Computer Support Group

The Octagon
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 about 7500 users across the campus (using Wired connection and through Wireless). It has a 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone interconnecting the departments/buildings. It also acts as a resource centre to supplement classroom instructions with laboratory sessions.

The OCTAGON & TwinNet (Annex1) and Third i (Annex2) buildings 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, 2 labs in the TwinNet (Annex1) and 4 labs in the Third i (Annex2) building) with totally 600+ 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
637 sq.ft.
39 Dell OptiPlex 7050 Small Form Factor, Intel Core i7-7700 Processor, (Quad Core, 8MB, 8T, 3.6GHz, 65W), Intel Q270 Chipset, 32GB (4x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory, 1TB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive, Dell Keyboard (USB) & Dell Optical Mouse (USB), AMD Radeon R7 450, 4GB Graphics Card, Dell U2412M 24" LED monitor
LAB-II 11.6m x 5.9m 68.44m2
736 sq.ft.
55 ACER Veriton M6640, Intel Core i5-6500 Processor, 3.2GHz, Intel Q170 Mother Board, 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2133 MHz), 1TB 7200rpm SATA3 Harddisk, USB Key board, USB Mouse, Gigabit Ethernet, 2GB NVidia GT730 Graphics Card, ACER 19” Square V196L LED/TFT Monitor
LAB-III (Open Source LAB) 11.6m x 5.9m 68.44m2
736 sq.ft.
21 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
459 sq.ft.
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
578 sq.ft.
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
45m2
484 sq.ft.
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 TwinNet (Annex1) Building (Ground Floor), Open from early morning 5:00am to 1:00am midnight 15.8m x 10.9m 172.22m2
1800 sq.ft.
99 Dell OptiPlex 7050 SFF, Intel Core i5-7500 Processor 3.4GHz, Intel Q270 Chipset, 16GB DDR4 Memory (2400MHz), 500GB Hybrid Hard Disk Drive, Keyboard, USB Optical Mouse, AMD Radeon R5 430 2GB Graphics Card(DP/SL-DVI-I), 19” Square LED/TFT Monitor
TwinNet (Annex1) Building (1st Floor Lab) 15.8m x 10.9m 172.22m2
1800 sq.ft.
99 Dell OptiPlex 7050 SFF, Intel Core i5-7500 Processor 3.4GHz, Intel Q270 Chipset, 16GB DDR4 Memory (2400MHz), 500GB Hybrid Hard Disk Drive, Keyboard, USB Optical Mouse, AMD Radeon R5 430 2GB Graphics Card(DP/SL-DVI-I), 19” Square LED/TFT Monitor
Marigold Lab Third-i (Ground Floor) 11m x 23.8m
261.8m2
2818 sq.ft.
132 Dell OptiPlex 7470 AIO - 23.8” FHD 1920x1080 IPS with touch & Anti-Glare, IR Camera, Intel Core i7 9700 Processor (8 core / 12MB / 8T / up to 4.7GHz / 65W), 32GB DDR4 2666Mhz Non-ECC RAM, Intel Q370 Chipset motherboard, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive (SSD), Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, 4GB Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050), Dell Wired KB216 Keyboard & Dell Optical MS116 Mouse.
Shoe Flower Lab Third-i (Ground Floor) 11m x 23.8m
261.8m2
2818 sq.ft.
132 Dell OptiPlex 7470 AIO - 23.8” FHD 1920x1080 IPS with touch & Anti-Glare, IR Camera, Intel Core i7 9700 Processor (8 core / 12MB / 8T / up to 4.7GHz / 65W), 32GB DDR4 2666Mhz Non-ECC RAM, Intel Q370 Chipset motherboard, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive (SSD), Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, 4GB Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050), Dell Wired KB216 Keyboard & Dell Optical MS116 Mouse.

*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

The Octagon
Lab1

The Octagon
Lab2


It has a Printer room equipped with a high-speed A4 (Mono) and two A3 Network Laser Printers (Mono) 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 department of 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 has 3 Gbps internet connectivity via three Government Internet Service Providers (ISP):
i. 1 Gbps shared internet connectivity by National Informatics Centre (NIC) through Railnet as a part of National Knowledge Network (NKN),
ii. 1 Gbps shared internet connectivity by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) through National Mission on Education through Information & Communication Technology (NME-ICT) now this has been merged with NKN and
iii. 1 Gbps (1:1) leased line from Software Technology Park of India (STPi).
NKN next phase will be known as Digital India Infoway (DI2) and is currently under planning & implement stage by Government of India.
Network security is provided through two UTM appliances (SonicWall NSSP 12400 High-End UTM appliances with high availability with automatic failover, active-active) and two Email Security appliances (SonicWall ESA 9000 Email appliances with high availability with automatic failover, active-active). User authentication is linked with ADS.

 

The Octagon
TwinNet - Annex1 Building

 

The Octagon
CSG Library 

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 submitted to the National Supercomputing Mission to enhance research and parallel computing infrastructure in the campus has been approved and 650 TF CPU & GPU Hybrid Supercomputing facility is going to be commissioned later this year.

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 2020a Std Configuration Total Academic License (TAH) site license with 3 Years term license with 96+ toolboxes. CSG has Autodesk software collection with 3000 user network floating license, Ansys - 75 user advance license and 5 user research license, Adobe, Corel Draw, Comsol, Oracle, PTC CREO, Catia, Delmia, Simulia, Mathematica, MSC University MD FEA + Motion Bundle, Scilab, SPSS, SolidWorks, Tally, etc.

Third i
Third i

Another Annexure building named “Third i" was inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Sri Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder & Former Executive Vice-Chairman, Infosys & Chairman, Axilor Ventures in the presence of Dr.Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. “Third i" would be the third computer center in NIT-T and it will house 4 big labs, each lab with 132 numbers of high-end All-in-one computers, a conference hall, two seminar halls, a meeting room, UPS room, maintenance rooms, staff rooms, etc.

Third i