Locations of CAEN Labs with the newest computers

Approximately 250 new HP Z2 computers were installed in CAEN computer labs and learning centers over the Summer. These computers are configured with additional memory, better graphics, and a more powerful CPU:

  • CPU: Intel Xeon E-2136 6C 80W
  • RAM: 32 GB (2×16 GB) DDR4 2666 UDIMM NECC
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4 GB (4)mDP GFX
  • Disk: SSD 512 GB Z Turbo Drive 2280 TLC
  • Combination of Small and Mini Form Factor case sizes

These are the locations where the new computers are installed:

 


Moves and changes to CAEN computer labs

EECS 1230 has been moved to EECS 2420

In order to create a new first floor classroom in the EECS Atrium, the CAEN Lab formerly located in EECS 1230 has been relocated to EECS 2420.

The new EECS 2420 CAEN Lab has received a complete renovation with all new carpet, paint, furniture, and computers. In addition to traditional lab seating for access to computers, it offers two reservable student team collaboration areas, as well as lounge seating.

CSRB 2230

The CAEN Lab in CSRB 2230 has been completely and totally renovated.

The renovation included the removal of the raised floor, new carpet and paint, a new instructor’s station at the front of the room, and several large flat panel monitors on the side walls. This lab is one of many that continue to be upgraded and renovated each year.

 


Shapiro CAEN Lab to be renovated and expanded over Spring Break

The CAEN Lab in Shapiro B000 will undergo renovations, and be closed from February 25 until March 11, 2019. Most of the renovations are being scheduled during Spring Break to minimize disruption. After the renovations, the number of computers will increase to 50. The renovations will include an expanded space with new modern furniture and chairs, as well as new carpet and paint. The new furniture will feature both conventional and sit-stand workspaces, and will have a mix of collaborative and individual workspaces with some acoustic and visual privacy.

 


Locations of the newest computers in CAEN Labs

Approximately 220 new HP Z2 computers will be installed during this Fall term, in the following CAEN student computer labs and learning centers:

  • Duderstadt Center
  • IOE G610
  • NAME 134
  • Pierpont B521

The new computers will have the following specifications:

  • Combination of Small and Mini Form Factor case sizes
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 6C 65W
  • RAM: 16 GB (2×8 GB) DDR4 2666 NECC
  • Graphics: GFX NVIDIA Quadro 4 GB P1000 mDP(4)
  • Disk: SSD 512 GB Z Turbo Drive 2280 TLC

Approximately 20 HP Z38c 37.5” LED monitors (the largest individual displays in a CAEN Lab so far) will be installed as they arrive over the Fall term in:

  • Duderstadt Center
  • FXB B085

 


Changes to the EECS 4440 & Duderstadt Center computer labs

There have been some changes to two popular CAEN student computer labs this year.

The newly renovated EECS 4440 computer lab is now a multi-use facility. It is a 36-seat flexible active learning classroom, that features five multi-seat collaborative stations with CAEN computers. The collaborative stations are available for drop-in use by students when the facility is not being used for course instruction.

The Duderstadt Center 3rd floor (Southwest area) is undergoing a large renovation, which is expected to be completed by October 5. This space will have new furniture, featuring sit/stand benching, as well as collaborative tables. It will also include 50 new CAEN lab computers, and areas for charging personal laptops and devices.

 


CAEN Shapiro Lab to get more computers and new furniture during Winter term

The CAEN Shapiro Lab will be expanded from 42 to 56 computers as soon as possible during the Winter term. This change will likely happen before Spring Break – we are currently waiting on the installation of more work tables and a network switch. We are also evaluating other possible Shapiro Lab enhancements for the future, including new furniture and chair upgrades.

 


CoE Classroom & CAEN Lab entrance display pilot

CAEN is piloting new College of Engineering (CoE) classroom and CAEN computer lab entrance information displays in select locations. Data and feedback from the pilot will help guide the final version of the interface. (Click images below to enlarge)

CoE Classroom Entrance Display
CoE Classroom Entrance Display

For CoE classrooms, the entrance information displays will show:

  • A quick glance of the room status to see if it is available (green) or reserved (red)
  • Current and future scheduled classes and events
  • A weekly view for the classroom schedule
  • A list that will show classroom availability in the same building, or around the College
  • A feature to search the next 10 days of the schedule by class, department, or room
CAEN Lab Entrance Display
CAEN Lab Entrance Display

For CAEN computer labs, the entrance information displays will show:

  • Whether or not the lab is currently reserved
  • Any future reservations for the lab that day
  • Current number of open computer stations for the lab
  • A scrollable list of open computer stations in other CAEN computer labs
  • Important CAEN Service Status messages
  • An interactive button to “Report a Problem”

 

Students who have interacted with these displays are welcome to contact CAEN with any feedback or suggestions for improvement.

 


Locations of CAEN Labs with the newest computers

250 new HP Z240 computers have been installed into the following CAEN computers labs and learning centers for start of the Fall 2017 term:

  • Beyster 1637
  • Chrysler 273
  • Duderstadt Center 3S
  • Duderstadt Center 3SW
  • EECS 2331
  • FXB B085
  • GGBL 2502
  • GGBL 2517
  • Shapiro B000

The new computers have the following specifications:

  • Small Form Factor (SFF) design
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz (up to 4.2 GHz) 8M 4C SFF CPU
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2400 nECC (2×8 GB) Unbuffered RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro P600 2 GB GDDR5
  • Disk: Samsung NVMe 512 PCIe SSD

Approximately 75 Samsung CH890 Series C34H890WJN 34” LED monitors (3440 x 1440 WQHD) will be deployed separately into the following locations when they arrive later in September/October:

  • EECS 1230
  • EECS 4440
  • FXB B085
  • Duderstadt Center

GFL 224 facility re-opened

GFL 224 has re-opened as both a College of Engineering 50-seat flexible classroom and a CAEN collaborative-style lab. The 12 collaborative stations can be used when the facility is not reserved for classroom use.

The CAEN lab in GFL 224 originally opened a number of years ago to primarily provide a location for the Mechanical Engineering (ME) department to teach several of their design courses in a computer lab setting. When it wasn’t reserved for classroom use, it was available as a traditional CAEN lab and the computers were set up in an individual-oriented seating style. The ME design courses were then moved from GFL 224 to the recently renovated G.G. Brown building in the Fall. Once that happened, the College Administration reviewed the function of GFL 224 and the facility was changed to what it is today to better serve the College needs.

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