Computer facilities are available at the university, school, and
departmental levels. Rutgers University Computing Services (RUCS)
manages the facilities and services offered at the university level
that are described elsewhere in this catalog and at
http://rucs.rutgers.edu. School of Engineering facilities are managed
by Engineering Computing Services (ECS), http://ecs.rutgers.edu.
Each School of Engineering department also maintains its own computer
laboratories that provide specialized software for the use of its
students and faculty. All facilities are connected to RUNet via the
high-speed engineering backbone.
On the New
Brunswick/Piscataway campuses there are 14 public computer laboratories
or hubs provided by RUCS, including the Busch Campus Computing Center
that is near the Engineering complex and the university facility most
used by engineering students. The Busch campus facility offers over 200
varied workstations including Dell PCs operating Windows 2000 and Power
Macintosh G4s. Scanning and printing services and a wide range of
software are also provided. The Busch campus facility also contains the
Digital Media Lab, featuring state-of-the-art microcomputing graphics
Engineering Computing Services maintains two major
instructional laboratories within the Engineering complex. These
include the Design, Simulation, and Visualization (DSV) Lab and the
Engineering Information Technology (EIT) Lab. Each facility is
available for instruction, research, and general student use. The DSV
Lab consists of 60 Dell dual boot Windows/Linux workstations. It is
also equipped with a smart board projection system with a color
projector, and a variety of software including MATLAB and ProEngineer.
The EIT Lab consists of 34 1 GHz Dell computers running Windows 2000
and Linux. It also has a smart board projection system and a video
component that allows several modes of operation, including linkage
with a 10 CPU Linux cluster to produce a high resolution,
multiprojector system for scientific modeling in real time.