Faculty Computing

The Faculty Computing program is an initiative by the Office of the Provost that ensures all faculty have a desktop or laptop personal computer (PC).  The program ensures that basic model computers for faculty members are replaced every three years. More sophisticated systems may require a different time frame for replacement.  Replaced computers are then refurbished and used to fill needs first of visitng faculty, adjunct faculty or staff within the School of Law where funds are not avialable to replace computers.

Please note that some software packages are made available free of charge to faculty by CSSD.  Some of these packages will not function on computers with no network connectivity.  In order for these packages to function properly, the computer will need to be connected to the University's network or remotely authenticated to the University's SSLVPN service.  See http://technology.pitt.edu/category/software-for-faculty-staff-depts for more information.

Configurations offered are the latest in terms of processor speed, memory, hard drive storage space and necessary support peripherals:

  • Windows Desktop:  Dell Optiplex 7020
    Intel® Core™ i5-3570 Processor 
    8GB Memory
    1GB AMD RADEON HD 7570
    256GB SSD
    No monitor unless requested.
  • Windows Laptop:  Latitude E7000 Series
    4th gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor
    8GB Memory
    12.5" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit
    256GB Mobility Solid State Drive
  • Macintosh Desktop:  21.5-inch iMac Intel Core i5 1.4GHz dual-core 
    8GB Memory
    Intel HD Graphics 5000
    256GB Flash Storage
  • Macintosh Laptop:  MacBook Pro 13-inch Intel Core i5 2.5GHz dual-core
    8GB Memory
    256GB Solid-State Drive
    Intel HD Graphics 4000