Computer Center

 Computer Division is backbone of ARIES which provides various Computing and Network services through Information & Communication Technologies for its Staff members including Scientists, Engineers, Students, Technical and Administrative Staff. Computer Centre administers and manages the entire Campus Computer Network which includes Departments/Sections, Main Administrative Building, Hostels and the Guest House.

The Division helps in providing  management and support to Servers, Storage Device, Work Stations, Firewall, PTP Links, CCTV, IP Cameras,   Desktop and Laptop Computers, Printers, Plotters,  Scanners, DSLAM, Software and Network (Wired & Wireless) infrastructure time to time along with setup, maintenance and support.

The Division also provides secured network services including the design of campus wide LAN/WAN solutions and internet /intranet solutions besides providing computing services to ongoing R&D projects (3.6M DOT,1.3M , ST-Radar etc) and conducting periodical training programs. The IT group has been in the forefront of deploying information technologies to help our scientists/Engineers to be in their chosen area of research/work. 

The Division has extended its service to all users with 34 Mbps ILL connection from BSNL. We also have NKN (National Knowledge Network) link provided by NIC. The present ARIES Network facility management system has been upgraded with latest technologies like Webmail, Band width management and Firewall.

Technical Activities:

  • Wired and Wireless Networking Solutions & Services
  • Software Development & Data Base Management
  • Windows and Linux Server Administration
  • Internet Connectivity to all Scientists, Engineers, Staff and Students of ARIES
  • Infrastructure Procurement, Set-up, Installation, Management  and Maintenance
  • E-Administration  Services including Software and Hardware installations, printers, scanners and all other computer related devices
  • E-mail Service for ARIES Staff members including Scientists, Engineers , Technical and Administrative Staffs and Students
  • Technical support in Video Conferencing / Seminars/ Training Schools/ Scientific Workshop
  • Design and Maintenance of Intranet
  • Network Security
  • Web Services include Website (Website Development, Administration and Maintenance)
  • Management of Point to Point link(Microwave link) between Nainital & Devasthal.

 Facilities:

  • Workstation & Servers  for  services like Web, Email, DHCP, DNS etc
  • Email services for all Staff and Students
  • Wi-Fi Internet Management System
  • VPN Network Service Management System
  • Centralized Storage System
  • Centralized printing facility
  • Network Management System with high speed Routers and Switches
  • Network Security Management System with Firewall
  • Various advanced and special purpose software for  ARIES facilities & instruments

 

Computational / Network/ Monitoring/Printing facilities
Management of Internet Services Providers-
Sr No.
Name of ISP
Bandwidth
Status
1
BSNL
34 Mbps
Working Fine
2
NKN (National Knowledge Network)
~1 Gbps
Working Fine
Servers/WorkStations-
Sr No.
Server/Workstation details
No of Server
Used for
Status
1
E Mail Server (In House- Using Zimbra)
01
E Mail services
Working Fine
2
Web Server
01
Web Site /intranet /FTP/DataBase
Working Fine
3
Astronomy Data Server(3.6M,1.3M,Galaxy,IDL etc)
06
Data Analysis/ Processing
Working Fine
4
Atmospheric Data(Earth, Climate etc)
02
Data Processing
Working Fine
5
Solar Data Server
01
Data Processing
Working Fine
6
Mechanical Software
01
Auto Cad & other designs
Working Fine
7
Library Data Server
01
Libsys & other Software
Working Fine
Firewall-
Sr No.
Details of Firewall
Quantity
Used for
Status
1
At Nainital Office
01
Cyber Security,
User Management
Working Fine
2
At Devasthal Office
01
Cyber Security,
User Management
Working Fine
Networking Devices –
Sr No.
Details of Networking Euipments
Quantity
Status
1
Network Switch At Nainital Office
22
Working Fine
2
Network Switch At Devasthal Office
06
Working Fine
3
Router at Nainital
01
Working Fine
4
Router at Devasthal
01
Working Fine
5
Wi-Fi Access Point
15
Working Fine
Desktop Computers-
Sr No.
Details of Desktop computers
Quantity
Status
1
At Nainital Office
~150
Working Fine
2
At Devasthal Office
~15
Working Fine
Laptops-
Sr No.
Details of Laptops
Quantity
Status
1
At Nainital Office
50
Working Fine
2
At Devasthal Office
03
Working Fine
Network Printers-
Sr No.
Details of Network Printer
Quantity
Status
1
At Nainital Office
15
Working Fine
2
At Devasthal Office
04
Working Fine
IP Based CCTV Systems-
Sr No.
Details of CCTV /NVR
Quantity
Status
1
CCTV At Nainital Office
32
Working Fine
2
CCTV At Devasthal Office
10
Working Fine
3
NVR at Nainital
01
         Working Fine
4
NVR at Devasthal
01
         Working Fine
IP Cameras –
Sr No.
IP Cameras
Quantity
Status
1
IP Camera At 3.6M telescope
04
Working Fine
A0 Size Plotter-
Sr No.
Details of Plotter
Quantity
Status
1
At Nainital Office for poster printing
01
Working Fine
Video Conferencing Systems –
Sr No.
Details of Video Conferencing
Quantity
Status
1
At Devasthal Office
01
Working Fine
2
At Nainital Office
01
Working Fine
Projectors-
Sr No.
Details of Projectors
Quantity
Status
1
At Nainital Office
04
Working Fine
2
At Devasthal Office
01
Working Fine
Management of DSLAM Device –
Sr No.
Details of DSLAM Device
Quantity
Status
1
At Nainital Office (Used to provide internet at Residence using telephone lines)
01
Working Fine

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