In the course of their studies, students of computer science should become familiar with various operating systems and programming languages so that they are thoroughly prepared for their later professional activity. In the Linux lab the computer systems unse "Linux Mint" and servers use "debian" . Accounting, resource management and the administration of the machines are enabled by typical Unix tools.
The laboratory therefore makes it possible, for example, to develop and assess the performance of parallel programs or the use of render farms on advanced courses and to complete practically oriented training in various undergraduate courses based on the Linux operating system.
- Operating systems (synchronisation of parallel processes, shell programming, etc)
- Parallel processing / parallel programming (OpenMP, Message Passing Interface, GPGPU, etc)
- Graphics (using a render farm)
- Web applications
The Linux laboratory has 25 workstations with the following equipment.
- Workstation for the lecturer with state-of-the-art media technology (audio system with headset and double video projection)
- 24 „Hyundai-ITMC Pentino H-Serie MT Workstation“ computers (Intel i7-10700 processors, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB M.2 SSD hard drive, Nvidia GForce RTX 3070, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 24” monitor
- Linux Mint
- Development tools (Compilier, Debugger, Memchecker, ...)
- Office software (Libreoffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, ...)
- Program libriaries (Tensorflow, OpenGL, MPI, ...)
The Linux lab is used to communicate the knowledge and experience that industry and business expect of computer scientists and forms part of the basics of the practically oriented training provided in Fulda University’s Department of Applied Computer Science. If the laboratory is not being used for courses, students are free to use it to prepare for examinations, to do course work or to write papers, and to search the internet for information.