Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, IndiaThe computer facilitities at Institute of Physics include facility for numerical and algebric computation, graphic applications, documentations, email, internet and automation of library and administration.
There are about two hundred PC's installed in the computer centre, library, laboratories, offices of faculties, scholars and administration in three different buildings connected by Local Area Network. The machines for academic use run under Linux and those in administrative offices are run under Windows operating system. User's data is stored in a fileserver with total storage capacity of 1 TB. Institute of Physics is a node under ICOSER project and encourages use of its facility for academic work. Programs which require extensive numerical work are run in the multi-CPU HPK260 workstations and the 24-CPU PC-Cluster. Parallel processing compilers have been loaded in these machines to speed up computation.
Several softwares, such as Mathematica, Matlab, Maple are available for algebric comptation. For graphical analysis, Gnuplot, xmgrace are being used and Latex is used for documentation. General scientific library softwares like SCILAB, CERNLIB are available. The administrative works, such as accounting, personnel management, stores have been computerised . Printers are provided in every faculty and administrative office. Laser printers (3 b/w and 2 color) are provided for general use with network printing facility. The internet access to Institute is provided by Software Technology Parks of India, Bhubaneswar, at 2MBPS(shared). In addition, Institute of Physics is a node under ANUNET and is directly linked to other ANUNET nodes by VSAT link. The computer centre is open 24 hours a day.