The Laboratory Equipment

The laboratory consists of 10 workstations with Intel i5/2GB Ram, 3 arduino inventors kits and various sensors/peripherals, 9 reconfigurable FPGA Xilinx Spartan 3A boards, 2 devkit8000 developers kits with TI OMAP3530 (600Mhz Arm Cortex-A8) featuring a 4'' touch screen, 2 beagle boards with ARM Cortex CPU, arduino micro-controller boards and peripherals, 4 android mobiles and 2 lego mindstorm sets. Additionally, a number of servers is under the administration of the laboratory: a Nvidia Tesla Server, a 2 cluster PC with 4 powerful GPU Nvidia Geforce 9800GTX, one supercomputer with 16 cores of E5520@2.27Ghz and 76GB Ram, 4 servers with dual core processors Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.40GHz/ 8GB RAM. The operating systems of the servers and workstations are FreeBSD 9.0, Ubuntu 12 LTS and Microsoft Windows 7.
Thanks to a program by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), the laboratory was additionally equipped with a cluster consisting of four rack mounted servers FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX200 S7 R2, interconnected by a gigabit Ethernet. Every server has 2 sockets of Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2667 clocked at 2.90GHz, each one having 6 physical cores supporting 12 threads, with 48 GB of ECC RAM and 16MB cache. The cluster is managed by the Torque Resource Manager 4.2.7 supporting the OpenMPI 1.4.5 programming interface ( Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy) 64bit operating system. The cluster uses a shared storage area accessible via the Network Filesystem (NFS). Also, 5 Xilinx Virtex Boards and 20 Altera DE2-115, 20 Beagleboard and 20 Raspberry Pi ARM boards were acquired. Finally, we have 2 cards GTX-760 and 2 cards GTX-770 for the parallelization using CUDA API.

Donated Hardware/Services to the lab

Various companies have supported the educational and research operations on our laboratory by donating equipment or granting access to their systems: Minas Dasygenis would like to thank all the afforementioned companies for their support.

Availability of the equipment

Students that work on projects that require physical access (like Xilinx FPGA boards) have full access 24 hours / day.
Students that work on projects, can borrow portable equipment (e.g. boards, peripherals) for 24 hours, after proper arrangments.

The current availability can be found online.