Computer Facility • 53 Church Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Computer Labs

Our labs are equipped with an array of hardware, outlined below. We also have extensive software.

53 Church Street

Lab (Room #) Resources
Shared Lab Resources
  • Wired Gigabit Networking to Lab Workstations with Redundant Fiber Optic Internet Backbone Links
  • Wireless b/g/n Networking (wireless radius includes outdoor patios and nearby cafés)
  • HP Black and White LaserJet printer (printing of small print jobs is included for registered continuing education students)
  • HP Color LaserJet printer (requires permission from front desk)
Video Streaming Lab (L01)
  • 31 Lenovo Intel i7 ThinkPads with 4GB of RAM, 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drives
  • Each includes a NVIDIA Quadro 1000M with 2 GB of video RAM
  • Each laptop includes a DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive
Macintosh Lab (104)
  • 30 MacPro 3.7GHz Quad-core Ivy-Bridge 64-bit Intel Xeon E5 desktops (the cylinders) with 12GB of ECC RAM, 1TB Solid-State Flash Memory Drive
  • Each includes the high-end AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB of video RAM
  • Each configured with VirtualBox for shared usage of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition
  • Each features a 27″ glass panel Apple Thunderbolt Display
  • High-definition movie production non-linear video editing software from Apple Final Cut Studio to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Dual 80" LCD video screens for TV & movie instructional design and one 100" 16:9 over-head projection system; and 6.1 surround sound for audio design
Multimedia Editing Lab (105)
  • 6 MacPro 3.7GHz Quad-core Ivy-Bridge 64-bit Intel Xeon E5 desktops (the cylinders) with 12GB of ECC RAM, 1TB Solid-State Flash Memory Drive
  • Each includes the high-end AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB of video RAM
  • Each configured with VirtualBox for shared usage of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition
  • 3 Canon 9950 High Resolution Scanners with back-light capability
  • 2 High Definition DV, DVD, and VHS Duplication Stations
  • Each features dual–27″ glass panel Apple Thunderbolt Display for professional–level editing, palette, script, and video monitoring.
  • High-definition movie production non-linear video editing software from Apple Final Cut Studio to Adobe Creative Cloud
Mini Lab and Adaptive Technology(107)
  • 4 Dell OptiPlex Desktop Computers
  • 19″ Flat-Panel Display
  • DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive

Adaptive Technology Hardware

  • 3 Dell OptiPlex Desktop Computers
  • 22″ Flat-Panel Display
  • DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive
  • Smartview SV80000 Document/Object Magnifier with inverse color view

Adaptive Technology Software

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition Software
  • JAWS Windows Reader
  • MAGIC Screen Magnification Software
  • Kurzweil Optical Character Recognition Software with mp3 text-to-audio creator
PC Classroom (201)
  • 21 Dell OptiPlex 980 2.8GHz Quad-Core 64-bit Intel i7 Workstations with 8GB of Non-ECC RAM, 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drives
  • 20″ Flat-Panel Display
  • DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive
  • Dual over-head projection system with touch panel control of multi-media instructional hardware
Macintosh Lab (202)
  • 30 MacPro 3.7GHz Quad-core Ivy-Bridge 64-bit Intel Xeon E5 desktops (the cylinders) with 12GB of ECC RAM, 1TB Solid-State Flash Memory Drive
  • Each includes the high-end AMD FirePro D300 with 2GB of video RAM
  • Each configured with VirtualBox for shared usage of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition
  • Dual over-head projection system with touch panel control of multi-media instructional hardware
Mobile Classroom (203)
  • 16 MacBook Pro Dual 2.7GHz 64-bit Intel i7 laptops with 8GB of RAM, 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drives
  • Each includes the high-end NVIDIA Nvidia GeForce 650M with 1 GB of video RAM
  • Each configured with VirtualBox for shared usage of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition
  • Each workstation comes with a 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD-+R DL/DVD-+RW/CD-RW)
  • High-definition movie production non-linear video editing software from Apple Final Cut Studio to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Dual 42" LCD video screens with touch panel control of multi-media instructional hardware

Grossman Library

Grossman Library's provides Mactintosh laptops for in-library research and printing. The current library reading room schedule and information can be found by visiting its official website

Sever Hall in Harvard Yard, Third Floor, Room 311
(617) 495-4163

Laptop borrowing access is limited to Harvard Extension School students only. Some students prefer the Grossman Library computer lab because it is conveniently located in Harvard Yard. The library offers a large workspace, contains many books used in Extension courses, and offers a writing center to help with papers.