Computer Support Group

The Octagon
The Octagon - Main CC building 

The OCTAGON - Computer Center is the sterling hallmark of this campus. 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) and 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 25 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 39 HP Compaq DC7900, Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 @ 3.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR2- 800MHz RAM, 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 (Linux LAB under installation) 11.6m x 5.9m 68.44m2 18 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-IV (Graphics & Multimedia 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 Laboratory) 9.1m x 5.9m 53.69m2 22 Dell Precision T1650 Workstation, Intel Xeon Processor E3-1280 v2 (Quad Core, 3.60GHz Turbo, 8MB), 8GB 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) -m x -m -m2 24 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
Annex Building (Internet Lab, 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, 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
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, 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

The Octagon
Lab1


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 per minute (PPM); 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 with 200 kVA standby Power Generators and Central Air Conditioning.

NITT is connected to the Internet via 100 Mbps (1:1) leased line from Software Technology Park of India (STPi),  and 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.

 

The Octagon
Annex Building CC 

 

The Octagon
CSG Library