Data Engineering Laboratory (DEL)

Data Engineering Laboratory (DEL)

The Data Engineering Laboratory (DEL) is located on the second floor of the Mathematics Building in room 212 and is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. DEL (pronounced dell) is specifically tailored for courses related to Databases and Data Analysis. The Data Engineering Laboratory is mainly used for database related courses, and CSCI 1000, which is an introductory course in computer literacy. See the table below for a full listing of undergraduate classes potentially taught in this instructional lab.

List of Undergraduate Computer Science courses taught in DEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Undergraduate Computer Science courses taught in DEL 

DEL contains thirty-two thin clients networked to the department’s dedicated control room. Students use their university credentials to login to a remote environment running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, which is configured with a vast assortment of commercial and open source software applications, a selection of which is highlighted in the table below.

Software Highlights Accessible from the DEL thin clients

Software Highlights Accessible from the DEL thin clients     

All software within the instructional lab is openly available to Computer Science students and is selected based upon consultation with professional developers and researchers. The department’s IT Director maintains this lab, and has full administrative privileges over these powerful workstations, allowing the department to easily install new software when necessary. These are thin clients capable of accessing remote hardware. A detailed list of the available hardware resources is provided in the table below:

DEL thin clients’ accessible hardware resources

 

 

 

DEL thin clients’ accessible hardware resources 

When NSSAL is not occupied for courses, the room is open and available to computer science students working on IA coursework twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

DEL is equipped with a High Definition, multimedia projector permanently installed onto the ceiling. At 3500 lumens, this projector allows bright, clear presentations even in well-lit environments. Whiteboards cover fifty percent of the wall space, offering plenty of writing area for students and instructors. Outdoor windows fill another twenty-five percent of the lab’s wall space, which provide ample, natural lighting. The easternmost wall doubles as the projector’s screen and a writing space as it contains a whiteboard. This allows instructors the flexibility to write, draw, and interact upon projected images.  For lab instructors, there’s a dedicated pod positioned in the front of the lab, equipped with a thin client attached to the projector via VGA, with an additional video connection available for an auxiliary laptop. 

Instructors pod in DEL

Instructor’s pod in DEL 

When DEL is not occupied for courses or workshops, the room is open and available to Computer Science students as a public computer lab.