The Computer Science programs are supported by modern facilities and equipment. The department's computer systems utilize the UNIX operating system and Microsoft Windows XP on its workstations and are interconnected on a 100Mbps high speed network. Multiple file servers that are accessible both on and off campus support the central disk storage of user files. In addition to providing disk storage to computer science and information systems majors, additional servers support the Computer Science department WWW site (www.cs.sunyit.edu), databases (mySQL, PostresSQL, and Oracle), 16 lines for dialup connections, and many other services.
The Computer Science department maintains 5 labs which contain a mix of operating systems and software. All Departmental labs are equipped with the latest software to support instruction and experimentation in programming, data processing, client-server and distributed computing (networking, system administration and interoperability with other platforms), and collaborative computing (web development, videoconferencing, multimedia). High-speed Laser printers are available for producing typeset-quality documents.
The Computer Science Department network offers access to many other computing facilities on the campus network. It provides a rich environment for students to gain experience with computer systems and networks. Computer Science Department networks are connected directly to the campus 45Mbps Internet gateway.
The UNIX-based operating systems available include FreeBSD, Gentoo Linux, and Solaris. This part of the network is known as the DogNET, in reference to the naming scheme used for the machines.
The Windows environment includes the latest PC hardware available running on the latest proven Microsoft Windows operating system available, which is currently Windows XP.
Student administrator positions are available for those who are interested in the field of System/Network Administration. Stop by our workroom in Kunsela C122 if you are interested.