COVID-19 Update - the public labs listed below will be closed for in-person use until further notice. You can still use the machines remotely via ssh keys. Information on setting up ssh keys can be found on our documentation page.

The staff maintain several instructional computing laboratories in GDC which are open to students in the department. You must have a UTCS account to access the machines in these labs. The labs are open to CS students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except on holidays.  All CS students are eligible for an account, as are non-CS majors who are enrolled in a qualifying class. An account can be requested here. NOTE: Only CS majors have access to the building after hours on weekdays (after 10pm and before 7am) and on weekends. Non-CS majors with a CS account will not be able to use the labs at those times.

List of public UNIX hosts and their status

Remote login machines

In addition to the public machines in the labs, there are several machines running Ubuntu Linux set up for remote access only. They are as follows:

Group Description Command to run to get a list
Gilligan's Island - 7 64-bit machines named after Gilliagan's Island characters cshosts gilligan64

The UTCS public labs

GDC 3.302

Located on the third floor of GDC, this lab has 85 stations with machines running Ubuntu Linux and 4 machines running Windows 7 Enterprise. There are 3 printers located in this room, lw301 and lw303 (for printing from Linux) and a microlab printer (for printing from Windows).

GDC 1.310

Located in the basement of GDC, this lab has 50 stations, each with two machines - one running Ubuntu Linux and the other running Windows 7 Enterprise, with a button to switch between the two. There are two printers located in this room, lw27 (for printing from Linux) and a microlab printer (for printing from Windows).

GDC 2.506

Teaching Lab, located all the way to the East end of the North building of GDC. It has 26 stations with two machines each, one running Windows 7 and one running Ubuntu Linux, with a button to switch between the two. This lab is used for classes.