From Stanford Electrical Engineering Department Graduate Handbook
Revision as of 14:52, 21 April 2008 by Wikiuser
Much of the work for your classes will be simplified if you have access to a computer. Many classes will even require computer assignments. However it is not necessary that you purchase a computer. Vast computer resources are available to Stanford students, including workstation, Macintosh, and PC environments. Various computer clusters can be found throughout the university: For a complete description of the University computing resources, visit the Computing and Communication website www.stanford.edu/home/computing/.
Assistance at all of these clusters is provided usually by student consultants. They can help you use the various computer systems available. The machines in the various clusters usually contain a variety of software ranging from spreadsheet programs to word processors, to CAD-drawing packages, to numerical analysis packages. Ask the consultants on duty what software you may need for certain applications, and where to find it. Laser printing is usually available within these clusters. The price per print varies from cluster to cluster between 5 to 15 cents per page.
Most research groups have their own computing facilities, which are reserved for the use of those groups.
In recent years computer and network security have become extremely important to protect our systems and data from external attack. The Department of Electrical Engineering maintains its own security Website at island.stanford.edu with advice and information on current security software and upgrades.
The Message Center, located in Forsythe Hall, room 195 (723-4081) offers telegram, telex (TLX 3722871 STANUNIV) and fax services (723-0010). You can send and receive documents for a fee. Be certain your name and telephone number are on documents sent to you.