In addition to physical computer facilities, students may access Chemical Engineering computing resources via the use of Remote Desktop software. Currently a farm of 7 quad core servers can provide software access to up to 150 students simultaneously. Remote Desktop relies on Microsoft Windows server 2008.
In late 2013, new servers were installed, and a new Remote Access solution was released to students. The new solution relies on MS server 2012, VMware and Linux to provide a higher performance and more scalable solution. Users are now able to choose from a variety of virtual machines based on need. This new system runs on 4 Dell 12-core servers with 64 Gb of RAM each. These servers are connected to a NetApp filer via a 10 gigabit Ethernet SAN.