David Blezard & Martin England
The new Kingsbury N130 Cluster merges all of the previous Student Computing Clusters in Kingsbury Hall into one facility. The new space was specifically designed with group work and collaboration in mind. Twenty of the computers are located on hexagonal tables in the center of the room. These tables, along with extra chairs that are on hand, make it easy for two to four students to work together around a single computer.
The new cluster houses 10 Linux and 28 Windows computer systems along with Dell color laser printers. Everything in the room from the computers to the tables and chairs to the recycling bins are all new. The cluster is also extremely accessible, with open doors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
While this space in Kingsbury is popular with students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, it is open to all students, faculty, and staff on campus. If you need a nice, quiet place to work on a computer, with no waiting, check out the new Kingsbury N130 Cluster.
For more information on Student Computing Clusters, please visit http://clusters.unh.edu/.