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Computer Labs at Courant

The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences maintains computer labs where anyone with a valid Courant account can use any one of the many Linux or Windows machines located in these rooms.

Rooms 229 and 230, in Warren Weaver Hall, currently contain 25 desktop computers running Linux and 8 PCs running Windows. There is also a printer in each of these labs.  In addtion, room 230 is set up with a projector, so the lab, with its 16 Linux computers, can be reserved for instructional purposes as demand allows. To inquire about using this room for a class or other event, please send mail to helpdesk@cims.nyu.edu.

Note: These labs are restricted to people who have CIMS accounts. Your general NYU NetID does not enable you to access these machines. Please see the accounts section for information on obtaining an account and account eligibility.For information on computer labs available for access by the general NYU population, visit the ITS Computer Lab site.


Please observe the following guidelines in consideration of others:

  • Do not lock the screen for long periods of time
  • Don't leave the premises without logging out
  • Please refrain from eating and drinking while in the labs.
  • Please converse quietly so as not to disturb other users
  • If there is any kind of accident, or you discover damaged or non-functional equipment, PLEASE contact the staff immediately by sending mail to helpdesk@cims.nyu.edu

Also, try to avoid leaving your belongings unattended as the Courant systems staff is not responsible for personal items.


Linux

All the labs contain Linux machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Sometimes a lab may be reserved for class meetings. In that event, notices will be posted on the walls regarding reserved time slots.

The Linux desktops also provide access to the Windows Virtual Lab that allows users to run Windows specific software while using a Linux desktop.

For further information on Linux usage, please look at the CIMS Linux Platform Information.

Windows

The labs have several Windows XP machines. When you login to any CIMS Windows PC, including those in the labs, your home directory will be automatically mounted to the Windows machine, and should be accessible as the Z: drive. To access the Z: drive, open My Computer and you will see an icon with the correct label. Any information placed on any of the other drives will be lost, so users should take care not to save any files except on the Z: drive.

Please note that the lab Windows machines are not meant for student computing assignments, except in cases where specific Windows-only software is required for a particular course. Course-related computing should be done using the Unix platforms (Linux or Solaris). Because Unix is the primary platform for Courant's users, these lab machines are generally intended for use by people who occasionally need to work in Windows.

The Linux desktops also provide access to the Windows Virtual Lab that allows users to run Windows specific software while using a Linux desktop.

For further information on Windows usage, please look at the CIMS Windows Platform Information.

Windows Virtual Lab

The Linux desktops also provide access to the Windows Virtual Lab that allows users to run Windows specific software while using a Linux desktop.