School of Architecture and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 9-266
Cambridge, MA 02139


IAP Changes

Personal Computing

  1. Macintosh:
  2. Windows:

Cluster Computing


Staffing: the RPL student TAs will get additional training on cron plotters. We expect plotter uptime to rocket from 98% to 99%. More info to follow.

Green Computing

CRON have consolidated and 'virtualized' a good number of its servers. Further, we now run these virtualized servers from out of the Media Lab's vSphere 6.0 environment. As a result, we have powered down our entire VM hosting setup. Fewer boxes, smaller carbon footprint, healthier planet.

By populating clusters with dual-boot computers, we've also reduced our energy footprint. CRON also favors products with the highest Energy Star ratings and those companies most committed to the environment.

Rapid Prototyping

All RPL equipment is managed out of the WorkShop group led by Chris Dewart and Jennifer O'Brien. Email or visit the RPL web site for more information.