The department operates two Teaching Labs in Herzberg 3393 and 4385, and a Graduate Computing Lab in Herzberg 4365.  Problems with any of these facilities should be reported to  If it is an emergency, go to HP4362 or HP4354.

Teaching Labs (HP 3393 and 4385) – Student Notes

These labs contain Dell Wyse Zero Client devices that provide a Windows 10 desktop. This is a green technology as the Zero Clients consume a fraction of the power that would be consumed by conventional desktop pc’s.  You login using the MyCarletonOne account name and password, which is also used to access other services such as WebCT and the My Carleton portal.

Comp lab schedule Winter 2019

Graduate (CFI) Lab (HP 4365)

The Graduate Lab in Herzberg 4365, is available to graduate students, instructors and visiting faculty. Most lab machines run a recent version of Ubuntu Linux, and a few run Windows.

Application software available on Ubuntu Linux includes: Emacs editor, Firefox browser, Latex, Kile, R, Rstudio, Maple, Matlab R2012A.

For Ubuntu, student accounts use the same account name as their ITS student account, but the password is set to the student number. Accounts for all graduate students are created in September so in most cases it should not be necessary to request that an account be created.

For Windows, students accounts use the same username and password as the ITS student account.

You can print to the HP LaserJet M507 printer called gradlab.  Print quotas for the academic year (September 1 to August 31) are 500 pages.  Any quota remaining at the end of August will be carried over to the next academic year.  You will receive an email warning notification on your cmail account when you have 20 pages left available to print.  When your quota runs out, you will receive another email message, and your file will not print in this instance.  If your quota runs out and you require additional pages, please see the School Administrator in Herzberg room 4302A.

Two compute servers named ottawa and toronto is available for computationally heavy jobs.  Each server runs Scientific Linux and has the equivalent of 12 processor cores.   Toronto has 160GB of memory and ottawa has 128GB of memory.

To change your Ubuntu password you need to open a terminal window and run the yppasswd command.

Graduating students will need to convert their thesis into PDF/A form.  One of the Windows machines in the lab has a copy of Foxit PhantomPro which can be used for this purpose.