The Octagon - Main CC building
The OCTAGON - Computer Center is the sterling hallmark of this campus was opened with the theme of "Dare to Dream". This center serves the campus-wide LAN in close association with the user departments. This LAN caters to totally 6000 users across the campus (1600 users at the same time using Wired connection and the remaining users through Wireless). It has a 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone. It also acts as a resource centre to supplement classroom instructions with laboratory sessions.
The OCTAGON & Annex building accommodates the central computing facilities, it has a server room with 40 high-end servers and there are 7 laboratories (5 labs in Octagon building and 2 labs in the Annex building) with totally 400 high-end computers.
|Lab Name||Lab Space / Lab Area||Number of Computers||Specification of the Computers|
|LAB-I||11.6m x 5.1m 59.16m2||35||HP Compaq DC7900, Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 @ 3.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR2 RAM (800MHz), 250GB SATA 2 Hard Disk, ATI Radeon HD2400XT PCI EX16 (256MB) Graphics Card, 17” Flat Panel LCD Monitor|
|LAB-II||11.6m x 5.9m 68.44m2||55||Dell Optiplex 980, Intel Core i5 Processor 670, 3.46GHz, Intel Q 57 Mother Board, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz), 500GB 7200 rpm SATA2, USB Key board, USB Mouse, Gigabit Ethernet, 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4550 Graphics Card, 17” LCD Monitor|
|LAB-III (Open Source LAB)||11.6m x 5.9m 68.44m2||42||ACER Veriton M200, Intel Core i3 Entry level 3220 3.30GHz, 6GB DDR3 1600MHz, 1x500GB 7200rpm SATA HDD, 1GB Graphics Card, ACER 19" LED Monitor, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS|
|LAB-IV (Graphics Lab)||8.2m x 5.1m 41.82m2||28||Dell Optiplex 9020, Intel Core i7 Processor 4770, 3.9GHz, Intel Q67 Express Chipset, 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1600MHz), 1TB 7200 rpm (SATA II) 3.5 Gbps, USB Key board, USB Mouse, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 Graphics Card, Dell 2412H 24” Widescreen Flat Panel LED Monitor|
|LAB-V (CAD/CAM Lab)||9.1m x 5.9m 53.69m2||22||Dell Precision T1650 Workstation, Intel Xeon Processor E3-1280 v2 (Quad Core, 3.60GHz Turbo, 8MB), 16GB DDR3 UDIMMs (1600 MHz) ECC Memory, 2 x 500GB 7,200 rpm (SATA 6.0 Gb/s), 1GB nVidia Quadro 2000 with 2 Display port and 1 DVI interface, IEEE Firewire 1394, 24" Widescreen Flat Panel LED Monitor|
|LAB-VI (R&D Lab)||9m x 5m
|19||Dell Optiplex 9020, Intel Core i7 Processor 4770, 3.9GHz, Intel Q67 Express Chipset, 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1600MHz), 1TB 7200 rpm (SATA II) 3.5 Gbps, USB Key board, USB Mouse, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 Graphics Card, Dell 2412H 24” Widescreen Flat Panel LED Monitor|
|*Internet Lab Annex Building (Ground Floor), Open from early morning 5:00am to 1:00am midnight||15.8m x 10.9m 172.22m2||99||Dell Optiplex 990F, Intel Core i7 Processor 2600, 3.40GHz, Intel Q 67 Express Chipset, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1333MHz), 1TB 7200 rpm (SATA II) 3.0 Gbps, USB Key board, USB Mouse, 512MB AMD Radeon HD 6350 Graphics Card, Dell P190S 19” LCD Monitor, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS|
|Annex Building (1st Floor Lab)||15.8m x 10.9m 172.22m2||99||Dell Optiplex 990F, Intel Core i7 Processor 2600, 3.40GHz, Intel Q 67 Express Chipset, 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1333MHz), 1TB 7200 rpm (SATA II) 3.0 Gbps, USB Key board, USB Mouse, 512MB AMD Radeon HD 6350 Graphics Card, Dell P190S 19” LCD Monitor|
*Internet will be available only in this lab, in other labs internet will be enabled based on request with justification like TP online exam, etc
It has a Printer room equipped with a high-speed A4 (Mono) and two A3 Network Laser Printers (Mono and Color) which can print up to 60 pages & 50 pages per minute (PPM) respectively; a Library for software and manuals; Conference and Seminar facilities; a CAD/CAM Centre with 22 high-end workstations and an in-house maintenance facilities.
The centre is maintained by the Computer Support Group (CSG).
Octagon is kept open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year, also has centralized 2 x 60 kVA redundant Uninterrupted Power Supply and Central Air Conditioning.
NITT is connected to the Internet via two Internet Service Providers (ISP): i. 150 Mbps (1:1) leased line from Software Technology Park of India (STPi), and ii. 1Gbps shared connectivity by National Informatics Centre (NIC) using Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Railnet as a part of National Knowledge Network (NKN) and National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NME-ICT).
Network security is provided through two UTM appliances with failover option (Sonic Wall NSA 8500) and two Email Security appliances (Sonic Wall ES8300). User authentication for browsing the Internet is linked with ADS.
Annex Building CC
CSG has been providing infrastructure for administering GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test), Microsoft Certification and other Tests since March 2016. These tests were administered by the CSG staff who were trained and certified by the testing agency, Pearson.
Proposals have been submitted to the National Supercomputing Mission to enhance research and parallel computing infrastructure in the campus.
NIT-T has signed a Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing program known as Microsoft Open Value Subscription Education Solutions, apart from this each department has Microsoft Imagine Premium (formerly known as Microsoft Dreamspark Premium) for Lab Computers. Matlab 2016 Std Configuration Total Academic License (TAH) 3 Years term license is purchased by CSG. CSG has Autodesk 2015 software collection with 250 user network floating license Ansys 17 includes CFX and ICEM CFD - 50 user advance license and 5 user research license, Oracle, PTC CREO, Catia, Delmia, Mathematica, etc.