CAEN is Michigan Engineering’s information technology services department, providing state of the art technology resources to help you excel in grad school. We have some of the best computing facilities on campus, as well as remote access to an extensive software library and high performance computing services.
Specialized Computer Labs
CAEN computer labs are collaborative spaces where you can conduct research and course-related work on customized computer workstations. Our labs are highly integrated and specialized, utilizing hardware and network file services to optimize heavy-duty engineering software. Many labs are configured with computers that provide additional memory, enhanced graphics, more powerful CPUs and large, high definition displays.
Focused Software Environment
The CAEN Lab Software Environment is a desktop computing platform designed to enhance student productivity while using the computer labs. The software library includes a large set of engineering-specific applications, and covers a wide range of disciplines. Computers running the software environment are available via remote access, and many locations on campus, including Engineering learning centers and U-M libraries.
The use of high performance computing is integral to engineering research and education. U-M’s Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) group maintains computing clusters used in research computing, data science and machine learning – as well as storage options for your research needs. CAEN works with ARC-TS so you can make the most of these resources at Michigan Engineering. With thousands of CPU cores, dozens of GPUs and nodes with terabytes of memory available, you can think bigger and do more.
Extended Reality Facilities
Ever wanted to learn more about extended reality, or XR? CAEN assists students with exploring how XR can be integrated into their courses and research. Our Visualization Studio provides access to augmented and virtual reality development equipment, such as VR headsets and computers outfitted with the latest development software. XR equipment is also available in a number of CAEN learning spaces on campus, so students have the opportunity to engage and experiment with this leading-edge technology, and explore its potential.
Visit our Student Computing at Michigan Engineering page to learn more about these and other CAEN computing services.
General inquiries about the Michigan Engineering IT environment can also be directed to the CAEN Help Desk.