Student Computer Clusters

Student Computer Clusters

Social Sciences College IT Services manages several computer clusters in the following buildings:


Adam Smith Building

Location

  • Lab A is located in Room 912A (seats 38)
  • Lab L is in Room 1113 (seats 50)
  • Lab M is in Room 1105 (seats 44)
  • Adam Smith Library (computer seats 14)
  • Bloomberg Trading Room in Room 716 (12 computers) [restricted access]
  • College IT Services technicians' office is located in Room 909

Labs L and M and Bloomberg Trading Room are not wheelchair accessible.

Labs A, L and M are open-access except when booked for teaching.

Opening hours

  Semester Teaching Weeks rest of year

Monday to Thursday

09:00 to 21:00 09:00 to 16:45

Friday

09:00 to 16:45 09:00 to 16:45

Saturday & Sunday

closed closed

Students must leave the building promptly after the labs close as the building closes a few minutes later.

The labs are closed on University holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Labs may close early on the last working day before a holiday.

Individual labs are opened and closed depending upon demand and the requirements for teaching and maintenance. The safety and security of students and equipment is also taken into consideration.

Software

  • Common Student Computing Environment (CSCE)
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Office suites: LibreOffice 5, Microsoft Office 2016
    includes Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
  • Web browser: Google Chrome
  • Assisted software includes: MindGenius 6
  • Other software includes:
    ArcGIS 10, Audacity 1.2, EndNote X7, EViews 8, GanttProject 2, GIMP 2, Google SketchUp 8, Gretl, Mathematica 10, Matlab 2016a, Minitab 17, NVivo 11, OxMetrics 7, R Studio 3.3, SPSS 22
  • Software with restricted availability includes:
    ARGUS Developer, Valuation DCF and Valuation Capitalisation, CityCAD, C++ 2010, Stata IC 14

Lab Booking

  • For Bloomberg Trading Room, contact Adam Smith Business School (sheena.phillips@glasgow.ac.uk)
  • For Labs A, L and M, contact College IT Services (socsci-support@glasgow.ac.uk) in the first instance.

Printing

Canon PullPrinting MFDs (print, copy, scan to file/email) are located at:

  • Room 912 (beside entrance to Lab A) – Colour/B&W, A4 and A3, stapling.
  • Adam Smith Library (on the right after entering) – B&W only, A4 and A3.

Lab etiquette

Please be considerate of others around you and, in particular, please note the following basic rules:

  • Computers may not be reserved. Once logged in, maximum permitted time away from lab is 10 minutes
  • Take conversations and phone calls outside, onto the stairwell
  • Switch mobile phones off in the labs
  • Headphones must not be able to be heard by anyone else
  • Food and drinks (other than water in bottles) are not permitted
  • Use the relevant recycling box/waste bin for paper and other rubbish
  • Never leave valuables unattended
    (Lost property - check at the technicians' office R909 and at the janitors' R210)

Main Building

Location

  • Lab 1 is located in Room 473 (seats 20)
  • Lab 2 is in Room 472 (seats 21)
  • Lab 3 is in Room 464 (seats 21)
  • Wards Library (computer seats 8)

Labs are open-access except when booked for teaching.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday & Sunday - closed

The labs are closed on University holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Labs may close early on the last working day before a holiday.

Individual labs are opened and closed depending upon demand and the requirements for teaching and maintenance. The safety and security of students and equipment is also taken into consideration.

Software

  • Common Student Computing Environment (CSCE)
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Office suites: LibreOffice 5, Microsoft Office 2016
    includes Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
  • Web browser: Google Chrome
  • Assisted software includes: MindGenius 6
  • Other software includes:
    ArcGIS 10, Audacity 1.2, C++ 2010, EndNote X7, EViews 8, GanttProject 2, GIMP 2, Google SketchUp 8, Gretl, Mathematica 10, Matlab 2016a, Minitab 17, NVivo 11, Oxmetrics 7, Powersim, R Studio 3.3, SPSS 22, Stata IC 14

Lab Booking

  • Contact Adam Smith Business School (sheena.phillips@glasgow.ac.uk)

Printing

Canon PullPrinting MFDs (print, copy, scan to file/email) are located in each lab.
These offer monochrome, A4 printing only; no stapling.

Lab etiquette

Please be considerate of others around you and, in particular, please note the following basic rules:

  • Computers may not be reserved. Once logged in, maximum permitted time away from lab is 10 minutes
  • Take conversations and phone calls outside
  • Switch mobile phones off in the labs
  • Headphones must not be able to be heard by anyone else
  • Food and drinks (other than water in bottles) are not permitted
  • Use the relevant recycling box/waste bin for paper and other rubbish
  • Never leave valuables unattended