The role of computers in the academic circle has grown advanced word processors to outlets for primary sources of education. As more information is published electronically, they are becoming vital channels for tapping the resources available on the information superhighway. Understanding their operation and what resources can be accessed with their use will be key in keeping abreast of information in any field. Our computer center was established to provide education and training for both softwars and hardwares as well as developing and maintaining campus networks. We provide for every computer need on campus whether administrative or academic.
Past efforts have brought about initial and improved links to many domestic and international databases as well as further automation of the Shih Hsin University library. These include establishing workstations, links to databases such as TANET (Taiwan Academic Network)
and many other sources of information.
Shih Hsin University processes the latest in network information/communication equipment adhering to international standards. Some of the equipment and technology used include: IEEE 802, FDDI, TCP/IP, a VAX 450 minicomputer, RS6000 and SUN workstations, a Novell network and three personal computer classrooms.
We have provided the latest technologies for both
better teaching and learning. Many of our classrooms are equipped with a.v.technologies such as projectors for use in actual demonstration of softwares and applications as well s p.a. systems for larger lecture classes. Our computers are the latest models, complete with the most advanced softwares, hardwares and accessories. Students have unlimited access to all of the computer rooms in order to complete their assignments and to further explore the world of the information superhighway.
To further promote information sharing, the computer center has established a campus-wide network. The network connects each department and administration building in an ethernet campus network with the IBM host computer in the Education Department. Users can quickly and efficiently retrieve resources from national or international databases via their campus. With such massive undertakings, we have taken extensive measures to protect and insure our systems from unauthorized access/entry, spending much time and capital in developing system to prevent possible viruses and tampering.