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Engineering Computing Center

Engineering Computing Center

Welcome to the Engineering Computing Center!

The Engineering Computing Center is a cluster of lab spaces in the Heafey building that provides primary computing resources for instructional and research-related activities in the School  of Engineering. The Engineering Computing Center currently has 6 computer labs including:

  • 3 Microsoft Windows Labs
  • 1 Apple OSX Lab
  • 2 Centos Linux Labs

In addition, the Engineering Computing Center provides support and access to 11 other departmental labs within the engineering complex. These systems support engineering courses with computing lab components and provide high-end systems for student use on course assignments and projects.

The Engineering Computing Center also supports a wide variety of industry-standard technical software packages and hosts a variety of programming language compilers. All students in engineering classes are given Unix and Windows systems accounts.

The Engineering Computing Center is typically open daily from 8:00 AM until midnight during the Fall, Winter and Spring academic quarters, with reduced hours during Summer and breaks. As of March 7, the Engineering Computer Center is closed, pursuant to the County Shelter in Place Order, but can be accessed remotely.

Remote Access to the Engineering Computing Center

Do you need help connecting to the Engineering Computing Center remotely? Here is the information on how to connect.

The Engineering Computing Center is located on the first floor of Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202

The Engineering Computing Center is open from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M. daily (7 days) and 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. during holiday and break periods. However, classes take precedence over individuals accessing the lab.

All students who register for an Engineering class have an account generated automatically for them. Your account ID is eight characters long consisting of your first initial and up to seven characters of your last name. If you have a common name there may be a number attached to the end of your account ID (e.g. John Smith = jsmith3). Your account ID is the same for Unix, Windows and Mac. Your password is initially your 11 digit student ID number on both systems but can be changed later for different systems. The lab monitor on duty in the Engineering Computing Center can help you determine your account ID. However, other specific logins are provided on request, such as Oracle database, Web pages, Tomcat (JSP) and Servlets, MSDNAA. Email to request these logins.

The Engineering Computing Center is equipped with administrative personnel who can be contacted for any issues that may arise.

Lab Monitor (Engineering Computing Center Front Desk) – (408) 554-4909
Lantz Johnson (Engineering Computing Center Manager) – (408) 554-6806
Chris Tracy (Linux System Administrator/Security Expert) - (408) 551-1989
Jason Chong (Windows System Administrator) – (408) 551-1893

Q. How do I enroll in the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching to get free software?
All Engineering Faculty, staff or enrolled students can have access to a variety of free Microsoft Operating systems and programs. Please follow the link and it will include instructions on how to create your account. Please note, all support for this program now goes through Microsoft. If you have an account or access issues, you will have to contact them via their support page.


Q. How can I request for software to be installed?
We only accept resource requests from Faculty members. Faculty members, please use the following link to submit your Software Request Form. We will evaluate your request to make sure it is feasible within the timeline and resources available. Before submitting, please take a look at the available resources listed here in this link: resources


Q. Do we have remote connectivity to the engineering computing center?
Yes, see the How to Connect page for information on remote access.


Q. Can I access my Windows NT home directory from Unix?
Yes. It is /users/nt/homes/username. Note that if you use NT filenames with spaces in them, you will have to surround the filename with quotation marks to do anything with it on the Unix side.


Q. Can I access the Internet from here?
Yes! From telnet/rlogin/ftp, you can use either names or IP numbers. You can use the World Wide Web to access all kinds of information on the internet.


Q. Do you have a POP server?
Yes. The server is See "helpme imap" for more information.


Q. Do you have an IMAP server?
Yes. The server is See "helpme imap" for more information.

Contact Us

Lab Manager: Lantz Johnson

Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202