AAE New User and General Information

Welcome to AAESITE.

Computer service for the engineering schools of Purdue University is handled by Engineering Computer Network. ECN serves all of engineering, offering a variety of benefits, for all users. A Site Specialist is a local expert (System Administrator) responsible for overseeing computer operations for the school and interacting with ECN.

The school of Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering draws from a pool of Site Specialists provided by the User and Desktop Service Group within ECN.

IT support can be requested by using the web form found here: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/AboutUs/ContactUs
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

At other engineering schools, contact the local site specialists for support of their computer equipment. The web page http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ECN/Fac_Staff/ECN_Site_Specialists contains a list by school.

Obtaining An ECN Account

The schools of engineering make available a career computer account - open until graduation.

If you are registered as an AAE student your account should be updated at the beginning of each semester.

Otherwise fill out a trouble report.

Workstations and Servers

Workstation Types

The department makes available a number of Windows 7 computers for general access and general purpose computing.


Each department maintains one major *NIX server for all genral department activities, and several others for more specialized purposes. The servers are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, except for a fractional amount of time for maintenance. Maintenance will be announced in the message of the day, which is shown on the screen during logon.

The departmental servers are

  • roger.ecn.purdue.edu: Don not run applications on roger!
  • drag.ecn.purdue.edu
  • fbd.ecn.purdue.edu
  • gene.ecn.purdue.edu
  • gus.ecn.purdue.edu
  • iven.ecn.purdue.edu
  • lift.ecn.purdue.edu
  • neil.ecn.purdue.edu
  • pitch.ecn.purdue.edu
  • roll.ecn.purdue.edu
  • thrust.ecn.purdue.edu
  • yaw.ecn.purdue.edu
  • yuri.ecn.purdue.edu

You can check the status of the servers as well.