PB194093-Orig-1024x768As a student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, you have numerous additional resources available to you. ** Please note, many of these resources  are only available from on-campus or while running an OpenVPN session. These include:

  • Department Facilities: Our department operates on our own VLAN, utilizing our own infrastructure and workstation configurations. For more detailed information, please visit the Facilities section of our site.
  • Google Apps for Education: As part of the department, you now have a Gmail account which is part of our domain. As part of this program, you have access to email, chat, shared calenders, and much more. Additionally, you have an Google Drive account with unlimited online storage. Your initial login credentials for your Google Apps account is the same as the one used to access the departmental machines. The one big difference, you keep you Google Apps account for as long as you are active. For additional information, check out the Google Apps tutorials.
  • Microsoft Imagine**: (Formerly know as Dreamspark) This is a Microsoft program which supports technical education by providing software for students, faculty and computer labs. Using this resource, students in our department can download Microsoft software packages such as Windows Servers, Visual Studio, Microsoft operating systems and more.
  • VMware Academic Program**: This is a VMware program which provides one year licenses to their various virtualization products including vCenter, ESXi, Fusion and Workstation.
  • Tech Talks: Dr. Briggs has led many instructional sessions of various technologies that are used either in our department or in the industry. Topics range from the Andrew File System (AFS) to LaTeX.
  • ACM Digital Library**: The digital library provided by the Association for Computing Machinery. You can use this resource to access technical journals and academic papers.
  • Microsoft Office 365: All students of Shippensburg University are eligible for a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus during their time as students. This suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook and OneNote.
  • MobilePrint: Using this web-based utility, students have access to all the campus printers from any devices, including the computers in the CS&E labs. For directions, please review THIS documentation.
  • Technical Support: We have dedicated support personnel for providing assistance beyond what the University’s student help desk can provide. If you need assistance getting software running, have issues with your personal machine, need assistance with your departmental accounts, or simply want to try something extreme. Stop by MCT152 and ask for help.
  • Pre-Configured Software: There may be times that you will need the software we use in our labs when you are away from them. To make sure you are using compatible software configuration, we offer a number of different software packages as downloads. Simply download, unzip and run.
  • OpenVPN: There may be times that you will need access when you are not on campus. Your account also provides you remote access to our systems through our OpenVPN server. Visit https://vpn.cs.ship.edu to download your client software. Click HERE for directions on how to setup a VPN client on your machine. If you are using Windows, make sure you disconnect your session before closing the client! Click HERE for directions on how fix a corrupted network connection.
  • Virtual Machines**: One of the things we provide which many students find useful are the preconfigured Linux virtual machines. These can be downloaded, uncompress and run on any computer with one of the VMware products installed. Virtualization software is available at no charge to our students from our online store.
  • ISO Repository**: Many of the classes in our program require something more than a standard Windows installation. While we do have pre-built VM images, some students would rather build their own. To make things easier, we have a network share with ISO images for many of the popular distros.
  • Resetting Passwords**: Everyone forgets things once in awhile. As such, we offer a way for students to reset the password they use to access departmental resources. You will need to know your credentials for your SHIP.EDU account.
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center: The department maintains an account which allows us to utilize the resources of PSC. We also maintain an 8 node cluster in-house for development testing purposes. This cluster is configured to support hypercube, star and tree topologies and has both openMPI and MPICH2 installed.