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CAN Laboratory provides a stimulating environment in CACS for members to undertake basic research and experimental studies related to the disciplines of computer architecture and computer networks. It strives to promote high quality research, to facilitate collaborative effort in tackling topics poised for continued interest and lasting impacts, and to disseminate research results widely.  CAN is equipped with modern computing and communication gear to meet the needs of active research and educational activities.

The Lab

CAN houses an array of the state-of-the-art computing and communication equipment dedicated to the support of research projects and educational activities. It includes an IBM eServer Blade Center, a collection of 12 SUNFire V20z servers, a SUN Enterprise E-420 (4-way) server, a Dell PowerEdge 6450 (4-way, running Linux) server, and a Dell PowerEdge 7150 (dual Itanium processors) server, interconnected by a Cisco Catalyst 3524 switch and other  Gigabit Ethernet switches. More than three dozens of desktop PC's and laptops, are also interconnected through fast Ethernet switches and seven wireless access points. In addition, CAN is equipped with a Cisco 12016 Internet core router (with fast Ethernet linecards), an Adtech AX/4000 router test system from Spirent Communications (with two 10/100 BASE-T interfaces, two 1-Gbps generators/analyzers, and an RFC 2544 Performance Test Suite). Ericsson Bluetooth starter kits, Crossbow sensors, along with various peripheral devices and (application and system) software are available for research use. These machines constitute a heterogeneous environment suitable for our investigation into software distributed shared memory. They also serve as indispensable platforms for our studies of computer networks through simulation and real implementations.


Address: 310 East Lewis Street, Room 238, ACTR Building, Lafayette LA 70504

Phone: (337)482-6304
Fax: (337)482-5791

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