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CSE Labs in the IST Building.

Penn State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering Instructional Labs

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General Instructional Labs


Lab 218 computers and podium   

218 IST is the CSE Advanced Computing Lab. It houses the following resources:
  • 25 Dell Optiplex 790 Workstations hosting RedHat Linux:
    • Intel Dual Core i5 2400 Processor (3.1GHz, 6M)
    • 8GB DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz
    • P190S 19in HAS Monitor
    • 1GB AMD RADEON HD 6450 display adapter
    • 250GB 7,200 RPM 3.5" SATA, 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive with 8MB Cache
    • HP LaserJet 9050 dtn high speed laser printer 
  • 8 Dell Precision T7500 Workstations hosting RedHat Linux:
    • Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor E5603, 1.6GHz, 4M L3, 4.8GT/s, FPWS T7500
    • 4GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz
    • U2211H 21.5" Flat Panel Display
    • 256MB PCIe x16 NVIDIA NVS 295 display adapter
    • 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 8MB DataBurst Cache
  • Full AV Podium and projection system, including:
    • Business-class projector
    • Combination DVD/VHS player
    • Wireless microphone
    • External VGA and 1/8" audio inputs for laptop
    • Closed Caption decoder
  • Room-length chalkboards
  • Voice over IP telephone
This facility is generally available 24 hours a day to all CSE major Undergraduate and Graduate Students and all students taking a CSE Class taught by CSE faculty and needed for the major. However, note that specific courses may reserve exclusive use of the facility during scheduled times.   Check with your instructor for details.  Also note posted schedules on the door and in the labs.  An active PSU ID card is required for entry at all times, and for building entry at night and on weekends. 


  Podium in the 220 Lab.    Computers in the 220 lab.


220 IST is the CSE Windows Computing Lab. It houses the following resources (access to this lab is limited - for details see 220 Access Policy):
  • 45 Dell OptiPlex 7440 AIO workstations running Windows 10:
    • Intel Core i5 CPU
    • 16GB  memory
    • Hybrid SATA HDD
    • 23" display
  • HP LaserJet 9050 dtn high speed laser printer
  • Full AV Podium and projection system, including:
    • Dell OptiPlex 960
    • Business-class projector
    • Combination DVD/VHS player
    • Wireless microphone
    • External VGA and 1/8" audio inputs for laptop
    • Closed Caption decoder
  • Room-length chalkboards
  • Whiteboard
  • Voice over IP telephone
  • Available Software
 
This facility is available 24 hours a day to all students with courses assigned to this lab (check with your instructor), all CSE graduate students and all CMPSC/CMPEN majors. An active PSU ID card is required for entry at all times, and for building entry at night and on weekends. It is reservable for course-related functions.

Please be considerate and do not attempt to cohabit the lab with a class.

Computers in the 222 lab.         

 222 IST is a teaching lab that is re-purposed on a semester basis.  Access to this lab is restricted to specific courses as determined by CSE administration and curriculum committee.



Restricted Labs



116 IST is the Digital Design Lab for CMPEN 271. It houses the following resources:
  • 12 Workstations each consisting of:
    • Logic Analyzer / Windows PC
    • Oscilloscope
    • Multimeter (available as a check-out item)
    • Power supply
  • HP LaserJet 4250 printer
  • DataIO Chip Burner
This facility is available to students enrolled in CMPEN 270 (CMPEN 297B) and CMPEN 271. 


117 IST is the CMPSC 483W. It houses the following resources:

  • 11 Dell OptiPlex running Windows 7 and RedHat
  • HP LaserJet 4300 printer
  • Lockheed Martin Flight Simulator
This facility is available 24 hours a day to students enrolled in CMPSC 483W. An active PSU ID card is required for entry at all times, and for building entry at night and on weekends.


118 IST is the CSE Hardware Design Lab. It houses the following resources:
  • 16 Dell Optiplex Workstations
  • HP Logic Analyzer / Oscilloscope, Waveform Generator, and Power Supply with each workstation
  • HP LaserJet 4350 printer
This facility is available 24 hours a day to students enrolled in CMPEN 473. An active PSU ID card is required for entry at all times, and for building entry at night and on weekends.


119 IST is the CSE Senior Design Lab. It houses the following resources:
  • 1 Dell Optiplex running Windows 7
  • HP LaserJet 4250 printer
  • Electronics, materials and tools necessary for robotics projects
This facility is available 24 hours a day to students enrolled in CMPEN 482W. An active PSU ID card is required for entry at all times, and for building entry at night and on weekends.
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