Facilities and Resources
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Department offices and computing laboratories are located in Renshaw Hall. Renovated in the summer of 1996, Renshaw Hall was oringinally built at a cost of $450,000 and named for Philip E. Renshaw and Helen Leach Renshaw, who both graduated from Linfield in the early 1930s. Philip was a business leader and continues to serve as a member of Linfield's Board of Trustees. Helen is remembered for her contributions to Christian writing.
T.J. Computer Science Lab
Located in Renshaw Hall, the T.J. Lab is a perfect place for students to learn and have fun at the same time. The department has a state-of-the-art laboratory of 31 workstations of high-end microcomputers, which are networked together on a Gigabit backbone to provide access to departmental and college computing equipment from any station.
PC Work Stations
The department has a state-of-the-art laboratory of 31 workstations of high-end microcomputers, which are networked together on a Gigabit backbone to provide access to departmental and college computing equipment from any station. These machines are all equipped with CD Rewrites/DVD Readers. A select few are also equipped with DVD Rewrites. They all run a wide range of industry standard and Open Source application development tools. During laboratory sessions, instructors provide hands-on demonstrations while students, each having their own workstation, practice lessons as they are being taught.
A cluster of Xeon dual processor Windows 2003 Servers. These systems are open to all active computer science students and BIS students in the Adult Degree Program and can be accessed from their places of residence on campus or from home through VPN and terminal services(remote desktop connection). These general purpose application servers run a large number of application development tools and compilers which include Oracle 10g Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Cold Fusion MX, Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, C++ compiler, Java compiler, PHP, MySQL, CASE tools, and several other application development tools. Students are allocated unlimited disk space for their academic work.
Two Linux Servers which run a variety of web application development tools and are used for students' individual home pages where they maintain electronic portfolios of their academic work.
One SunSPARC Enterprise server running a variety of application development tools and compilers.
A multi-processor Symmetry5000/SE30 computer running System V Unix.
Two high-performance Sun SPARC workstations available for hands-on Unix systems administration and networking, advanced graphics projects, and software development.
Academic Alliance Programs Membership
The department has a wide variety of software open source. The licenses of some of these academic alliance programs allow students to install the software on their personal machines for academic use, saving them several thousands of dollars and exposing them to industry-strength software.
Oracle© Acedemic Initiative
Microsoft© MSDNAA Academic Program
Rational©/IBM© Academic Program
TogetherSoft© Academic Program
Sun Microsystem© Scholar Program