10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Engineering at Virginia | Facilities and Services | Computers
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Computers

The School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Information Technology and Communication provide a wide range of modern computing facilities to support student computing activities. Students use these computing facilities for a variety of applications including course work, special projects and research, word processing, electronic mail, etc.

There are a number of public computing facilities available to students. These facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are staffed with student consultants during the afternoons and evenings. Over 400 PCs and Macintoshes of various models are housed in these public labs. All of these computers are connected to the University's networks and can be used either as stand-alone computers or to access other computers at the University or around the world. Other public facilities house high-performance Unix workstations that can be used for specific courses or research. All public facilities provide free printing via laser printers and dot-matrix printers.

Most school departments and research groups operate their own computing facilities to supplement the public facilities. These computers are used for specific courses and research projects within those departments. The equipment includes everything from PCs, Macintoshes, and general purpose Unix workstations, to high-performance graphics workstations, specialized processors for vision and sound research, and highly advanced parallel processing engines.


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