group consists of three labs, one located in Room 4090 of the
new Kaiser Building, one in Room 388 of the ICICS Building 1
(formerly CICSR), and one in Room X327 of the new ICICS Building 2.
There are currently a variety of models of Sun Workstations available
for use by Communications Group members, such as Sun Blade and
Ultra60s. A good part of our computing equipment is based on x86 PCs,
some of which are set up as Linux compute servers for running all sorts
of simulations. The workstations for students are brand new dual-CPU,
dual-boot Linux/Windows Dell P4 systems:
other workstations available for use are single CPU P4. Please contact
your supervisor or other group member for more information on available
- shannon1 ~
(Dell Xeon, 2-CPU, Lab 388)
- rs-dell01 ~ rs-dell06 (Dell Xeon,
2-CPU, Lab K4090)
- commlab01 ~
commlab31 (Dell P4, 2-CPU, Lab 4090)
Unix (Sun Solaris) Servers:
com-cfi-ux1 ~ com-cfi-ux5 (Sun
com-cfi-ux7 ~ com-cfi-ux9 (Sun
homa, postel, morse, bell,
lamarr, rayleigh (Sun Blade, 500MHz)
victor10, hertz (Sun ultra 60, 2 CPU @ 450MHz)
com-cs1, com-cs2, com-cs3, markov, rice, nyquist, hamming, viterbi,
mach4 (file server for conference proceedings)
Lab K4090 - almanac (HP
4300), Figaro (HP4250),
Lab 388 - cursive (HP1320n)
Lab X327 - serif (HP1320n)
A number of well-known software suites are available to our group
members, such as OPNET, Matlab, Maple, Cadence, and many more. For your
convenience, MS Windows machines all have installed the latest versions
of the MS Office Studio, as well as other programming suites such as
Visual Studio. Many students install other software suites such as NS2
in their own accounts as required by their research needs.
(approved by the professors
using the lab)
We are sharing a large
lab/office space, and need to establish some polices to ensure that
everyone is comfortable with the work environment. Please follow the
guidelines below at any time.
1. Be respectful of the rights of all lab users.
It is unacceptable to cause disturbance by holding group discussions,
etc. in the lab. If needed, please use the meeting rooms designated for
2. Mute your cell phone. Step outside the lab if
you need to use your cell phone.
3. Keep your voice down and keep the conversation
short when using the lab phones. Please respect the need of lab users
for a quiet research and study environment.
4. When using the stapler and hole-puncher,
please do so promptly and quietly.
5. Do not be loud. Do not have loud conversation
that unreasonably interferes with the ability of another person to work
comfortably in a public site.
6. If you continually ignore these guidelines,
your supervisor will be contacted and your privilege for using the lab
may be suspended.