Engineering Computing Facility (ECF)

Engineering Computer Facilities (ECF) provides a variety of computing services for teaching and research within the Faculty, as well as offering support for departmental computers and computer communication.

ECF has numerous networks accessible to the Faculty from hundreds of PC workstations. Every undergraduate and graduate student in the Faculty is entitled to an ECF account. Relatively few constraints are placed on the usage of the system. The intention is to have the systems used as often as a student requires for his or her studies, just as one might use a library or other communal resource.

ECF operates four Windows labs and three Linux labs totaling 368 workstations. In addition, there are over 630 Windows workstations accessible from departmental labs in various buildings. Remote access is provided for both Windows and Linux so that students can access ECF software and their files from off campus.

 ECF Student Services Website

The ECF Student Services website is a secure website where you can:

  • Find out your ECF username
  • Activate your ECF account
  • Change your ECF password, or set a new one if you have forgotten your current one
  • View your ECF print quota and printing history
  • View the status and schedules for ECF labs
  • Access ECF PC remote desktop computers
  • If your ECF account has been suspended, find out the reason
  • Pay amounts owning if you exceeded your print quota for the current term or a previous term

To use most features of the ECF Student Services Website, you must log in using your ECF username and password.  If you are an undergrad and do not remember your password, click on the corresponding link from the login page, and you will be asked to authenticate yourself using your UTORid.
ECF Student Services can also be accessed from any workstation in the ECF Labs by logging in with the username and password “account.”

What’s New at ECF

The Engineering Computing Facility is proud to announce the installation of 200 new workstations in rooms SF1012, GB150, and WB255. These computers replace the Dell Optiplex 990s that have served the engineering students for four years.

The new hardware configuration is:

Model Dell Optiplex 9020 Small Form Factor
CPU 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.4GHz – 4 Cores, 8 Threads
RAM 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz Dual Channel
Video AMD Radeon R5 240 – 1 GB
Hard Drive 500 GB 2.5” SATA 3 Solid State Drive
Removable Media 8X Slimline DVD+/-RW
Operating System Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or Windows 10 Enterprise