College of Computing Building

The College of Computing's original building houses administrative offices for the College, classrooms and computer labs, and the Robotics & Intelligent Machines (RIM) Center at Georgia Tech, as well as meeting space for undergraduate and graduate student organizations. The building's basement floor also houses several laboratories for the School of Chemistry.

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College of Computing BuildingThe College of Computing Building (CCB) houses administrative offices for the College, instructional classrooms and computer labs, and the Center for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (RIM) at Georgia Tech, as well as meeting space for undergraduate and graduate student organizations.  CCB is the instructional center of the College, housing 7 classrooms and 4 instructional desktop labs with over 60 seats to service CS courses that require special software or capabilities not readily available in the general clusters provided by OIT.  All CoC instructional labs are made available to the faculty, graduate students, and students taking a CS course as a general resource. A spacious Commons Area provides ample seating and computer networking which fosters both formal and informal learning opportunities and collaboration.

  • Baird Lab: Supporting general purpose desktop computing, a 25-seat cluster of Core 2 Quad workstations running Windows and Linux, with a robust software development environment.
  • Mac Digital Media and Gaming Lab: A 20-seat cluster of dual-core Intel Xeon, Apple Mac Pro workstations with 23" monitors running Mac OS X and Windows.
  • Network Instruction Lab: Supporting networking course assignments, 2 racks of routers, switches and Intel-based PC end-hosts.
  • Information Security Instruction Lab: Supporting information security courses, a 14-seat cluster of Intel desktops.  Student teams are provided access to the latest information security hardware and software in an isolated environment allowing for study, analysis, and simulation of current threats without risk to production facilities.
  • Jazz Instructional HPC Cluster: Supporting the Jinx cluster and large-scale data analysis classes, a 4-node, 32-core IBM System x3755 server cluster (4-socket, 2-core AMD Opteron 8216, 8GB each) providing a 20TB distributed file system via GlusterFS.
  • Jinx Instructional HPC Cluster: Supporting advanced programming courses, a 30-node, 336-core, GPU accelerated Torque/Maui cluster consisting of 24 HP Proliant SL390 servers and 6 Dell PowerEdge R710 servers.  The SL390 servers  have two Intel Xeon X5650 6-core processors and 24GB of RAM.  Twelve are equipped with two NVIDIA Fermi-based Tesla M2090s and twelve with M2070s.  The R710 servers have two Intel Xeon X5570 4-core processors and 48GB of RAM.  The cluster is connected with QDR Infiniband and gigabit ethernet.  Four additional servers in the Jazz storage cluster provide 80TB of globally available, parallel storage
  • Factor Instructional HPC Cluster: Supporting operating and distributed systems courses, a 9-node, 72-core Dell PowerEdge R610 server cluster (2-socket, 4-core, Intel X5570, 48GB RAM) and 2 Dell PowerEdge R710 file servers with 7TB of disk storage.
  • Shuttles UNIX Remote Access: Supporting general purpose UNIX shell remote access, a 5-node Sun X2200 server cluster, each with two 4-core processors and 16GB RAM. 

The Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) is located in the College of Computing Building and houses a variety of research labs in a multi-facility collection of workplaces. In addition, several RIM affiliated laboratories are operated by non-CoC RIM members in the College of Architecture, Schools of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, department of Biomedical Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. A partial list of specialized RIM and robotics equipment includes:

  • Vehicles:
  • Robots:
    • Several Kuka robotic arms
    • A Schunk robotic arm (LWA3) with dexterous hand (SDH2).
    • Golem Krang: a mobile manipulator designed and built by the Humanoid Robotics Lab at RIM, featuring a Schunk robotic arm mounted on a custom Segway Human Transporter.
    • Simon: a face-to-face, robotic research platform featuring an upper-torso humanoid social robot with two 7-DOF arms, two 4-DOF hands, and a socially expressive head and neck, including two 2-DOF ears with full RGB spectrum LEDs.
    • A Segway RMP200 Research Mobility Platform.
    • A Mobile Robotics PeopleBot.
    • A PR2 Willow Garage robot.
    • Rovio WowWee mobile webcam.
    • 18 Sony AIBO legged robots
    • 2 iRobot ATRV minis, 1 IS Robotics Pebbles III robots
    • 4 Pioneer 2-DXE, 3 Pioneer AT robots
    • 1 Evolution Scorpion, 1 Evolution ER1, 1 Segway, 1 Denning DRV-I robot
    • 3 RWI ATRV-Jr, 5 ActivMedia Amigobots, 1 Nomad 200, 5 Nomad 150, 1 Hermes II Hexipod, 3 Blizzard robots
    • several SICK scanners, various lasers, vision/motion systems,
      cameras, and associated equipment.
  • Fabrication Shop: a lab with band saws, drill presses, lathes, presses, grinders, etc. for the fabrication of robotic components.
  • Electronics Shop: a lab with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, programmable power supplies, soldering equipment, etc.
  • Wilks Cluster: a 10-node Dell PowerEdge 1855 Linux cluster with dual Pentium4 Xeon EMT64 processors
  • A Segway Human Transporter
  • A Poster Printer (HP DesignJet 800)