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Honours Lab

Information about the Computer Science Honours Lab.

The Honours class have a dedicated computing laboratory - known as the Honours Lab. This facility is located on the third floor of the Computer Science Building, next door the Computer Science Administrative Suite.


Access to the lab is controlled by the UCT swipe card access control system and is restricted to current registered Honours students.

To gain access to the lab swipe your UCT student card through the swipe card reader at the door of the lab.

Problems with access to the lab should be reported to the administrative staff in the Administrative Suite.


The lab contains 41 workstations and one laser printer.

Emerald AG915G Emerald 945GTP Emerald 915GUX Emerald 965GF Proline DG31PRC
Purchase year 2005 2006 2006 2007 Dec 2008
 Chassis colour White Black Black Black Black
 Operating System Configuration  Dual-boot Dual- boot Dual-boot Dual-boot Dual-boot
 Number  4 5 11 7 14
 Processor  Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4 Intel Pentium 4 Intel Dual Intel Dual E2200
 Processor Speed  3 Ghz 3 Ghz 3 Ghz 1.8 Ghz 2.2 Ghz
 RAM 512 MB 512 MB 1 GB 1GB 2 GB
 Hard Disk WDC WD800JD WDC800JD WDC800JD  WDC800JD WDC800A AJS-00L7A0
 Disk Capacity 80 GB  80 GB 80 GB 80 GB 80 GB
 Graphics card Intel 82915G Intel 82945G Intel 82915G Intel 2965/Q963 Intel G33/G31
 Monitor Various Various Various Various 17" LCD: LG Flatron L1734S
 Network Intel Pro 100VE (100Mbit/s) Realtek RTL8139 Intel Pro 100 VE (100Mbit/s) Intel 82566 PM Realtek RTL1681/8111 (1000Mbit/s)
 CD/DVD Yes, Sony DDU1622
Yes, GDR8164B LG
 Floppy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 USB Yes Yes Yes Yes, 2.0 Yes, 2.0
 Firewire (IEEE 1394) No No No No No
 Replacement 2010 2011 2010 2012 2014

The details of the allocation of the workstations will be handled by the course convenor and the class representatives. Until this sorted out, the workstations are for use by all Honours students.


The Honours lab has one black-and-white laser printer without a duplex unit.

Paper and replacement print cartridges can be obtained from Bernie Sam in the Administrative Suite.


The Honours Lab is air-conditioned with the thermstat currently set to 21 degrees celcius.

Problems with the air-conditioner can be reported to the Systems Administrators at

last modified 2009-02-03 16:34