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SOLAR (RFM 4244)


The SOLAR lab supports undergraduate and graduate research in Parallel Computing, Operations Research and Reliability Engineering. Its practical research spectrum spans across various engineering domains including facility layout optimization, agile supply chain design, scheduling, transportation systems, computing networks, renewable energy modeling, integrated manufacturing, advanced statistics, and service logistics.

The SOLAR Lab is often used in IE 4390 Capstone Design. Usually one IE 4390 team of students is assigned to one of the faculties leading the SOLAR lab. The team of students can use the software available in the lab for completing their projects.

Equipment available in the SOLAR lab includes:


  1. 3 Dell Optiplex 990 desktops (3.4 GHZ Intel Core i7 2600 processor, 16 GB
  2. RAM, 500GB Hard Drive) with 24” wide screen monitors and running Windows 7 (64 Bit)
  3. 1 Dell Optiplex GX620 desktop (3.2 GHZ Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2 GB RAM, 50 GB Hard Drive) with 20” monitor and running CentOS (32 Bit)
  4. 1 Dell Optiplex 755 desktop (3.16 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, 4 GB RAM, 230 GB Hard Drive) with 20” monitor and running Windows 7 (64 bit)
  5. 1 HP Color Laserjet Printer
  6. 1 HP Color all-in-One Scanner/Fax/Copier/Inkjet Printer


  1. Minitab
  2. Stata MP (by remote connection to Geblase cluster)
  3. Mathematica
  4. Matlab
  5. Mathcad
  6. Mathcad Prime
  7. GAMS
  8. Risk Solver Platform
  9. Xpress
  10. CPLEX 10.0 (by remote connection to Geblase cluster)
  11. AMPL 10.0 (by remote connection to Geblase cluster)
  12. SYMPHONY and other open source optimization software (CentOS Computer)
  13. Proplanner
  14. WinQSB
  15. TORA
  16. Designtools
  17. Arena
  18. Xming
  19. Secure file transfer and secure shell client
  20. Eclipse
  21. Microsoft Visual Studio