Students at the College have access to a large number and variety of computing resources. Due to the unique requirements of engineering computing and the off-campus location of the College, the College operates a relatively autonomous computing infrastructure to serve our students, faculty and staff.
Over 3000 computing devices are connected to the College's local network, managed by a dedicated staff within the College's Communication and Multimedia Services Department. These devices connect, via wire or wireless, to our internal gigabit fiber-optic backbone, which then provides connectivity through multiple paths to the Internet, including the Internet2 research network, and the 10 gigabit LamdaRail network. The College also provides dial-in access to its users.
The College is home to numerous public workstations (Intel-compatible personal computers), some available 24 hours a day, which provide student access to important engineering applications used in the instructional and research activities of the College. The core server environment, composed primarily of Sun systems, provides electronic mail, file, print and web services.
Our research computing environment is extensive, including various flavors of UNIX and Linux operating systems. Computational clusters are a growing part of the computing capabilities of the College.
The College's classrooms are equipped for multimedia instructional delivery, including an instructor's computer, document camera, VCR, and other tools. A number of computer lab classrooms are available.
Several classrooms with full distance-learning capability support the Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS), which delivers courses live or recorded to other locations, including the Florida State University branch campus in Panama City, Florida. These distance-learning classes are available to students via the Internet for review. The College is also equipped to support other multi-point video-conferencing needs.