Description of Facilities

The UNM Computer Science Department has over 200 general-purpose workstations, running Linux, Windows7, and Mac OS X. The department network infrastructure consists of a switched 1GB/s backbone, which links the campus network and supports the principal departmental servers.

Workstations connect via Ethernet ports, based upon hardware class and usage, including 336 Switched 10/100 ports and 96 10/100/1000 provided by a stack of Cisco 3750 switches. The CS Department has four class C subnets subnetted into multiple vlans.There is also a separate connection to the Albuquerque Gigapop for research use, which bypasses the UNM backbone and provides IPV6 connections. Hardware of special note includes a 26TB Network Appliance file server, a snapserver to mirror the Network Appliance, a 2TB RAID5 Linux file server, a 560GB RAID5 Linux file server, a SVN server, a web server, a mail server, and a 12-tape LTO3 autoloading tape library system, plus an LTO4 tape library for department data backup.

Departmental services such as ldap, dns, dhcpd, and radius are hosted on virtual machines on two redundant xen servers, which are load balanced using lvs. There is a departmental computer lab available to students, with 20 workstations, primarily Linux, as well as several labs dedicated to specific research projects.

Computer Science also maintains a 74 seat computer classroom in the Centennial Engineering Center. In addition, equipment for parallel processing is available through the Center for Advanced Research Computing (CARC). They have several cluster systems, including the Ulam and Xena clusters.