Department facilities as of 2016

General Department Facilities

Research activities are primarily conducted in the new computer science building which opened in July 2015. The new facility is comprised of a total of 70,000 square feet and consists of 20,000 square feet dedicated to 18 research labs and two wireless teaching labs. Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the building is home to the National Security Institute, Center for Dynamic Data Analytics, Center for Mobile Computing, Center for Smart Energy, and Center for Visual Computing.

The computational needs of the proposed research activities will be easily met with existing computing facilities and laboratories. The newly opened facility is able to support multiple applications through a high tech CAT7a cable sharing infrastructure, which received the 2015 Cabling Innovators Award. The TERA CAT 7a (Class FA) Cabling System from Siemon is capable of 10-Gigabit Ethernet at 100 meters and is the highest grade of cabling currently supported. 

All of the research laboratories, including an additional 7,000 square feet in the old Computer Science building,  are interconnected by a 20Gbps mesh backbone and the department has aggregated 1Gb full-duplex connections to the campus network. Stony Brook University has multiple load balanced high-speed connections to the internet, capable of greater than 1Gb throughput, and a 10Gb connection to Internet II. Additionally, the department maintains its own 802.11ac wireless infrastructure providing connectivity throughout both the new and old Computer Science buildings. The general department computing facilities contain over 250 computer systems including a variety of compute servers, laptops and workstations running many popular operating systems. There is plenty of general data storage, a departmental web server and numerous printing facilities available.

Research Labs


Space and computing resources are available to computer science faculty and students in CEWIT, a $250M government/industry/academic partnership awarded to Stony Brook University by the State of New York in 2001. CEWIT offers 100,000 square feet of lab and incubator space and has 15,000 square feet of active R&D lab space on the main campus. The CEWIT cluster includes 300 Dell PowerEdge 1800, 1425 and 2850 systems with 450 CPUs total, 1-4GB ram in each system and a total of 100TB of storage. There are three HP Proliant 585 parallel systems with 32-64GB ram in each system to support large-memory computing and simulations. All of the CEWIT cluster systems are interconnected on a 10Gbs backbone with a 1Gbs connection to each system and use ROCKS cluster software.

Research labs are focused on big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining, and CEWIT is home to the CS Department’s Immersive Cabin and Reality Deck.  The Immersive Cabin, which is a self-designed active stereo projection system, consists of: 4 projection walls and a projection floor, active stereo projector pairs; and computers with GPUs to drive the projectors.  It is a fully enclosed system with a 29” wide door on the rear projection.  The Reality Deck is a large room-sized (40’x30’x11’) giga-pixel immersive environment capable of approaching the visual acuity of the human eye by providing over 1.5 billion pixels.  The Reality Deck consists of: 416 27” monitors using WQHD (2560x1440) resolution; 20 node visualization cluster with each node including 4 high-end GPUs and dual hexa-core processors; and a 56Gbs InfiniBand FDR application network.

Applied Algorithms lab:

  • 1 IMac
  • 11 X86/X64 PC mostly running Linux
  • 1 dual Xeon X86 PC
  • 23 Dell PE 1425 PC
  • 2 Dell PE 2850 PC

Concurrency lab:

  • 1 Sunblade 1500 8GB ram 
  • 5 X Dell PC 

Distributed Algorithms Research (DAR) Lab:

  • 12 SunBlade
  • 6 X86 PC running Linux OS
  • 1 Dell PE 1425
  • Experimental Systems Network:
  • 40 X86 PC 256MB-1GB ram FreeBSD/Linux/Windows


  • 1 IMac
  • 1 Sun IPC​
  • 1 Sun Ultra5
  • E4500
  • 5 HP I2000
  • 1 HP Apollo
  • 1 IBM PPC
  • 11 X86 PC Running Windows/Linux 


  • 15 X86 PC's 1GB ram with Linux and MS Windows
  • 1 Dell T730
  • 1 Dell PE 2950 2x X64 cpu 16GB ram 2TB disk 


  • 24 X86 PC with Linux and MS Windows

NLP Lab:

  • 3 X86 PC with MS Windows
  • 4 X86 Laptop with MS Windows 

Security Lab

  • 21 X86 PC's with Linux
  • 23 Dell PE 1425 1 cpu 1GB ram with Linux
  • 2 Dell PE 2850 with Linux 


  • 1 Dell PE 1725 server 2GB ram Linux OS
  • 3 X86 PCs with Linux OS
  • 1 Sunblade server wireless 


  • 4 X86 PCs with Linux OS
  • 1 Sunblade server wireless 

THL Lab:

  • 1 Dell PE 2950 2x X64 cpu 8GB ram


  • 4 X86 PCs with Linux OS
  • Wireless

Visualization/CVC Lab:

  • 66-node PC Windows/Linux cluster with a 10Gbps InfiniBand network
  • 5-node IBM Deep Computing Visualization Cluster
  • 20 high-end SGI computers
  • 4 HP workstations
  • 40 Dell workstations
  • 80 PCs
  • Stereo Responsive workbench
  • 5 laser printers
  • 1 large format (42”) printer
  • 1 3D printer
  • 2 Color scanners
  • Film scanner
  • Total of 21.5 TB primary storage with backups


Undergraduate Teaching Facilities

2204 (MultiMedia Lab):

  • 50 Apple I-Mac with OSX 3 Xserv 1TB storage​
  • Scanner
  • Projector

2114 (Advanced Programming lab):

  • 33 X64 PC with MS Windows
  • Projector
  • Wireless
  • Official enrollment seats: 30 (34 Student Machines)

2126 (Transactions lab):

  • 20 X64 PC with MS Windows
  • 4 X64 MP PC servers with MS Windows 1TB disk
  • 2 Printers

2128: (System teaching lab):

  • 40 Ubuntu laptops
  • 20 IMac's with OS X
  • 20 Windows 7 PC's
  • Various network devices (switches, wireless and firewalls) 

2129 (Programming Techniques lab):

  • 48 X64 PC with MS Windows
  • Projector
  • VCR
  • Wireless
  • Official enrollment seats: 48 (47 Student Machines)

2311 (Wireless and Seminar room):

  • 2x Projector
  • Wireless 
  • Official enrollment seats: 62

2116 (SINC Site):

  • 20 X64 PC with MS Windows

2120 (Teaching Lab):

  • Official enrollment seats: 80 (81 Student Machines)
  • 81 X64 PC with MS Windows

115 (Teaching Lab):

  • 35 X64 PC with MS Windows
  • 2x Projector
  • Blu-ray player
  • Wireless
  • Official enrollment seats:35 (35 Student Machines)

106 (Public Lab):

  • 14 X64 Mac Mini with OS X and MS Windows
  • 2 Printers
  • Wireless