SMARTcomputing Advantage Goals

Promoting a standardized secure computing environment within the Purdue community for 80% of the hardware and software systems.

  • Maximizing the management of expenditures by streamlining costs and establishing best practices associated with:
  • Systems procurement
  • Standardizing platforms
  • Configuration management
  • Patch management
  • Software distribution
  • Hardware and software inventory
  • Asset management
  • Imaging
  • Life-cycle replacement

For program questions or to proceed with participating, please contact the SMARTcomputing service Chair.


The majority of IT support units within the West Lafayette campus are actively participating in the program through the annual authorization of a participation agreement. Participation is voluntary and dependent on collaborative engagement and support of the program's mission.

Standard hardware models (with options) are provided. Standardization is achieved through regular collaboration of IT representatives across academic, administrative and central IT areas. This reduces technical complexity; improves information security, privacy, and integrity; improves service quality; and optimizes resources and strategic partnerships. The SMARTcomputing Program is for institutional purchases by the Purdue campus administration/staff. A list of hardware approved by the SMARTcomputing service oversight committee (SOC) is available through the enterprise SharePoint site for University personnel.

For personal purchases please use ITaP Shopping


  1. To place an order, please use the Ariba Portal on the Procurement Services website.
  2. Complete the SMARTcomputing Fee Form.
  3. Questions about ordering? Contact the SMARTcomputing Office.


  • Funding source charged to a sponsored program fund must be allowable, reasonable and allocable. The account distribution for the computer purchased on sponsored funds should be based on the usage of the computer. Any additional charge/cost for the computer should also be distributed in the same manner.
  • If you receive a login prompt for SharePoint, type onepurdue\ before your career account name.
  • To avoid login prompts, you may wish to add as a web browser Trusted Site. Tools>Internet Options>Security>Trusted Sites. Contact your IT support team if you have questions.

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