The Department of Computing and Information Technology (DCIT) has numerious labs and facilities for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff members.
DCIT Data Center
To accommodate for the numerous ICT research projects the data centre has been recently equipped with three newly acquired Dell PE R710 servers, each with 40 GB RAM for virtualisation of projects. The existing Dell PE 6800 servers will still be used as special project servers. The data center also has 10 servers donated by Microsoft for HPC research. Each server consists of two 2GHz Xeon processors and 8GB RAM. The servers will be used in demonstrating Microsoft HPC technologies for research and teaching.
Computer Science Undergraduate Labs
The DCIT computer science laboratory actually consists of three labs each separated by a wooden partition. The third computer lab has been renovated to produce a postgraduate computer lab, namely Lab 3.
The other two labs Lab 1 and Lab 2 provide an up to date facility for teaching and practical work.
Computer Lab 1 comprises of:
- 23 Dell 9030 All In One (AIO) Workstations, each with 16GB RAM, a Core i7 CPU and equipped with a 23-inch touchscreen.
- 13 Dell 990 small form factor (SFF) Workstations, each with 8GB RAM and a Core i7 CPU.
- 3 Dell XPS 630i Workstations, each with 4GB RAM and an Intel Petium 4 CPU.
- 51 Dell 9030 All In One (AIO) Workstations, each with 16GB RAM, a Core i7 CPU and equipped with a 23-inch touchscreen.
To logon to machines in the lab use your id number and password. Initially your password will be your date of birth in the form yyyymmdd. You will be prompted to change your password on first logon.
MSCIT Projects Lab
Walk-in Lab for students from the Department of Computing and Information Technology and from the Depratment of Mathematics and Statistics.