CSC 108H (StG, Summer 2012): CDF Account and Computer Labs

Your CDF account and password

The Computing Disciplines Facility (CDF) provides computing support for courses in Computer Science. CDF provides a webpage where you can look up your CDF account name. Your password is initially your student number; you will be required to change it the first time you log in. If you ever forget your password, you can visit the CDF offices in BA room 3224 to have it reset.

Doing your work in our CDF labs

Here is a list of rooms: BA2210, BA2220, BA2240, BA3175, BA3185, BA3195 and the Great Hall There is also a lab in the Gerstein Science Information Centre (at the Sigmund Samuel Library, 7 Kings College Circle) in room 236 at the north end of the second floor. You will be assigned to a particular room for your weekly two-hour closed lab session, but at other times, you are welcome to use any of the CDF labs for your course work. You have access to the Bahen Centre ("BA") and our CDF labs 24 hours a day.

To enter one of the labs you will need to swipe your T-Card through the card reader that is installed outside of each door. You can also use your T-Card to get into the building itself during off hours.

Accessing CDF remotely

In order to access CDF remotely, you will need to install additional software, called NX client software, on your computer. The CDF website provides detailed instructions. To view these instructions, you will need to enter your CDF account name and password.