OIT offers software to students, faculty, and staff at reduced or no additional cost. Software is made available to you based on the following criteria:
- Your affiliation (faculty, staff, or student)
- Campus (UTK, UTHSC, UTM, etc.)
- Equipment purchased with university funds or another source
How to obtain software
Many software packages are available for download from the OIT Software Distribution site to be installed on your computer. Installation and activation instructions and codes are usually a separate download.
Departmental and Personal Purchases
Windows 10 for Students: Students are eligible for one copy of Windows 10 for Education at no additional cost. Additional information.
Windows 10 and Microsoft Office for Faculty and Staff: Faculty and staff may purchase and download the Windows Operating Systems and the current version of Microsoft Office for home use at a significantly reduced price. Additional information.
Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server: Windows Server and Microsoft SQL server software are available for purchase under our Microsoft Select Agreement, managed by the UTSA IT Services group. Contact the OIT HelpDesk for pricing and order information.
VolTech: Faculty, staff, and students can purchase software for departmental and personal use at VolTech.
Apps@UT: OIT’s Terminal Server
Our Apps@UT system lets you run software as if it were installed on your computer. Open and save files on your computer and print to your printer. Use Apps@UT from any Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android device.
Note: Apps@UT is available for active UTK faculty, staff, and students. Students who have suppressed their information in the UT directory need to send an email to StatHelp@utk.edu to gain access.
Some software is made available directly from the vendor or accessed through a web browser.
JIC’s Advanced Computing Facility
The Joint Institute for Computational Science offers a large Linux-based Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) cluster for calculations that require long processing times, a high degree of parallelism, or large data sets. You have the opportunity to execute your calculations on thousands of processors simultaneously and have access to large, high-performance storage systems. Several commercial software packages provided by OIT are available for use on ACF (including MatLab, Maple, SAS, and SPSS) as well as a complete suite of open source tools. Researchers also have multiple compiler options for developing and executing custom applications.