In August 2013, the department relocated to its new state-of-the-art facilities in Tavros, situated near the heart of Athens. The impressive new building, owned by Harokopio University, spans six floors and includes three basements, providing ample space to accommodate all the department's requirements. This modern facility was made possible through funding from both European and Regional sources and represents the realization of the late Professor G. Karabatsos's visionary goals. Professor Karabatsos, a former rector of the University, played a pivotal role in shaping this innovative space. Both the department and the university prioritize the continual enhancement and upkeep of their facilities, reflecting their commitment to providing an optimal learning environment. Conveniently located in downtown Athens, the department is just a 3-4 minute walk from the Tavros subway station. Additionally, it is a short 10-minute stroll from the central campus of the university. This strategic positioning ensures accessibility for students and fosters a dynamic connection with the broader university community.


Lecture Halls

The auditorium, located on the first floor of the building, accommodates up to 120 individuals, providing a spacious venue for various events. Additionally, the department offers three smaller lecture halls with capacities of 50, 50, and 36 persons, respectively, catering to diverse educational needs. Equipped with modern multimedia facilities, the auditorium enhances the learning experience for attendees. This includes LCD TVs, a projector, cameras, conference systems, microphones, and a sound mixing console. The department has also installed a 300W power amplifier and speakers to ensure optimal audio quality during presentations, lectures, and discussions. These advanced amenities contribute to creating an immersive and engaging educational environment.


The two PC labs with 35 seats each are located on the 2nd and 4th floor and are equipped with state-of-the-art Linux workstations with i5 processors, 16GBytes of RAM and SSDs. They are extensively used in the programming courses providing a much needed "hands-on" approach which is a primary goal of the Department. A FOG server is used to easily manage and maintain the workstations.

Private cloud

Over the years, the Department has invested in building its own cloud infrastructure that can be used for both educational and research purposes. The virtualization technology used is a combination of Vmware and Proxmox, the latter being the open-source upstream of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. More than 100 virtual machines are currently hosted in the Department’s servers which together provide more than 2THz of CPU power and 3TB of memory along with 100TB of storage made accessible to the cluster through fiber channel. The vast majority of virtual machines are running Linux (mostly Debian and Ubuntu) while a Kubernetes cluster is currently running several containers used in the Department’s R&D projects.