LINUX II system laboratory is located at the first floor of building 12, room 103. This lab is equipped with LINUX workstations which are used for teaching and research purposes. The workstations are running latest release of CentOS, and a large number of UNIX/LINUX applications. As well as other applications which can be used as an alternative to Windows operating system.

More information about CentOS operating system can be found on the website of CentOS.

Domain name of lab is: in.cs.ucy.ac.cy. The available hostnames are: 103ws1, 103ws2, ...etc..to 103ws33. (lab name:103)-(workstation)-(number 1 to 33)

To access 103ws1 workstation, you must use VPN and then use the fully qualified host name like is: 103ws1.in.cs.ucy.ac.cy.

Note that all workstations operate the same way and they have the same software installed on them. The use of  usernames and passwords is personal. You CAN NOT "lend" your passwords to anybody else for any reason. Passwords "lending" is a disciplinary offense and it will be punished. More information about ssh access and scp (file transfer) can be found in Linux Lab I page.

The IT support team is providing support to researchers and research laboratories of the department.

Some of the research labs are mention below:

  • Wireline, Wireless & Mobile Networks Lab
  • Self - Organising Networks Lab
  • Medical Informatics Lab
  • High Performance Computing Systems Laboratory (HPCL)
  • Computational Intelligence (Former Multimedia (MRDL))
  • Networks Research & Teaching Lab
  • Computer Architecture Lab
  • Computer Architecture Systems & Performance Evaluation Research
  • Component-based Systems Laboratory
  • Software Engineering & Intelligent Information Systems Research Lab (SEIIS - RL)
  • Software Engineering and Internet Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Lab
  • Virtual Reality Systems
  • Formal Methods and Computer Graphics Lab
  • Mobile Research Laboratory
  • Medroplan Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Foundations of Computing Systems and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Pervasive Computing Lab

A complete list of the research laboratories and links to their websites you can find in the central web page of the department: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/en/research/researchlabs

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

Course Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
101 - Digital Lab (30 seats)
ΕΠΛ 121 13:30-15:00   15:00-18:00    
ΕΠΛ 121   16:30-19:30      
201 - Graduate Lab (31 seats)
ΕΠΛ 653   13:30-15:00      
ΕΠΛ 657         15:00-16:30
ΕΠΛ 422         16:30-18:00
ΕΠΛ 646         18:00-19:30
B121 - Undergraduate Lab I (31 seats)
ΕΠΛ 449 16:30-18:00   13:00-14:00 16:30-20:00  
ΕΠΛ 426 18:00-19:30        
ΕΠΛ 441     16:00-17:30    
ΕΠΛ 231   10:30-15:00      
ΕΠΛ 344   15:00-18:00      
ΕΠΛ 444   18:30-20:30      
ΕΠΛ 667         16:30-18:00
B123 - Undergraduate Lab II (31 seats)
ΕΠΛ 133   16:30-18:00     16:30-18:00
103 - Unix Lab (33 seats)
ΕΠΛ 326 13:30-19:30        
ΕΠΛ 131   12:00-13:30     12:00-13:30
ΕΠΛ 034   16:30-18:00      
ΕΠΛ 222       13:30-19:30  
ΕΠΛ 325         13:30-18:00
B103 - Unix Lab (33 seats)
ΕΠΛ 034 13:30-15:00   13:30-15:00 16:30-18:00  
ΕΠΛ 133   12:00-16:30     12:00-16:30
ΕΠΛ 448     08:30-10:00    

 

Digital Lab of the Department of Computer Science is located at room 101 (1st floor of building ΘΕΕ01). It consists of 30 PCs with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, a printer and a DLP projector and digital equipment. The lab can only be used by Computer Science department students and staff.

Applications

Installation of applications can be done only by IT support team. No one else is allowed to install any application on the PCs of laboratory.

The table below displays all the applications installed on workstations:

  • 7zip 19
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro + Design (CS6.0)
  • Audacity 2.3.1
  • Chrome
  • Codeblocks 17.12 + mingw c/c++ compiler
  • Edge
  • Ghostscript 9.27
  • GSview 6
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Java JRE 8u201 32&64bit & JDK 11.0.2 LTS 64bit
  • Matlab R2019a
  • Microsoft Office 2016 + Proofing Tools
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise
  • Modelio 3.8
  • PS Pad editor 5.0.1
  • Putty 0.71
  • qtspim 9.1.20
  • Quicktime 7.7.9
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • TortoiseGIT 2.8.0
  • TortoiseSVN 1.12.0
  • VLC player 13.0.6
  • WinSCP 5.15.1
  • WinPcap 4.1.1
  • X2GO-4.1.2.0
  • Xilinx (ISE) 14.7

LINUX system lab (ULab) located at the basement floor of building 12, wing A, room Β103. This lab is equipped with LINUX workstations which are used for teaching and research purposes. The workstations are running latest release of CentOS and a large number of UNIX/LINUX applications some of which can be used as an alternative to Windows operating system.

More information about CentOS operating system can be found on the website of CentOS.

Access

For more information about the unix laboratory read the linux user guide here.

You can access the workstations in the Unix Lab, either in the room B103 or remotely. Room Β103 is open from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm on weekdays and from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday. Operating hours of the lab may change every semester. The lab is closed through summer but its machines can be remotely accessed through SSH or SCP.

Domain name of lab is: in.cs.ucy.ac.cy. The available hostnames are: b103ws1, b103ws2, ...etc..to b103ws33. (lab name:b103)-(workstation)-(number 1 to 33)

To access b103ws1 workstation, then you must use VPN and then use the fully qualified host name which is: b103ws1.in.cs.ucy.ac.cy

Note that all workstations operate the same way and they have the same software installed on them. The use of usernames and passwords is personal. You CAN NOT "lend" your passwords to anybody else for any reason. Passwords "lending" is a disciplinary offense and it will be punished.

Access using SSH

SSH can be used for a secure access to *NIX systems. In order to connect to a remote workstation, an ssh program (like Putty) should be used. Putty helps you have a secure access replacing protocols like telnet, rlogin, ftp, etc.

For example, if you are on a windows lab and you want to connect to workstation b103ws1, you have to run Putty, on the Host Name, write the machine name (b103ws1.in.cs.ucy.ac.cy). Next, you have to select a connection protocol, in this case, ssh. If you want to save the connection settings for future use, then you have to write a name on Saved Sessions text box and then click Save. In order to complete the connection, you have to click Open.

Access with SCP (Files Transfer)

FTP is not a secure protocol for file transfer and for that reason it has been removed from lab workstations. File transfer can be done only by using SCP. The scp command is available on linux but If you want to transfer files from a Windows computer to Linux workstations you can use  WinSCP which is free.

You have to do the following steps in order to use WinSCP. On Host name, you have to put the computer name that you want to connect  like: b103ws1.in.cs.ucy.ac.cy. Following, you must enter your username and password to connect to the remote computer. By selecting the protocol and then pressing Login, you are ready to connect to b103ws1 as shown the figure below.

The connection instructions listed above may be used only by the internal network of the department. In case you want to connect from outside of the department you have to connect through VPN first and then to connect remotely to the Linux machine. More information on how to connect through VPN can be found on IT support website, on VPN user guide here.

Printing

In every laboratory, is installed one printer. ALL users have access to the lab printer from all the machines. On each machine there are two queues. To print to the local lab HP printer, simply give the command lp. To print on the printer on the other lab, enter the command lp -d lp -d hp1-103. This means that you are on lab B103 and you print on the printer on lab 103. Respectively from a machine on lab 103 you can print on the printer on lab B103 with the command lp -d hp1-b103