Hardware, Software, Support, & Training

WPI Academic & Research Computing (ARC) maintains state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including a robust computing infrastructure, fully equipped laboratories and facilities, and up-to-date Scientific and Engineering Software Applications (SESA). Our staff members work across campus to provide system administration, data management, training, and consulting for a variety of requests for all WPI faculty and students free of charge.

Science and engineering increasingly rely on numerical analysis and computational simulations to better understand the underlying details of complex phenomena. From the study of the cosmos, to the design of unmanned vehicles, and exploration of human genetics, today’s research makes intensive use of computational resources. ARC supports the efforts of our computational researchers by making available a broad spectrum of high-end, robust hardware, and up-to-date commercial and open-source software.

Our main offices and Rapid Prototyping (RP) laboratory are located in Higgins Laboratory (HL 232), with our training sessions and poster printing located in the adjacent Design Studio (HL 234).