Teaching and Research Resources Available for College of Computing Sciences

It is the responsibility of the instructor to make sure that all course projects and homework are compatible with the services provided before assigning the work to students.

This page provides a summary of the resources supported by ARCS (Academic Research & Computing Systems).


ARCS Contacts

Linux Operating Systems Support

  • Red Hat Linux (RHEL)

IST Linux Classrooms

Development Environment

As with most other technical universities, the primary development environment supported is Linux-based.

Windows Support

  • Installation of faculty PCs
  • Limited individual software installation
  • MS SQL server and IIS are available on a limited basis for classwork and graduate student projects.

Note that there are policies regarding domain membership, anti-virus software and software updates which must be adhered to. In addition, the Technology Support Center and Telecommunications and Networks maintain an extensive Microsoft environment.

File Services

The AFS distributed files system is supported. Files in AFS can be accessed from Linux and Windows AFS clients; user data in AFS is backed up daily.


ARCS manages several webservers, including one dedicated to CCS : homer.njit.edu (and its many aliases ). All webservers run the Apache server software, Dynamic Web content is supported with CGI, Java (JSP and servlets via Tomcat) and PHP.

Database Servers

  • Oracle
  • MySQL

ARCS supports separate Oracle DB servers for instruction and research.

Web-Database Interfaces

  • JDBC
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • CGI


  • IDE: Eclipse
  • C
  • C++
  • Fortran
  • Java
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Lisp
  • PHP

Requests for New or Updated Services

  1. All requests for new services, including Web and database services, must be made at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which they are requested .
  2. Requests for new services must be made to the department chairs. Requests made by faculty or students directly to ARCS will be forwarded to the department chair for consideration.
  3. Request for new commercial software must be made to the department chair at least six weeks in advance of its expected use. The process for purchasing new commercial software requires considerable interaction among ARCS, the department and other divisions in IST.
  4. Requests for free, open source software, other than web and database software, which runs on Solaris and/or RHEL may be made directly to arcs@njit.edu at any time. This includes both new software and upgrading current software. These types of requests can often be accommodated within five working days.
Last Updated: August 24, 2017