Over the winter break, CTS replaced computers in a few locations.
The Mahar 210 PC (Windows) lab machines were replaced with brand new Dell Optiplex 7010 computers. This lab had some of our oldest machines on campus. You should see some performance improvements logging in and then using software that requires more processing than a standard web browser application. It has the same number of machines as before, twenty-five including the instructor machine. This room is used during the day as a teaching classroom and then becomes an open access lab starting at 6pm.
The Penfield Library 24 Hour Room also had machines replaced. It previously had (19) Windows computers and (3) SunRay machines for Computer Science. The Windows computers have been replaced with new Dell Optiplex 7010 computers. The (3) SunRay computers were no longer needed and in its place are (3) iMacs to give the facility some diversity especially during the early morning hours.
The Penfield Library general access lab in room 100A had its (10) iMacs upgraded to newer ones. They have the same set of software as before.
In addition to the above replacements, many machines were cleaned over break. This included keyboard, mice and monitors in many of the labs on campus as well as the kiosk machines in the Campus Center.
Thanks to CTS professional staff and to our student workers for the work required to make these improvements.
Please check out the CTS Computer Lab Hours for when the above facilities are available for use.