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Instructional Lab

Last modified:  Feb 22, 2018


  • See iLab Machine Status to find the best machines to use 
  • For those users who uses emacs on x2go, please use: emacs-23.1 to avoid compatibility issue.
  • Machines in Hill 120 have been moved to Hill 254.  
  • All iLab machines have been updated to the most recent security update (Jan 15, 2018).
  • If you need multiple precision GPUs, please use machine name: and
  • There are reports that some people have Keyring issue. Try to use your NetID password to unlock it. If you continue to have problem,  follow this QuickFix to Gnome Keyring Password instruction.
  • If you need more space for temporary storage without quota restriction, you can use  /freespace/local  and /filer/tmp2. See Storage Option for more info
  • IMPORTANT: To all new and existing users, you MUST activate your iLab account and set your CS Password  before you can login.
  • Beginnning with Google Chrome 53, Adobe Flash is turned off. If you must use Flash, you need to enable Flash support.
  • If you are new to CS Resources, see Beginners info


Finding a Computer to Use


Using iLab Machines in Hill 248,  Hill 252 and Hill 254

To use CS iLab Machines, we recommend:

Home Pages for Students

You can setup your own university homepages or iLab home pages. This homepage needs to be stored in world readablepublic_html folder (~netid/public_html) and is accessible via http://

Getting Help

1. If you have issues with any CS computing resources

2. If you have issues with Non CS computing resources