Labs

Thayer School Computer Labs

Computing Services operates several labs around our facility:

  • M210 MacLean, contains 30 Windows computers for general purpose academic and research use.

    In the M210 and G13 labs only, user's Desktop, My Documents, and Application Data folders are stored in their ThayerFS home directories. This provides a convenient way to allow the common local storage points, bookmarks, and application settings to follow the user regardless of which M210 lab computer they log on to. Other system settings and preferences are not portable.

  • 218 Cummings, contains
    • 8 Linux systems for general purpose academic and research use.

      The Linux lab computers mount the user's home directory to their ThayerFS home. This provides a portable user environment across all the Linux lab computers.

    • 2 Windows computers with Scanners
    • 2 Mac OS X computers with video editing and DVD burning capabilities.
  • 222 Cummings, Electronics Instruction Lab contains 9 Windows computers for academic use
  • 221 Cummings, the Digital Instruction Lab contains 7 Windows computers for academic use
  • G13 Cummings, the CAD Lab contains 9 Windows computers for academic and research CAD use

    In the M210 and G13 labs only, user's Desktop, My Documents, and Application Data folders are stored in their ThayerFS home directories. This provides a convenient way to allow the common local storage points, bookmarks, and application settings to follow the user regardless of which M210 lab computer they log on to. Other system settings and preferences are not portable.

  • G11 Cummings, Electronics Instruction Lab contains 9 Windows computers for academic use
  • Great Hall in Cummings, 4 Mac OS X computers, these are limited to e-mail,web browsing and MS Office

Use your NetID and password to log into Thayer School lab computers.

Computing/MATLAB TAs are frequently on-duty in M210 or 218 Cummings for help using the lab computers, software, and resources.

Lab Usage and Policies

The primary purpose of the public computer labs and equipment is to support the academic needs of Thayer students, faculty, and staff. Only authorized Thayer users are permitted to use the public computers and labs.

Faculty can reserve labs for class purposes. These uses take precedence over unscheduled uses. You can reserve our labs using the online room reservation system. Click on "Thayer Engineering School WebViewer", click on "Laboratories" on the right, and pick the room/time(s) you wish to reserve.

Though non-academic, personal use of the computers - such as web browsing, IM, DarTV, etc. - is not forbidden, please note that academic use takes highest priority. During busy times you may be asked to give up a computer if you are not using it for academic purposes.

Because the lab computers need to remain available for public use, long-term unattended use, locking, or reserving of workstations is not permitted unless authorized in advance. If you need to run long-term simulations or computations, please email computing@thayer.dartmouth.edu to discuss alternative options.

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