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Registration Statistics
IBM F80 (beluga)
New Software
PC Rooms

Registration Statistics:

Number of Students According to the Registration and Add-Drop Days: (GRAPH)

# Of students that logged on to the registration program

      during the Registration period (5-9 February 2001): 14,664

      during the Add-Drop period (19-23 February 2001): 12,551

The total number of students that registered themselves via the registration program in both periods is 15,568. As it is already known, the students should register themselves in at least one of the periods.

The total number of students in METU in 2000-2001 Spring semester is 18,973. However, the following students normally do not use the registration program;

 
 
Preparatory School 2,228 students
Special Student 232 students
On leave 294 students
 
 

Moreover, a number of students, who did not participate in the registrations, were naturally not included in the number of total registrations.

The peak numbers for the most crowded days of the registration program during the registrations are arranged in order below;

 
 
February 19th, 2001 6,925 students (add-drop period)
February 8th, 2001 6,398 students (registration period)
February 6th, 2001 6,320 students (registration period)
 
 

3,818 students logged on to the registration program on the last day of the add-drop period, which is February 23rd. This date and the number indicate the lowest number of students that logged on to the registration program.

General Distribution of Operations: (GRAPH)

According to the 2000-2001 Spring term registration statistics, during registration and add-drop days, which correspond to 5-9 February and 19-23 February 2001 respectively,

74% of the total operations were carried out via the PCs from within METU and this indicates a high percentage, 43% of the total operations were from within METU, and
31% of the total operations were carried out in the Computer Center PC Rooms,
25% of the total operations were carried out from outside METU.
1% of the total operations were carried out via modem lines.

The Number of Sessions According to the Registration and Add-Drop Days:(GRAPH)

According to the 2000-2001 Spring term registration statistics, the total number of students' sessions in the registration program between 5-9 February and 19-23 February 2001 were 113,115.

 
 
Between 5-9 February 2001 68,088 sessions,
Between 19-23 February 2001 45,027 sessions were done.
 
 

The maximum number of the sessions were on February 5th, 2001 and February 19th, 2001, which correspond to the first days of the registration and add-drop periods respectively.

 
 
February 5th, 2001 17,421 student sessions,
February 19th, 2001 15,169 student sessions were done.
 
 

Operations carried out in Computer Center PC Rooms: (GRAPH)

According to the 2000-2001 Spring term registration statistics, the total number of operations carried out in CC PC Rooms during registration and add-drop days is 43,469. The following are number of the operations according to the PC Rooms sorted from highest to the lowest:

 
 
Social Sciences PC Room 7,234 operations
Civil Eng. Multimedia PC Room 5,434 operations
Mechanical Eng. Multimedia PC Room 4,660 operations
Physics PC Room 4,655 operations
Industrial Eng. PC Room 3,933 operations
 
 

The busiest PC Room of the Computer Center in the Dormitories is the 2nd Dormitory PC Room with 3,819 operations. The total number of operations carried out in the PC Room, which is opened very recently (2nd Dormitory-3) is 1,419.

The Distribution of Advisor Approvals According to the Approval Days: (GRAPH)

According to the 2000-2001 Spring term registration statistics, the total number of advisor approvals carried out via the registration program between 5-9 February and 19-23 February 2001 is 28,728.

The maximum number of approvals during the registration period was on February 9th, 2001 with 8,058 approvals.

The maximum number of approvals during the add-drop period was on February 23rd, 2001 with 8,306 approvals (This is the last day of the add-drop period).

The graph makes it obvious that the approvals during the add-drop period are more than the number of approvals carried out during the registration period.

The Distribution of Advisor Approvals: (GRAPH)

According to the 2000-2001 Spring term registration statistics, the total number of advisor approvals carried out via the registration program between 5-9 February and 19-23 February, 2001 is 28,728.

97% of the operations (27,768 operations) are carried out to approve,
3% of the operations (960 operations) adet are carried out to remove the approval.

When these numbers and the number of the students that registered themselves via the registration program are compared, it is seen that approximately 2 approvals were carried out for each student.


IBM F80 (beluga):

The IBM F80 system, namely BELUGA, was introduced into service in Computer Center in the year 2000, and it has recently begun serving for interactive services. A big range of licensed software (2000 version), and interactive services, such as e-mail, are available on this system.

beluga

The technical properties of the system are as follows:

Operating System AIX 4.3
CPU 450 MHz (4/4 unit)
Memory 2 GB

New Software:

Computer Center has made available the following software within the scope of licensed software purchases for the University between January and April of 2001,

Marc Patran
Marc Superforge
Mathcad
Users can find detailed information about these software on the following address;
http://www.cc.metu.edu.tr/services/soft/package.html

MARC PATRAN

Patran provides a software environment for its users performing simulation of mechanical products.

Patran enables the user to conceptualize, develop and test a product using computer-based simulation prior to making manufacturing and material commitments.

By using Patran, engineers can create finite element models from their computer-aided design (CAD) parts, submit these models for simulation, and visualize the simulated model behavior.

MARC SUPERFORGE

SuperForge is a tool for forging engineers to analyze industrial forging processes. It is a self-contained product that includes its own Graphical User Interface, which speaks the language of the forging shop. It provides an environment in which the forging engineer sets up his forging process, runs the simulation and evaluates the forging simulation results.

MATHCAD

Mathcad is a tool for applying mathematics. It provides an environment of inherent interactivity, featuring:

A familiar scratchpad interface,
Real math notation,
Automatic recalculation that allows for immediate feedback,
Fully integrated project components.

Mathcad automatically updates results. It integrates text, math, and graphics into a single worksheet to visualize, illustrate, and annotate all the calculations.

Mathcad 2000 runs on PC platform (MS Windows 95/98/NT).


PC Rooms:

The management of PC Rooms has been improved as a result of both the evaluation of the questionairre about the PC Rooms, which was performed between March 20th - 24th, 2001, and the evaluation of the user demands that were conveyed to hot-line service. The improvements are as follows:

16 PCs (Pentium120/32MB) were released as a result of the improvements carried out in the PC Room at the upper floor of Dormitory 2nd. These PCs contributed to the opening of the 3rd PC Room in Dormitory 2nd.
The demands about the issue urged us to render the Social Sciences PC Room available in week days from 12:00 to 13:00 PM as well.
The PC Lab on the second floor of the 2nd Dormitory is reserved for the users to study in groups in a more free environment.
For an easier access to printing services, printers have been located and are ready to serve in central locations as Social Sciences PC Room and 3rd PC Room in the 2nd Dormitory (one printer for each).

All other demands from our users are also considered, and necessary changes will take effect in the shortest possible time.

 
     
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