Computing Facilities

The School of Mathematics and Statistics runs two undergraduate student laboratories, containing a network of more than 150 personal computers (PCs) which run either the Linux or Microsoft Windows 10 operating system (see below). It does not matter which PC you use at any particular session, they all behave the same way.  The School also provides remote access to commonly used applications via myAccess (www.myaccess.unsw.edu.au).

Laboratories

The School's laboratories are in rooms G012 and M020 of the Red Centre. Room M020 is through the glass door (and along the corridor) opposite the School's entrance to the Red Centre. 

Room G012 is down the stairs from the main entrance, and is split into three sections "A", "B" and "C". The "A" and "C" sections also provide data projection facilities and are therefore not always available for general use. All PCs in the labs have both Windows and Linux installed, but the "C" section (which is immediately to your left as you enter the lab) is usually set up by default to use Windows and the "A" section will by default use Linux.

The hour operations for all labs: Mon - Fri: 8AM - 9PM

More details on these terminals are given in the Student Lab Notes.

The following table describes the labs:

Laboratory  Descriptions
M020  40 PCs, dual boot Windows and Linux, may be booked for classes.
G012A  35 PCs, dual boot Windows and Linux ,often booked for teaching sessions.
G012B  40 PCs, dual boot Windows and Linux, normally available for general use.
G012C  38 PCs, dual boot Windows and Linux, often booked for teaching sessions.

Check near the door of G012 to find out when G012A or G012C is booked.

These laboratories also have a printer that students can use. The student laboratories use the same system as the library. See the printing page for more information.

myAccess

The school has also virtualised commonly used teaching lab applications such as Maple, Mathlab and Mathematica via the myAccess service. This allows you to access these applications anytime, anywhere that you have internet access. Go to www.myaccess.unsw.edu.au to see all the applications you have access to via myAccess.

If you have any problems using myAccess please contact the IT Service Centre on (02) 9385 1333 or via email itservicecentre@unsw.edu.au.

Helpdesk

If you have technical (hardware) difficulties, then contact the School's Helpdesk in lab M020, which is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

For problems with mathematics or the use of software, contact the lecturer in charge of your course or ask one of the Maple consultants on duty in G012B.  Maple consultants are available from 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday until the end of Week 9 of semester 1 and 2.  Note that the consultants are primarily paid to help first year students with Maple (and some of them can also help with Matlab) and therefore may not be in a position to help other students.

Transferring files

You can use a USB memory key with the lab PCs. See the Student Lab Notes for details on how to do this with the Linux PCs. Alternatively, you can use email to transfer files.