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Become involved in a project and/or find out more information about a project?

For more information, please see the list of projects.

To get involved, contact the "lead" listed on list of projects, Jeanna Matthews, or one of the Directors.


Speak with current and past members of the labs?

If you're on-campus, stop by Science Center 336 and see if anyone is there. If you're off-campus, you can chat with members on our chat server or in ##cosi on the Freenode IRC network. (How to IRC)[1]

Enroll in MP*?

If you wish to enroll in labs for credit (MP*51 or MP*52), first request a permission number from Jeanna Matthews. You should then be able to enroll on PeopleSoft.


Subscribe/unsubscribe to an email list?

See the Mailing lists page for more information about each list.


Get a key to the labs?

The first step to getting a key is contacting Jeanna Matthews. You must also subscribe to the CSLabKeys Mailing List, which will allow you to be contacted in the event of a theft, doors being left unlocked, etc. in the labs.

Get a key to the server room?

In order to get a key to the server room, you must have a valid reason for needing access. A key can be requested by contacting Jeanna Matthews. If you only require temporary access, feel free to ask a member of the Core Maintainers to let you in since most of the team have a key to the server room.


Print in the labs?

Please see Printing.

Get resources for a project?

Virtual Machines

If you need a VM or other resources for a project, we are happy to help. Just talk to a Core Mainainers team member. Your VM will then be created following the Create a New VM how-to and will be added to the list of VMs. Your VM should be operated in accordance with our Virtual Machine Guidelines.

Physical Hardware

Old ITL Machines

We have several old cre 2 duo machines equipped with 4 GB of ram. These are known as Brickettes, and are available for student projects that a VM in not suitable for.


Lab Computers

COSI Lab Machines

For the most part, the 8 COSI machines need to remain public-use machines and we tryo to keep them relatively clean. You are welcome to use them, just be considerate to others that might need to use the machine.


COSI/VR Lab Machines

The COSI/VR shared lab machines are often used for projects which require VT-d hardware since these six systems are newer than most of the hardware in the labs (except a few of the dom0s in the server room). These machines are also available for projects and are often condemned to unknown fates throughout the year. If you would like to use one, feel free to do so. If possible, consider putting your project on a separate partition on the system. This will allow the PC to be used during the day by other lab members and the public when you are not using it for your project.


ITL Lab Machines

Due to the ITL being primarily used for lectures, the ITL computers are not usually available for projects (well other than those working on the lab builds). Sometimes, the ITL computers are used for major projects during breaks during the semester or between semesters. They are also used at times when we have a Cluster set up in the labs. If you have a project that requires a large number of PCs or some other reason to use these machines, please talk to a member of Core Maintainers.


VR Machines

These two machines are primarily used for VR related projects and must remain stable. If you would like to use these machines for some type of project, please contact Core Maintainers.

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