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CCMS Instructional Computing Classroom

ICC front row

The instructional computing classroom represents CCMS' initiative to provide a state of the art classroom to host effective hands-on courses in various research disciplines. The classroom was designed from the ground up with particular focus on providing an exceptional environment for conducting such courses.

The 30 well configured workstations which are dedicated for the students provide ample computing power to run demanding scientific applications. Each of the workstations has been configured for both Windows and Linux operating systems. All computers are on a high speed network which allows among other things file sharing between instructor and students workstations. Wireless network access points are provided so that individual's laptops can also be used seamlessly while participating. This allows students to execute and perform operations as they learn them, which is what makes the experience so unique. The workstations are configured as below.

Processor Intel Core i5-4440 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
RAM 8GB DDR3 - DDR3 1600 Mhz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H
Harddisk 1TB SATA 7.2k rpm
Cabinet CM Elite 311 with 2 fans
SMPS 405 W cooler master SMPS
Monitor IBM ThinkVision L171 17" TFT LCD

The instructional computing classroom (ICC) is also designed around the needs of the instructor. The powerful overhead projector displays high resolution images which allows instructors to quickly convey ideas and also allows students to see operations as they are being performed. The projector is connected to a PC which is dedicated to the instructor. The high definition audio system also enables the instructors voice to be heard clearly throughout the classroom, while the wireless microphone allows them free movement among the students during sessions.

All equipment within the classroom are on an independent power supply which ensures against unexpected power failures. The comfort level within the classroom is maintained by the high capacity air conditioner while the design of the classroom prevents extraneous noise from filtering through. The ICC has been host to a number of successful workshops conducted in JNCASR. These photos show the classroom in action.