May 30, 2008
A Computer Lab That Students Use but Never See
North Carolina State University may never build another computer lab.
Instead the university has installed racks of equipment in windowless rooms where students and professors never go.
The project is called the Virtual Computing Lab, and users enter it remotely, from their own computers in dormitory rooms or libraries. They get all the features they've had in the past, including access to expensive software packages, like 3-D modeling tools and advanced statistical programs,