PC Pool

The so-called Fischer-Rooms are the PC-Pool of the Institute for Computer Science. They are accessible
to all members of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics. To login to the workstations a
RBI user account is required. The workstations provide the Linux distribution Fedora.

PC Pool / Fischerräume

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday (except legal holidays and Goethe University's annual Christmas break)
  • Opening hours about 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Occasionally individual rooms may be reservated for practical courses or tutorials


The PC-Pool is situated in the main building of the Institute for Computer Science, Robert-Mayer-Strasse 11-15
at the ground floor and only accessible through a separate side entrance (Emil-Sulzbach-Strasse, next to the
Magnus auditorium). You may find an overview of the facilities and the hostnames of the workstations here.

Remote access

The workstations are accessible using (for example) a ssh connection. You may find a brief introduction how
to login in this manual of the FAQ section of this site.


The Fischerrooms are named after a company (obviously named Fischer), which used the facilities prior to the
Department of Computer Science.