The Michigan Engineering information technology environment is continually evolving. In order to keep the College community informed about what’s happening, CAEN regularly posts news articles on this site. Important notices about current and upcoming service outages can also be found on the CAEN Service Status page.
Starting Monday, January 21, an equipment checkout service will be available to College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff. The program is administered by CAEN, and checkout will be performed at the Library Reserves Desk on the second floor of the Duderstadt Center. Chromebooks will be available for checkout by requesting a “CAEN Chromebook.” Possible future equipment includes presentation remotes, portable document cameras, microphones, assisted listening devices, USB web cameras, and VR headsets. The type and quantities of equipment may vary over time.
Refer to our Equipment Checkout Service web page for updates on the types of equipment that may be checked out, and maximum checkout duration.
Now available in CAEN computer labs for the start of the Winter 2019 term is a new release of MATLAB that includes access to all available MathWorks toolkits. This new release of MATLAB can be accessed by selecting the version that starts with “MATLAB 64-bit R2018b” (note the “R2018b” in the name).
Later this term, ITS will make this version of software available for download and installation on student-owned computers. See the ITS MATLAB License for Students website (requires login) for details.
Fifty-six (56) HP Z38c 38” LED monitors, the largest individual displays installed to date, have been deployed in the Duderstadt Center (third floor South West and East Alcove) and the CAEN computer lab in FXB B085. The monitor’s native resolution is 3840×1600.
The CAEN Lab in Shapiro B000 will undergo renovations, and be closed from February 25 until March 11, 2019. Most of the renovations are being scheduled during Spring Break to minimize disruption. After the renovations, the number of computers will increase to 50. The renovations will include an expanded space with new modern furniture and chairs, as well as new carpet and paint. The new furniture will feature both conventional and sit-stand workspaces, and will have a mix of collaborative and individual workspaces with some acoustic and visual privacy.
Starting Friday, January 4, students and faculty will no longer be able to access the LS-DYNA software application using CAEN’s remote access services. This includes both the Windows Remote Desktop Service and the Linux Login Service. Due to vendor licensing terms and conditions, access to the software must be removed from these remote access services.
LS-DYNA will continue to be available locally in CAEN computer labs, and on computers in the Duderstadt Center that use the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE).