Office of Information Technology (OIT)
The Office of Information Technology is comprised of a
diverse group of people working to meet the technological needs of the
campus community. The four major components of OIT
are Academic Computing Services (ACS), Business Computing
Services (BCS), Campus Network Services (CNS) and Computer
Operations & Services (COS).
Academic Computing Services provides computing resources
for campus-wide research and student instructional activities.
Computing resources provided by ACS include six student computer
labs, accounts on centralized systems that provide access to
compilers, programming tools, utilities, e-mail, telnet, file transfer protocol,
and Web access, on-line documentation, and IT professionals to
provide assistance to students, faculty and staff.
ACS' six on-campus computer labs are located in the
Business Building, Central Library, Fine Arts Building, Nedderman
Hall, Ransom Hall and University Hall. The Ransom Hall
Computer Learning Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This three-story computing facility is networked with Macintosh and
IBM-compatible computers and provides color and grayscale laser
printing, color flatbed scanners and teaching classrooms. The
Business Computing Facility provides IBM-compatible PC systems, color
and grayscale laser printing, and teaching classrooms. The Fine
Arts Computing Facility provides Macintosh computers and
grayscale printing. The Library Computing Facility provides
networked Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers, dot matrix
printing, color and grayscale laser printing, a color flatbed scanner and
teaching classrooms. The Nedderman Hall Computing Facility
provides networked IBM-compatible PCs, SUN Solaris client
workstations, NCD X-Windows systems, and dot matrix and laser printers.
The University Hall Computing Facility provides networked
IBM-compatible PC systems, dot matrix and laser printers, and
ACS supports both large, centralized computing resources as
well as distributed client/server computing. The large centralized
resources consist of:
An SGI Origin 2000, with sixteen R10000 processors for
parallel process applications, 4GB of memory, and 153GB of disk
space, runs IRIX 6.5 and scientific application software. This
system, called RESEARCH, is dedicated exclusively for
A Compaq AlphaServer 4000 5/400, with two 21164
Alpha Processors, 1GB of memory, and 74GB of RAID disk
space, runs Compaq Tru64 UNIX, various compilers,
programming tools, utilities, database management systems,
statistical packages/libraries, and provides network connectivity to
the Internet. This system, called OMEGA, supports both
teaching and research activities. OMEGA accounts are available
upon request for U.T. Arlington students, faculty and staff.
A Sun Ultra Enterprise 3000, with two 250MHZ
UltraSPARC processors, 2GB of memory, and 114GB of RAID disk
space, runs Sun Solaris 2.6, a SYSTEM V based UNIX
operating system. This system, called GAMMA2, acts as a computer
and/or print/file server for teaching and research purposes, provides
programming tools, libraries, utilities,
application software and full
network connectivity to the
GAMMA2 accounts are available upon
U.T. Arlington students,
A Compaq AlphaServer 1000A, with one 21164 5/500
MHz Alpha Processor, 1GB of memory, and 63GB of disk
space, runs OpenVMS, various compilers, programming tools,
utilities, provides excellent connectivity to the Internet, and supports
a large number of interactive and batch users. This system,
called UTARLG, supports both teaching and research
activities. UTARLG accounts are available upon request for U.T.
Arlington students, faculty and staff.
An SGI Origin 200 with two R10000 processors, 384MB
of Memory and 108GB of disk space runs IRIX 6.5 and
SGI's MediaServer software. This system is dedicated for
distance learning at U.T. Arlington.
A SUN Ultra 1 Model 170, with 512MB of memory and
18GB of disk space, runs Sun Solaris 2.6. This system serves as
UTA's Campus-Wide Information Server.
A SUN Ultra 1 Model 140, with 96MB of memory and
10GB of disk spaces, runs Sun Solaris 2.7. This system serves as
UTA's on-line course (WebCT ) Server.
The distributed client/server environment supports thousands
of computers located on the desktops of UTA's faculty and staff
offices as well as in the student computer labs. Distributed
client/server resources consists of:
A SUN Solaris server and 41 Solaris clients. The client
stations are SUN Ultra 1 Model 170E with one 167MHZ
UltraSPARC processor, 128MB of memory, 3D graphics card, and 2GB
of disk space. These client stations run Solaris 2.6 operating system.
Two Compaq AlphaServer 4100s, with four 21164
Alpha Processors, 512MB of memory, and 100GB of RAID disk
space, run Windows-NT Server 4.0. The two AlphaServers,
closely clustered with fault tolerance capabilities, serve as print/file
and application server to hundreds of Macintosh computers
and Windows-NT workstations for student instructional purposes.
Three HP Netserver LH Pentium Intel servers and one
Compaq Prioris server, running Windows-NT server operating
systems 4.0, serve as print/file and application servers to Macintosh
and IBM-compatible computers located in ACS-supported computing facilities.
Many IBM Netfinity and Compaq Prioris servers run
Windows-NT 4.0 to serve as Exchange, SQL, SMS, and print/file
servers. Together, these servers support the University's e-mail,
and desktop and departmental applications.
One of Campus Network Services' major responsibilities is
to provide a high-speed data network within the U.T. Arlington
campus as well as interconnections to major regional, national
and international networks (e.g. Internet, THEnet, etc.).
Additional information about OIT's computers, network,
and student computing facilities, as well as access to documentation
and staff consultants is available at the Computing Services Help
Desk on the first floor of the Central Library. All OIT labs and
resources are available to current U.T. Arlington students, faculty and staff.