Computer Facilities

Computing needs of graduate students may be met through an array of personal computers (PCs) located both in the department and at satellite facilities throughout the university, as well as an extensive campus system operated by UTA‘s Office of Institutional Technology. The Digital Media Studio in the UTA library can assist in various digital projects such as printing of posters.

The Biology Department has a computer lab in B-27 which has 26 PCs and 7 IMAC-Macintosh systems. This lab is used for computer assisted classes and will have open monitored hours during which graduate students may use the systems for preparing homework. Monitored open hours will be posted outside the lab and on the Biology Web Page.

Synopsis of systems and software:
26 - Optiplex 360 Core 2 Duo E5700/2.93 GHz, 3 M, 1066MHz FSB(317-0192) 2.0 GB RAM, 160 GB SATA 3.0GB/s and 8 MB Data Burst Cache, Windows 7 Professional, 16XDVD+/-RW, DVD writer Software: Office 2007, Canoco 4.5, GS+ 5.1, PC-ORD, SAS, Fireworks, SPSS, Deep Freeze, Populus, Secure Shell, Clustax PC, DNAsp PC, MEGA PC, SYSTAT, 22 in Widescreen P2110H Flat Panel Display
7 - Apple iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 500 GB Serial ATA DRive NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 8 X double-layer SuperDrive, Office 2008, Clustalw, Caltalx, GeoDis 2.4, MacClade 4.0.8 OS X, MacClade 4.0.8 OS X Classroom Version, MacVector 8.0, Mesquite OS 9, Mesquite OS X, Mesquite Os X (Java 1.4), Mesquite OS X (Java 1.5), Paup 4.0 Beta (Mac OS 9), Paup 4.0 Beta (Mac OX X), Populus 5.3, Poy 3.0.11, Seq-Gen 1.3.2, SG Runner 2.0, SAS, TCS 1.21, TreeViewPPC 1.6.6

There is also an HP LaserJet 4350dtn, an HP Color LaserJet 3700n, and a Visioneer One Touch 9320 USB Scanner.

One PC in 343 Life Science runs the same software as the computers in B-27. This room is accessible at all hours and can be opened by a key provided by the Biology Office. There is also a Mac available in 343 and 2 other PCs. All computers have internet access. A scanner is available and a printer on a limited basis. Please use the copier for multiple copies. Currently, the printer is not on the university print quota system but this can be arranged if too much toner is being used. "Too much" is at the discretion of the department budget keeper (Linda Taylor). UTA email is required and computer accounts should be initiated by first seeing Linda Taylor, 337 Life Science. The LSB and much of the campus now provides wireless internet access to all students.

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