department makes use of a mix of computing platforms, with about
three-quarters of our research and instructional computing taking place on
Microsoft's Windows NT operating system and Intel Architecture processors
and the remaining quarter on Unix desktop and back-end servers. We have
benefited greatly over the last year from several major equipment
donations: Microsoft donated 25 400MHz Pentium II systems for an
introductory instructional lab, Intel donated 30 450MHz Pentium II systems
for upper-level instruction, and Intel donated 8 dual-processor Pentium
III systems and two quad-processor Pentium III servers for research. We
have also received a number of donations of Windows CE devices, software,
training, and books from Microsoft Corporation.
In the area of improved and upgraded infrastructure, during the past year, we:
department has over 500 computers ranging from micros to high-end parallel
processing servers, well over a terabyte of on-line disk storage, and a
backbone network based on switched Gigabit Ethernet.
department has a full-time computing facilities staff of eleven. Dean
Krafft serves as director, with programming support provided by Dora
Abdullah, Elly Cramer, Doug Flanagan, Bill Holmes, Orlando Johnson, and
Larry Parmelee; hardware support by John Finley and Bruce Boda; user
consulting support by Alex Gottschalk and Rob Collins; and systems
administration by Cay Wilson. The staff provides full support for all the
operating systems and standard software on our major computing platforms.
addition to the resources directly owned and operated by the department,
computer science students and researchers have access to a number of
university facilities. The university provides extensive campus-wide
networking, based on the TCP/IP protocols and implemented through a
switched Gigabit Ethernet backbone connecting organizational Ethernets.
National and international access is provided by several T3 connections to
NYSERNet and the global Internet. High-speed community access is available
through Time-Warner’s RoadRunner cable modem system.
department operates an undergraduate teaching laboratory of 30
Intel-donated 300MHz Pentium II systems, 20 Intel-donated 180MHz Pentium
systems and 30 Hewlett-Packard-donated 200MHz Pentium Pro systems, all
running Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0. This lab provides support for a wide
range of upper-level undergraduate courses and individual research
projects. Finally, through the Cornell Theory Center and the Program in
Computer Graphics, computer science researchers have access to a wide
range of advanced parallel processing and supercomputer systems as well as
advanced graphics and visualization systems.
following list includes all computing equipment in the Computer Science
Department owned either by Cornell or by the Federal government.
Hardware (not computers)