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Information Technology Infrastructure

Computing Facilities

Welcome to the College of Engineering's Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN).

The College of Engineering's (COE) Computer Aided Engineering Network (CAEN) is one of the worlds premier computing environments for engineering-related research and education. There are seven computer laboratories which contain over 200 computers that are available for everyday student use and over 700 computers total for faculty, staff and students. Each computer lab has at least one laser printer and two labs have 42 inch plotters. A 3D color printer allow students to generate actual physical 3D models of CAD drawings. Users have unlimited file and email storage that is never deleted.

Approximately 45 servers with a combined storage capacity of over 60 terabytes lie at the heart of COE's infrastructure and provide services such as email, storage and video. The network core operates at 1 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) and is expandable to 40 Gb/s. Our Windows XP Computer Automated Virtual Environment (CAVE) is a walk in 3D virtually reality center. It is the only Windows XP CAVE in the state of Louisiana and only 1 of 4 in the country. 50 wireless laptops are available for students to gain secure, wireless access to their data. A short, but not inclusive list of the applications used in COE are the latest versions Microsoft Office, Visual Studio.Net, Project, Visio, Adams, Algor, AutoCAD, Cadence P-Spice Suite, Fluent, Matlab, Unigraphics, and Xilinx. Other components that makeup the network are:

  • Computer Aided Design Labs
  • Computer Aided Engineering Lab
  • Advance Computing Lab
  • Cluster
  • Servers
  • The CAVE
  • Wireless
  • Distance Learning

Contact Information

P.B.S. Pinchback Hall
Henry Cobb St.
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA 70813