Computer Clusters and Labs

CUIT computer labs provide a combination of workstations and/or ColumbiaNet kiosks. These computing facilities provide users with valid accounts access to a range of software. The major computing platforms in the labs and clusters are Microsoft Windows workstations, Apple Macintosh workstations, and Linux kiosks.

CUIT computer clusters provide 24 hour, basic account access to electronic mail, word processing, ColumbiaNet, CUNIX cluster, and other campus information services. While the facilities are always open, 24 hour access to residential hall clusters is restricted to students with resident CUIDs. Students living in other locations may have access to residence hall clusters between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

The Labs Stations are running a heavily locked down version of Microsoft Windows 7.  The stations have USB drive support, allowing users to view, create, edit, print and save files to and from USB drives.  Documents and sensitive data should not be saved locally on these machines, as these machines are heavilly used and the data will be purged.  Data CANNOT be recovered once purged.  Please save often to a USB drive or a cloud location.

The computing facilities are in various locations throughout campus. When there are no classes scheduled, the hands-on electronic classrooms are converted to computer labs. Some locations have part-time lab consultants to provide lab help.

Getting Help

Support for labs and clusters is provided by Client Services. CUIT staffs certain computer labs with part-time consultants. Computer consultants are located in 323 IAB, and 251 Engineering Terrace. Check the lab schedules to find out when the consultants are on duty.

For further assistance, please visit our online support center.