The Faculty Computer Centre (FCC) is established as the Computing Facility
Centre to cater the needs of the Faculty members and the Students. The
Centre is equipped with Thirty Desktop Machines and two Server Machines,
Laser Printers, Scanners. One of the Servers is configured to act as a
Linux based terminal Server and the other one with Terminal access
services and client access capability acts as the Windows Terminal Server.
The objective of the terminal services is to use the resources Centrally
from the Servers. The Desktop machines which are installed as Stand alone
Computers are in all practicality operate as Client machines to provide
terminal services. The Printer is centrally connected to operate
through print server and the printing can be done from any machines. The
FCC in turn is connected to the Campus wide area network through the OFC
The major advantages of such an open architecture and operation are
Central operation and managing the resources at central places. As the
Linux based applications are in a process of continuous upgrade, it is
always easy and convenient to administer from a central Terminal Server.
Windows based applications with Server capability is great advantages
considering that the cost of licensing and cost of overheads in
preventing downtime are concerned.
Applications: QtOctave, PSPP, R-Commander, Kile, Open Office etc