Graduate Catalog 2000 - 2002

  
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Facilities for Advanced Studies and Research
 

Office of Information Technology (OIT)
   The Office of Information Technology is comprised of a diverse group of people working to meet the technological needs of the campus community. The four major components of OIT are Academic Computing Services (ACS), Business Computing Services (BCS), Campus Network Services (CNS) and Computer Operations & Services (COS).
   Academic Computing Services provides computing resources for campus-wide research and student instructional activities. Computing resources provided by ACS include six student computer labs, accounts on centralized systems that provide access to compilers, programming tools, utilities, e-mail, telnet, file transfer protocol, and Web access, on-line documentation, and IT professionals to provide assistance to students, faculty and staff.
   ACS' six on-campus computer labs are located in the Business Building, Central Library, Fine Arts Building, Nedderman Hall, Ransom Hall and University Hall. The Ransom Hall Computer Learning Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This three-story computing facility is networked with Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers and provides color and grayscale laser printing, color flatbed scanners and teaching classrooms. The Business Computing Facility provides IBM-compatible PC systems, color and grayscale laser printing, and teaching classrooms. The Fine Arts Computing Facility provides Macintosh computers and grayscale printing. The Library Computing Facility provides networked Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers, dot matrix printing, color and grayscale laser printing, a color flatbed scanner and teaching classrooms. The Nedderman Hall Computing Facility provides networked IBM-compatible PCs, SUN Solaris client workstations, NCD X-Windows systems, and dot matrix and laser printers. The University Hall Computing Facility provides networked IBM-compatible PC systems, dot matrix and laser printers, and teaching classrooms.
   ACS supports both large, centralized computing resources as well as distributed client/server computing. The large centralized resources consist of:

  1. An SGI Origin 2000, with sixteen R10000 processors for parallel process applications, 4GB of memory, and 153GB of disk space, runs IRIX 6.5 and scientific application software. This system, called RESEARCH, is dedicated exclusively for UTA's researchers.

  2. A Compaq AlphaServer 4000 5/400, with two 21164 Alpha Processors, 1GB of memory, and 74GB of RAID disk space, runs Compaq Tru64 UNIX, various compilers, programming tools, utilities, database management systems, statistical packages/libraries, and provides network connectivity to the Internet. This system, called OMEGA, supports both teaching and research activities. OMEGA accounts are available upon request for U.T. Arlington students, faculty and staff.

  3. A Sun Ultra Enterprise 3000, with two 250MHZ UltraSPARC processors, 2GB of memory, and 114GB of RAID disk space, runs Sun Solaris 2.6, a SYSTEM V based UNIX operating system. This system, called GAMMA2, acts as a computer and/or print/file server for teaching and research purposes, provides

          programming tools, libraries, utilities,
          engineering application software and full
          network connectivity to the Internet.
          GAMMA2 accounts are available upon
          request for U.T. Arlington students,
          faculty and staff.

  1. A Compaq AlphaServer 1000A, with one 21164 5/500 MHz Alpha Processor, 1GB of memory, and 63GB of disk space, runs OpenVMS, various compilers, programming tools, utilities, provides excellent connectivity to the Internet, and supports a large number of interactive and batch users. This system, called UTARLG, supports both teaching and research activities. UTARLG accounts are available upon request for U.T. Arlington students, faculty and staff.

  2. An SGI Origin 200 with two R10000 processors, 384MB of Memory and 108GB of disk space runs IRIX 6.5 and SGI's MediaServer software. This system is dedicated for distance learning at U.T. Arlington.

  3. A SUN Ultra 1 Model 170, with 512MB of memory and 18GB of disk space, runs Sun Solaris 2.6. This system serves as UTA's Campus-Wide Information Server.

  4. A SUN Ultra 1 Model 140, with 96MB of memory and 10GB of disk spaces, runs Sun Solaris 2.7. This system serves as UTA's on-line course (WebCT ) Server.


   The distributed client/server environment supports thousands of computers located on the desktops of UTA's faculty and staff offices as well as in the student computer labs. Distributed client/server resources consists of:

  1. A SUN Solaris server and 41 Solaris clients. The client stations are SUN Ultra 1 Model 170E with one 167MHZ UltraSPARC processor, 128MB of memory, 3D graphics card, and 2GB of disk space. These client stations run Solaris 2.6 operating system.

  2. Two Compaq AlphaServer 4100s, with four 21164 Alpha Processors, 512MB of memory, and 100GB of RAID disk space, run Windows-NT Server 4.0. The two AlphaServers, closely clustered with fault tolerance capabilities, serve as print/file and application server to hundreds of Macintosh computers and Windows-NT workstations for student instructional purposes.

  3. Three HP Netserver LH Pentium Intel servers and one Compaq Prioris server, running Windows-NT server operating systems 4.0, serve as print/file and application servers to Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers located in ACS-supported computing facilities.

  4. Many IBM Netfinity and Compaq Prioris servers run Windows-NT 4.0 to serve as Exchange, SQL, SMS, and print/file servers. Together, these servers support the University's e-mail, and desktop and departmental applications.

   One of Campus Network Services' major responsibilities is to provide a high-speed data network within the U.T. Arlington campus as well as interconnections to major regional, national and international networks (e.g. Internet, THEnet, etc.).
   Additional information about OIT's computers, network, and student computing facilities, as well as access to documentation and staff consultants is available at the Computing Services Help Desk on the first floor of the Central Library. All OIT labs and resources are available to current U.T. Arlington students, faculty and staff.

 
Graduate Catalog 2000 - 2002

  
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