Computing Labs

The Computing and Information Sciences department has four public computing labs, the robotics lab, a lab for Ph.D. students, and multiple research groups with labs, and a server laboratory. All of these facilities are housed in Nichols Hall. In addition to these facilities, Computing and Network Services (CNS) also has a public computing lab.

Public Laboratories

Last update: October 22, 2013

Lab

# of Machines

Operating Systems

Description

N016

8

Windows 7

GTA Room with 8 general purpose computers and a public printer

N021

41

Windows/Linux

This classroom and lab contains 24 Sun Ray 2FS thin clients, and 16 Sun Ray 3+ thin clients, plus one for an instructor. The CIS department uses this lab for some of our courses including CIS 101, 102, and 103. These machines present 3 login choices, CIS Windows (a connection to the CIS Windows Terminal server using a CIS Login and Password), eID Windows (a connection to a CTS Windows terminal Server using an eID and password) and CIS Linux (an XDMCP session to the cislinux shell server using a CIS Login and password)

N022

15

Windows 7

This a general-purpose Windows lab. These machines have various hardware configurations.

N126

8

Windows 7

This a general-purpose Windows lab and classroom.

N128

17

Linux

This is our Linux laboratory. The machines are Intel i5 2500-K (3.30 GHz, 4-core) PCs with 8GB RAM running Ubuntu Linux.

N122

16

Windows 7

These machines have been customized for graphics and gaming courses. They are Intel Core i7, 16GB Ram each

Data Center

The CIS Data Center houses a large number of administrative servers, student and faculty servers, and BeoCat, our high performance computing cluster.

Last update: August 17, 2011

Hostname

Aliases

OS

Shell Access

Services

Description

F/S [1]

St [2]

aspen

Linux

No

No

Ganeti VM Cluster

This server provides Ganeti services for systems use. Several servers used by the department are hosted here as virtual machines.

barracuda

selfserv

Linux

No

No

SELFSERV

This is the SelfServ server.

blazer

awstats

Linux

No

No

Provides analysis of traffic on the department web server using awstats.

cherokee

Linux

No

No

Ganeti VM Cluster

This server provides Ganeti services for systems use. Several servers used by the department are hosted here as virtual machines.

chieftain

projects

Linux

No

No

gForge

This is the department's project management server. It is currently running gForge AS 5.71.

coronado

file server

Linux

No

No

NFS, DRDB

The department fileserver. THis can be access at files.cis.ksu.edu

conquest

mail smtp imap pop

Linux

No

No

SMTP IMAP POP

This is the department's internal mail server. This serves mail only for internal routing and long-term archival.

cougar

cislinux

Linux

Yes

yes

ssh

Public-access shell server, available to all CIS users

crossfire

Linux

Yes

Yes [3]

VMware

The purpose of this server is to provide VMware services required by some classes, such as Cybersecurity for testing and other experimentation.

desoto

mirror

Linux

No

No

Local Ubuntu mirror host. Updated every 4 hrs.

durango

Linux

No

No

Ganeti VM Cluster

This server provides Ganeti services for systems use. Several servers used by the department are hosted here as virtual machines.

falcon

cups

Linux

No

No

CUPS

This is the Linux print server. All Linux computers send print jobs to this system.

firebird

dhcp

Linux

No

No

DHCP

Department DHCP server. Any machine that plugs into the physical network will get assigned an address from this server.

grant.w2k

Windows 2003

No

No

DeepFreeze

This server is used for the management of the DeepFreeze security software that is used by Windows lab workstations.

hawk

phpmyadmin

Linux

No

No

PHPMyAdmin

Web interface for CIS users to interact with their MySQL databases.

javelin

dns-2

Linux

No

No

DNS

Secondary DNS server for the department.

journey

mysql

Linux

No

No

MySQL

This machine is the MySQL server allowing TCP connections from any host on the K-State network

kennedy.w2k

connect

Windows 2003

No

No

Adobe Connect Pro

Used for remote collaboration, including meetings, classes, etc.

lincoln.w2k

Windows 2003

No

No

Active Directory

This is the department's secondary authentication server. It provides failover auth services to both Windows and Linux workstations

polara

people

Linux

No

No

Apache

This is the webserver for individuals (students, faculty, and staff) and research groups such as Santos, MACR, KDD, ACM, and various projects.

solstice

dns-1

Linux

No

No

DNS

This server provides primary DNS for the department.

sunfire

support

Linux

No

No

Department support wiki.

torino

PXE

Linux

No

No

PXE

This is the departmetn PXE server to install images over the network

vanburen.w2k

Windows 2003

No

No

WTS

This is the Window Terminal Server used by the thin clients in the N16 classroom lab.

viper

cislinux

Linux

Yes

yes

ssh

Public-access shell server, available to all CIS users

washington.w2k

Windows 2003

No

No

Active Directory

This is the department's primary authentication server. It provides auth services to both Windows and Linux workstations

wildfire

www

Linux

No

No

Apache

Primary webserver for the department.

[1] **F/S**: General faculty and staff are permitted to access this machine directly. If neither faculty/staff nor students are permitted, the machine is only accessible by the systems staff.

[2] **St**: Students are permitted to access this machine directly.

[3] Only students currently enrolled in a course or active on a project requiring access to VMware will be granted access to this server.

[4] Graduate or honor students creating projects requiring an ASP.NET server may request access to this system by making a help request.

BeoCat Computing Cluster

BeoCat is the name of K-State's beowulf cluster. This cluster contains over 100 nodes contributed by Computing and Information Sciences, Physics, and other departments. Contact Dr. Daniel Andresen if you would like additional information concerning these systems. The official BeoCat page can be found here.

Robotics Laboratory

The laboratory in Nichols 24 houses a number of robots, support workstations, and laptops. This lab is heavily used by the Software Engineering Project courses for presentations and other projects.