Computer Labs Upgrade
We propose to replace the aging computers in two labs. The Bioengineering Advanced Computing lab (23 computers) and the
Bioengineering Computing lab (12 computers).
This proposal is for computers in a computer lab.
Bioengineering students need good computers. The software they typically use requires plenty of memory and a fast processor.
Programs like Matlab, Labview and Comsol simply can’t be run on a student’s laptop. The cost of these programs alone prohibits
most students from getting the software for themselves. UW Bioengineering pays the licensing fees for this software and provides it’s students with the computing tools they need in the Bioengineering Advanced Computer lab (23 computers) and the Bioengineering Computer Lab (12 computers).
The Bioengineering Advanced Computer Lab is laid out as a teaching lab. Lab sections of some BIOE courses are taught in the
Advanced Computer Lab, but not more than 20 hours per week. Outside of these lab sessions, the room is available 24/7 for
The Bioengineering Computer Lab is available 24/7 for student use.
Only Students, instructors and the IT staff are able to log on to the computers. They are a designated student-only resource.
The computers in these labs are managed with imaging software. For imaging to work, all the computers must have the same
The computers in these two labs are 4 year old HP workstations. With the many upgrades to the software and the addition of new
programs on these systems they have become quite slow and a bit cumbersome. They have gone out of warranty,
New computers with a warranty will insure that computers are always available for our students.
Benefits to Students and the University
Because of the expensive, demanding software our students use, computer labs are a necessity. The benefits of replacing the
computers in these two labs will be two-fold:
Students will have better computers in the Advanced Computing Lab and the Bioengineering Computing lab now and well into the
The old computers will be re imaged and made available to students in research labs that need them. They will remain UW Bioengineering property.
Some monitors will be reused so all the new systems will have two monitors
Ceci Giachelli - Acting Chair Bioengineering
Ruth Woods - Administrator
Norbert Berger - Computing Services Manager
New computers can be purchased and installed as soon as funds become available.
Resources Provided by Department
A full time Computing Systems Manager will manage the systems.
A file server stores student data. (See proposal 2001-026)
Foege N140 houses the Bioengineering Advanced Computer Lab.
Foege N150 houses the Bioengineering Computer Lab.
UW Bioengineering pays the licensing fees for installed software not covered by STF and campus licenses - most notably; Matlab
Access Restrictions (if any)
The Bioengineering computing labs are available to all Bioengineering graduate and undergraduate students, as well as any student
enrolled in a Bioengineering course. Access is available 24 hours a day seven days a week provided that the room is not in use for
labs. Other students can gain access to the lab with the endorsement of a Bioengineering faculty member.
Students logon with a UWNetID.
Physical access to the lab is via proximity card managed by the campus CAAMS system (same card/system as the HSB exterior
UW BMES - Bio-Medical Engineering Society
processor - Core i7 4750/3.6Ghz
The desktop C package is the only system with a core i7 processor.
23 inch LED Display
These systems will be used for Autocad. A good sized monitor allows students use more programs at once.
Total requested: $38,500.00
Total funded: $0.00
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