Computer network and multimedia framework Laboratory
Location: Build. C-2, room 313, supervisor: Michał Turek PhD.
The laboratory is designed to run courses, trainings and research regarding computer and multimedia networks. We offer diversified training programmes using newest visualisation techniques as well as various network equipment. In RACK 19'' alone are placed more than 130 active network devices! They are accompanied by a similar number of other devices and components are plugged into the rack. The mobile rack units system allows immediate adaptation of a lab topology to the needs of a specific group of Students.
Each pair of students can use one profesionally equipped educational desk. The whole equipement is not hidden in the rack shelves accessible only by the terminals. A great advantage of the laboratory is that they are available for students, who can install hardware and carry out the configuration process themselves. The fact that the equipment isn't hidden behind a glass window cross connection cabinets and accessible only by the terminals, is a great advantage of the Laboratory. In our Lab students can personally build the hardware installation and configure it. The configuration of certain devices can be done with various means such as: direct connection to the console, concentrator of COM ports, web user interface of the device, terminal server access, wireless access, or graphic virtual terminal emulated by rack server plugged into the device.
The laboratory is equipped with several HP terminals that can be used for configuration of the the plug-in equipment as well as looking through materials such as documentation, instructions etc. Moreover, in the Lab there are DELL- PC stations and rack servers— also used with plug-in devices. The laboratory has its own separate server room, in order to minimize the noise during classes. However, students still have access to this server room. The server room has a total of 11 rack servers running under different operating systems. This gives a possibility to run various research such as: testing software mechanisms of the routing among IP networks, serving servering? graphical virtual terminals for laboratory stations creating computer clusters for operating systems.
The air-conditioned laboratory room with proper lighting and modern furnishing ensures the high level of comfort.