Volume 5, Number 1
MCSR in the Classroom: Fall 05 - Summer 06
MCSR will have provided class accounts in support of 13 courses across 3 universities from Fall 05 - Summer 06: UM (7), Delta State (5), and USM (1). Over the last 5 years, we have supported 57 courses spanning 5 IHLs.
In addition to the obvious parallel computing environments (MPI, OpenMP) and scientific/engineering/Math packages (Matlab, Abaqus, etc.), MCSR provides consistent, well-supported Unix/Linux environments for instructors/students who want to learn scripting languages (sh/ksh/bash, csh/tcsh, PERL), basic Unix commands, or web/DB development (PHP/MySQL). We plan to add Python and Ruby to some of our servers over the summer. If you are interested in applying for class accounts for all of the students enrolled in your course, please let us know the details well before the accounts are needed, especially if you require the installation of some package, release, or module that is not yet installed.
"MCSR has provided constant support for the Parallel and
Distributed Computing class (CSC630/CSC730). In this semester, all thirty
students in my class can access both the SGI (Sweetgum) and the Beowulf
cluster (Mimosa) to work on their projects and to solve various HPC
problems. The resources and assistance from MCSR are invaluable not only to
me, but also to the Computational Science MS and PhD programs at USM."
- Dr. Joe Zhang, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Southern Mississippi
"MCSR has been a valuable resource for my classes at Delta State
University. I do hope this service will continue and perhaps even
expand. As a Mississippi instructor and researcher, MCSR certainly fills
a technology gap and now I can feel confident that I will have the
resources I need to do what I love to do."
- Vicki N. Webster, CIS Instructor, Delta State University
See more information about the courses MCSR has supported over the last five years.