A large computing and communication infrastructure is the backbone of a modern university.
The NIT campus has over five thousand computers of varying configuration and capacity,
all networked over a widely dispersed Ethernet network laid over 10Gbps fiber optic
back bone. The computer centre is a service centre performing five essential functions:
To set up and operate the server infrastructure
To house and maintain the network switches and communication infrastructure
To support and assist users in getting the best out of the computing resources
To install and maintain commonly used general and technical software, to run large
To create software for automating institute services
The Centre is equipped with modern and advanced computing infrastructure that provides
a distributed computing environment addressing to the computing, networking and
communication needs of the institute. It houses many dedicated logical servers,
such as Mail server, Intranet server, Library server, Authentication server, FTP
server, NPTEL server, Blog server, SCM server, i-Manager sever, etc., which provide
dedicated resources to different applications.
It is also in the process of installing a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment
to support computationally intensive research in diverse fields, from chemistry
and mathematics to chemical to process simulation, CFD, Bioinformatics, Structural
Mechanics and industrial design. The centre also offers a wide range of software
ranging between Microsoft Office, Auto CAD drafting package and Matlab to Ansys
The staff members of the centre, guided by selected faculty, are also engaged in
developing “Office Automation Software” that automate the administrative and technical
services offered by the institute.The centre provides a Helpdesk accessible to every student, faculty, guest, researcher
and to members of the community.