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ACRC counter depicting resources available

Hardware Availability

The lab is running on four different platforms and undergoes periodic upgrades.

  • The Windows Intranet,the Open Section PCs, and the shelbyville Linux subnet are running on Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM.
  • The Macintosh Intranet has also been upgraded with Mac Pro Quad Cores Xeon with up to 6GB RAM.
  • The Open Section Macs are running on PowerPC G5.

USB 2.0 ports and CD/DVD players are available for use on all units.

Each room or computing area has at least two scanners connected to units marked by light green tags on their monitors.  


Some hardware and accessories are available from the reception desk for use in the ACRC.

Both CCSF Student and California State Photo Identifications are required when borrowing:

  • USB/FireWire Zip Drives
  • USB/FireWire Cables
  • USB/FireWire QuickCams
  • Headphones/Microphones
  • Flash Card Readers

For a more detailed break-down of the ACRC's hardware availability, please click ACRC Hardware List (PDF)