Four departmental labs are maintained in Ayer Hall. The first two labs include 20 Pentium III 600mhz class and 20 pentium 200mhz class PC's running Windows NT 4. The third and fourth labs are UNIX based with 21 Sun Sparc computers running Solaris and 9 pentium III 500mhz PC's running RedHat Linux.
The Applied Mathematics division has its own Scientific Computing Laboratory. The facilities include workstations such as 5 pentium III 450mhz PC's running RedHat Linux, 3 SGI workstations, a pentium II 300mhz PC running Windows NT, an Alpha 433 MHz 21164 workstation running RedHat Linux, 3 IBM RS/6000 compute servers, and 2 Digital alpha 667mhz 21264 computational workstations each with 512MB of RAM running Digital Unix. All computers are connect to a 500mhz 21264 Digital Alpha file server with 80GB of file space running Digital Unix. The lab is also equipped with 2 laser printers and 1 color laser printer. Facilities exist for animation and scientific visualization with output to Super VHS. There is also access to the Ohio SuperComputer Center located in Columbus, which houses a CRAY Y-MP/864 running UNICOS and a CRAY/T3D with 32 processors.
There is a wide variety of operating systems, compilers and software packages to facilitate research efforts. The operating systems include RedHat Linux, Sun Solaris, Digital Unix, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, and Microsoft Windows NT 4. Compilers are available and include C, C++, Fortran, Java, Lisp, Perl and many others. Matlab and Maple can also be found on many of the platforms.
The University has two libraries containing more than 1.8 million volumes. The Science and Technology Library located in Auburn Science and Engineering Center has an extensive collection of mathematical journals and books. A broad spectrum of applied mathematics, science and engineering journals are available.