In addition to Tech’s extensive computer facilities, the department also maintains a number of labs and computers that are connected to a state-of-the-art gigabit network. The group projects lab has high-definition televisions for visualization and large programming projects as well as dual-screen systems, all available for student use. Many of the television-connected machines are equipped with Quadro 2000 graphics cards, graciously donated by NVIDIA. All classrooms are equipped with high-definition 1080p projectors and instructor presentation stations. Systems in the group project lab dual-boot into Windows 7 or Arch Linux. There is also a dedicated Information Assurance Lab. Most graduate students are assigned computer systems and offices. PhD candidates are equipped with their own laptop computer to aid in their research.
The department network and servers are maintained by a team of dedicated students. The Tech Computer Center supports a much larger network that is also available to the department. The department has some clusters for high-perfomance computing and access to massively parallel machines at national laboratories and supercomputing centers.
Classroom (Cramer 227):
Information Assurance Lab (Cramer 228):