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Brief Introduction

Information Processing Center (IPC) at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus facilitates access to Information Technology (IT) resources and communications networks amongst the user community within the campus. IPC provides IT facilities/services to augment academic ambience of the institute. IT staff strives to expand, and maintain the existing Campus wide LAN spreading kilometers of fiber backbone with over 4000 data-ports. The network is built using Cisco three-tier architecture with wired and WiFi access to users. All hostel rooms, staff housing, laboratories, class rooms, offices, and research labs are wired. WiFi is available at places where there is a mobility pattern of users like, library, academic blocks, placement seminar halls, technology business incubator, director offices, lecture theater complexes, auditorium, work integrated learning programs division, board room, telepresence class rooms, TP meeting room, and student activity center. The Internet connectivity is available from two different links, a 155 Mbps fiber leased line and a 90 Mbps Licensed Band Radio (LBR). The load on these two links is balanced by a Radware load balancer along with fine-grained application level control to ensure end-user Quality of Experience (QoE). For ERP and Telepresence facilities, separate MPLS links are available. The campus data network is integrated with voice solution from Avaya call manager to facilitate around 200 IP telephones within the campus. A Cyberoam is used as a Universal Threat Management (UTM) device at the periphery with features like web filtering, user authentication, anti-virus, anti-spam etc. IT staff also creates and manages official e-mail IDs for all students, staff and faculties using Google’s centralized e-mail solutions. An e-mail account in the e-mail solution offers 25GB mail storage space, 5GB file storage space, collaboration tools, file sharing, personal web pages, calendaring etc. There is a Virtualization platform available for students to experiment with their assignments/projects. IPC also manages the other server class hardware (clusters, storage area networks etc.) procured by various Principal investigators of different projects in the entire institute. IPC also conducts BITSAT every year with sizable applicants writing their online entrance test at Hyderabad campus. IPC also maintains 5 terminal rooms (Labs) to provide centralized computing facilities to the students, six laboratories and two research laboratories for Computer Sc. Department. These labs/terminal rooms have around 400 computers (Desktop and Workstations). It also maintains ERP Disaster recovery rack that serves ERP needs of Pilani, Goa, and Hyd campuses. 
 
IPC has following servers- IBM eServer BladeCentre with SAN running on Windows Enterprise edition, Ubuntu Compute server, and FTP servers. All the PCs are on the LAN and can connect to any of the compute servers. The development tools available are: TC Plus, Jdk 1.8, Visual Studio, Compilers (gcc/g++ & Sun’s JDK), Script Interpreters (Tcl/Tk, Perl 5.0, gawk). Other development tools include (GNU Assemblers, flex, flex++, X-Development tools), Oracle and graphical viewers (gsview, gimp, X-fig, xpdf, xdvi). Netsim network simulator, and Symantec Antivirus are also available. All users can work on Linux environments. With these computing facilities, laboratory work for courses like Computer Programming, Data structures, Operating Systems, Computer networks etc. are being conducted. All these above computers are connected to uninterrupted power supply for safe operations. IPC also maintains Tele-presence facility that is used to connect Pilani, Goa, Dubai and Hyderabad campuses (faculty/students) for organizing tele-meetings, research discussions, and conducting classes through tele-presence mode. 
 
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  • Services offered

    • Computing facilities with around 400 Computers in IPC terminals.
    • Computing Facilities for faculty members.
    • Virtualization infra for Computer Sc. & Engineering students.
    • Telephone services ( i.e. VoIP) for faculty members and Offices
    • E-mail server for all staff members and students.
    • Internet facility (155 Mbps leased line and 90 Mbps LBR) for the campus community.
    • Campus-wide LAN and MPLS for Telepresence and ERP.
    • Telepresence interactive classes for the students from all BITS campuses and meetings amongst faculty and staff across campuses. 

  • Activities

    • Day-to-day maintenance of computer labs.
    • Providing technical services (related to computers) to other departments and individual staff.
    • Maintaining LAN, Servers, CISCO Network components and Internet connections.
    • Maintenance of Telephone services for the Institute.
    • VMware computing facility for CS students.
    • Conducting the BITSAT exam for students every year.

  • IPC Nucleus

    Prof. Chittaranjan Hota
    Faculty In-charge
    Information Processing Center(IPC)
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    IPC Technical Team :
     
    Mr. Venkat Satish
    IPC Team Lead  
       - IT Infra Projects
       - IT Service 
     
    IT Infra Projects: 
     
    Managing new Projects (Designing, Planning and Implementation) from negotiations and cost estimation till         completion of the project.
    Monitor Workflow and make timeline adjustments as needed.
    Develop status reports, cost estimates and resource plans.
     
    IT Service: 
     
    Answering end user calls/ mails regarding usability issues and software issues.
    End User Support for IT related issues.
    Monitoring for day to day IT requirements of the organization such as user management, IT trouble shooting,       help desk and advice. 
    Managing VMware Infrastructure environment ESXi/ESX 5.1.0 Server with 300 Virtual Machines.
    Technical Support for Cisco Telepresence System. 
    Mail Id     :   venkats@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in
     
    Mr. Ramesh Goud
    Campus wide network maintenance 
    Mail administrator 
    Server Room maintenance 
    Maintenance of IP Phones
    Mail Id     :   ramesh@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in
     
    Mr. Suresh Gummalla
    Installation & Maintenance of Hardware & software in all IPC Terminals for Lab courses whenever required         throughout the semester.
    Maintenance of all administrative/ academic block computers.
    Design and maintenance of the Call log software for IT complaints.
    Tele-presence maintenance. 
    Mail Id    :   suresh@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in
     
    Mr. C. Surendranath Reddy
    Maintenance of Website.
    Tele-presence maintenance.  
    Technical support for all IPC Terminals. 
    Mail Id    :   csreddy@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in
     
    For any suggestions or complaints, please mail to ipc@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in or contact 040-66303828

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