The Centre for Education Technology at IIT Palakkad serve as the focal point of computing resources, which are shared by all the departments and offices of the Institute. The CET comprises and manages High-Performance Computing Cluster (Chandra@iitpkd ), Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (VMWare) and 4 Labs equipped with 255 All-In-One Dual Boot Desktops connected centrally to the File Server with LDAP authentication and 12 high-end servers in which applications and software such as Moodle, Room Booking System, Website, Admission Portals, Recruitment portals, Support portal and other Portals are hosted. All machines are Internet-enabled via a high-speed network. And other accessories including printers, scanners, LCD projectors etc. that are available for the use of the staff and the students of the Institution.
An EPABX for the intercom facility of the Institute is also housed here which is equipped with digital, analogue and IP telephone connectivity.
The Network facility is served by a 1 Gbps leased line internet connection available under the NKN scheme of the Central Government. It is the hub of the Campus-wide Network backbone and distributes the internet connectivity throughout the Campus via fibre optical connectivity including Hostels, enabling 24 X 7 internet access.
It is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all working days.
The Centre is now gearing up for a High-Performance Computing set-up as part of the National Supercomputing Mission