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Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC)

Laboratory Resources at ITTC
These resources include a high-speed networking laboratory with a fiber connection to a long distance network connection; DSP, digital radio laboratory including design and fabrication capabilities; an integrated, diverse networking environment; a leading-edge photonics research laboratory; and a 384 processor computing cluster with 37 TB of storage (see for details). Complementing the hardware resources, the Center uses some of the best-in class design, and software development, and bioinformatics tools.

ITTC resources are categorized into seven research areas, described in more detail below. In addition to the research function of the Center, great emphasis is placed on realizing the commercial potential of the technologies and expertise developed. Therefore, many of the software and hardware facilities that are in use in research are also used in the technology transfer function of the Center.

Common resources shared by all laboratories include over 350 networked computers running Linux or XP, a Center-wide file server supporting 37 TB of on-line storage, and a Gigibit Ethernet connection to the Campus network.
Bioinformatics and Computational Life Sciences Laboratory (BCLSL)
Artificial intelligence development tools and languages:
- Lisp, CLOS, CLIPS, Prolog, GBB, OPS, MEM-1
Computational clusters; Linux cluster with 64 dual processor 3.2 Ghz Xeon processors and 64 dual dual core 2.8 Ghz Xeon processors for a total of 384 processors
37 TB of on-line storage
Reconfigurable floating-point gate arrays
Bioinformatics software including:
- ClustalW, Emboss GENSCAN, hmmer, Ncbi toolkit
Data mining tools:
- SNOB, Cobweb, ID3, C4.5, statistical analysis packages, LERS Genomics Unified Schema installation
Information retrieval and Web tools:
- KUIR Information Retrieval Library
Parallel development tools including
- MPI, Pfortran, and PC
Parallel GROMOS for molecular dynamics
Communications and Networking Systems Laboratory (CNSL)
Computer Systems Design Laboratory (CSDL)
KU Real Time (KURT) Linux
Smart GDB debugging environment
C, C++, GDB and associated support tools
Rosetta specification language
Raskell evaluation environment
PVS, SPIN, Isabelle, HOL and SAT analysis software
Protocols for ad hoc sensor networks
Network testing and measurement tools
Network simulation and modeling tools
Xilinx and Altera FPGA/SoC prototyping systems
Synplicity and Xilinx FPGA synthesis tools
ModelSim VHDL/Verilog simulation tools
Bugzilla and CVS project management tools

Hardware and software design experience:
- Specification languages and semantics
- Language interpreters, analyzers, and compilers
- Real-time and distributed operating systems
- Distributed simulation systems
- Embedded software and hardware systems
- FPGA-based OS primitives
- Reconfigurable Systems-on-chip
- VHDL/Verilog modeling, simulation and synthesis
Information Assurance Laboratory (ISL)
SELinux installation
Virtualization environment
SAL, PVS, Isabelle verification tools and expertise Rosetta specification and analysis capabilities Network security teaching lab
300+ node parallel computing environment
Access to major security publications through KU Libraries
Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL)
Radar and Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL)
Network analyzers (two 40 GHz, one 6 GHz, one 1.8 GHz)
RF signal synthesizers (two 20 GHz, one 2 GHz)
Spectrum analyzers (one at 50 GHz, one at 22 GHz, one 1.8 GHz)
High-speed oscilloscopes (one 50 GHz, one 20 GHz, two 1 GHz)
Frequency counter (one 26 GHz)
High-speed, digital bit-error-rate testers (one 40 Gb/s, one 10 Gb/s)
Direct digital, arbitrary waveform synthesizers (one with 2.4-GHz sampling frequency, one with 800-MHz sampling frequency, five with 200-MHz sampling frequencies)
Roof-mounted antenna measurement range (10 MHz to 20 GHz)
Indoor ground-penetrating radar test facility
Fiber-optic delay lines
Printed-circuit-board milling machine
Infrared soldering/rework station
Video-equipped inspection microscopes (one with 600x magnification, one with 60x)
e-Learning Design Laboratory (eDL)