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Computer Science Department

CompSCOUT

Chad Homan

I am designing a network utility that will allow students and faculty the ability to view current computer lab usage throughout campus. The utility will also allow administrators of the labs to be able to send messages to computer users, and they will be able to keep track of computer usage and be able to view statistical reports based upon this data. The utility will consist of each lab computer on campus running a daemonic program that will send to a server program its current status. The server side of the utility will keep track of all the computers and provide a GUI to the users where they are able to view how many computers are in use in each building, floor, and lab. The GUI will consist of a live, updated web page which will show visually the usage of computers and labs. This GUI will enable students and faculty to "scout" out where computers are available for use.