School of Computer Science and Mathematics facilities

Currently, there are seven computer laboratories within the School comprising around 200 desktop PCs. Every PC has the current hardware and software needed for all modules on the degree programme and provide both Microsoft Windows and the Linux operating system. The School buildings are accessible 24 hours a day, every day.

We have our own Computing Support team that set up and administer all of the School facilities as well as provide support for research projects and for resolving any IT problems.

All of our teaching materials (lecture slides, lab-sheets, tutorial sheets) are published on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment as the course progresses.

Facilities also include our own Makerspace with 3D printers, Raspberry PIs, Arduinos and dedicated PCs. We provide various web servers and a cloud computing facility for student use. We also host a CUDA GPU supercomputer Cluster for use across campus.

  • 24 hours access for SCM students

Lab locations

  • Reeves (CR10) - 74 PCs
  • Babbage (CR12) - 28 PCs
  • Knuth (CR113) - 20 PCs
  • Projects (CR7) – 11 PCs / 1 Apple iMac
  • Computer Science Study – 7 PCs / 1 Apple iMac
  • Maths Study – 16 PCs

iMac spec

21.5 inch screen
I5 processor
8GB RAM
1 TB hard drives

PC specs

Windows 10 / Ubuntu Linux

Lenovo 8th Gen i7 16GB NVMe SSD
HP Elite All in One 23 inch monitors
I7-6700 3.40Ghz processor
16GB RAM
512GB SSD
AMD Radeon R9 GPU graphics card

Connectivity

USB 3.0
USB C
DVDRW

  • 24 PCs
  • 24 hours access for Gaming Society
  • Normal University working hours for SCM students

Spec

I5 8600K CPU processor
Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU graphics card
16GB 2400MHZ RAM
Asus Rog peripherals including headsets
Asus Rog 144hz 24 inch monitors
SSD

HTC Vive Pro (Wireless Wigig adaptor for free roam) x 2 controllers

PC Spec

I7-8700k CPU (water cooled) processor
16GB 3200MHZ RAM
Nvidia GTX 1080TI
SSD
27 inch monitor

  • 13 PCs
  • Various hardware e.g. Rasberry Pi/Arduino/EMG Spiker Boxes/Quadcopters, including 2 x 3D printers: Ultimaker 2 (filament) and Formlabs Form 1+ (resin)
  • 3D scanner

The Overclockers UK Gaming Lab

The computing suite, named after its sponsor Overclockers UK which provided 24 high-spec gaming PCs, is used by students during their lectures, and available exclusively to Keele Esports Society members in the evenings as a training facility.

The Overclockers UK Gaming Lab, based in the Colin Reeves building, was launched at a gaming event that saw the suite filled with gamers and was also streamed online. Keele Esports Society is open to students who are interested in all aspects of competitive gaming, on both the professional scene and the amateur level.

Professor Peter Andras, Head of the School of Computing and Mathematics, said: “We are very pleased to have opened the Overclockers Gaming Lab within the School. This is an excellent opportunity to provide students with a great gaming environment and at the same to have a high spec computer lab for teaching and research purposes as well.

School of Computer Science and Mathematics
Keele University
Staffordshire
ST5 5AA