- Departments / Centres
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 & Annex1 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 Annex1 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||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||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||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||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 Annex1 Building (Ground Floor), Open from early morning 5:00am to 1:00am midnight||15.8m x 10.9m 172.22m2||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|
|Annex1 Building (1st Floor Lab)||15.8m x 10.9m 172.22m2||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|
*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) 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. 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), ii. 400 Mbps (1:1) leased line from Software Technology Park of India (STPi), and
Network security is provided through UTM appliance (Sonic Wall) and two Email Security appliances (Sonic Wall ES8300). User authentication for browsing the Internet is linked with ADS.
TwinNet - Annex1 Building
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 2019a Std Configuration Total Academic License (TAH) site license with 3 Years term license with 50 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.
Another Annexure building named “Third i" is to be 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 computers, a conference hall, two seminar halls, a meeting room, UPS room, maintenance rooms, staff rooms, etc.