 37 workstations (6 Dell Pentium 133; 29 486DEC LPWin95)

014 75 workstations (19 Dell Pentium 133; 31 486DEC LP/486DEC LPv+/486 Micro ExpressWin95; 20 Mac SE, 5 Mac 6100MacOS 7.1)

The labs are all open 24 hours a day and you do not need a card to access them, but you do need a Steacie Labs ACADLAB account (you can use MAYA to activate one). Instructors who wish to incorporate a computer component into their courses should arrange to obtain a personal account on the ACADLABS server from Computing and Communications Services (CCS) (ccsaccts@yorku.ca). If there is need for special software (or new versions of existing software) to be available from the Steacie machines, this should be discussed with CCS Micro Support well in advance of the start of the academic year.

 

3.3 Electronic mailing lists

There are a growing number of electronic mailing lists in the department to help you reach your audience easily. For example, a message can be sent to all members of the department (at least those who read electronic mail) by sending it to: everyone@mathstat.yorku.ca. Other lists include:

admin@mathstat.yorku.ca: staff and academic administrators

council@mathstat.yorku.ca: voting members of the department

exec@mathstat.yorku.ca: department executive committee

grads@mathstat.yorku.ca: graduate students in the department

stats@mathstat.yorku.ca: people with an interest in statistics (both in and out of the department)

teachers@mathstat.yorku.ca: people currently teaching in the department

jobs@mathstat.yorku.ca: provides a listing of jobs available in the areas of mathematics

Anyone can send a message to one of these lists. You can have your name added to some lists by sending a request to Susan, srainey@yorku.ca, who will subscribe you to the list you have stated.


3.4 Laser Printer fee

Laser printers are available in N604 for the use of faculty and graduate students. Please see Fruma, N520, for paper. Currently, we are not charging any laser printer fees but this may change in the near future.


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