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Computing Resources

A High-Tech Environment for Learning

The Department of Computer Engineering has several specialized academic and research laboratories to enhance student learning throughout our curriculum. These labs are made available to students in a variety of ways. First, during scheduled lab hours, students have access to the lab and equipment with faculty and teaching assistants present to guide the learning experience. In addition, students have card-swipe access to the laboratories at posted times. Students working on undergraduate and graduate research projects can also request research lab access through faculty mentors. In addition to the physical academic and research laboratories, students in Computer Engineering can also request access to the virtual clusters and the VM servers.

Academic Labs

Research Labs

Virtual Laboratory

The Computer Engineering Department has a set of servers to support its teaching and research missions. This set includes the CE Cluster, with a total of 144 Cores and 288GB RAM with SSDs for swap/scratch, and a VM Hosting server with a total of 192 Cores (~2.3GHz), 1.25TB RAM, and 19 TB storage on backend.

All Computer Engineering windows based computers also have the following software installed; MATLAB, Visual Studio, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office Suite, Xilinx, Freescale Code Warrior, Modelsim, notepad++ and RoboJDE

The Linux machines run Mentor Graphics and Synopsys suites along with MATLAB, Altera, Cadence and Silvaco.

MS Alliance Software (MSDNAA)

In order to qualify for MSDNAA software, you must have a valid RIT Computer Account and belong to one of the following groups:

  • Computer Engineering Faculty
  • Computer Engineering Staff
  • Computer Engineering Student

If you meet these requirements, Log In and look around.

Data Backup/Restore Policy

The Computer Engineering Department does NOT perform backups of student data. Students are expected to back up their own class and project files.

If you have any questions or comment about the Computer Engineering laboratory facilities or computing environment, please contact our Lab Manager, Richard Tolleson at, or our System Administrator, Emilio Del Plato at

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