The ICT Division of CSIR-SERC houses a state of the art Data Centre which is equipped with high end servers, SAN storages, Tape Libraries, Firewall and other network components etc. The 1 Gbps Network connectivity from NKN gets terminated at the Data Centre . The CSIR-SERC website, the website of AcSIR (Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research), the intranet portal, software license servers, DNS server etc. are developed in house and maintained at the Data Centre. The OneCSIR ERP applications of CSIR are presently deployed at the Data Centre. These applications are being accessed by CSIR labs across the country. In addition to Internet connectivity, e-mail and quick SMS services of NKN are being made available to the Staff. The Data Centre is being maintained 24 x 7 to ensure failsafe operations. KOHA Server of KRD, Thin client Server, Biometric Server, License server of AutoDyna, SAP2000, ETABS and Ansys etc. are maintained in the Data Centre. The Division also caters to other requirements including application development, software installation etc.
The main activities related to Network services is to make available LAN & Wireless network access to all the staff in the Campus. The LAN facility has been upgraded to high speed 10G LAN by laying single mode fiber across the entire campus on STAR network topology. A facility called NDC ( Network Distribution Center ) with L2 / L3 Manageable Switches has been established in SERC main building, which takes WAN input from the Data center and connects all building in the campus. The CSIR TTRS campus situated about 10 Km from the CSIR SERC main campus is connected through NKN and a high speed fiber optic cable is laid between TTRS guest house and the TTRS control building.
The state of the art Video Conferencing facilities are also being maintained as part of the Network Services.
The main activities related to Electronics Instrumentation are : Instrumentation support service for R&D, consultancy and sponsored projects. Calibration for electrical parameters and calibration of accelerometers. Development of specific application oriented instruments & Systems integration. The division has developed multi channel constant voltage / constant current sources for corrosion studies. Ultrasonic pulser / receiver electronics for Non-destructive studies on concrete. Special power supplies for accelerometer signal conditioning / vibration measurement system. Handheld digital stress meter. Wireless embedded sensing system for structural health monitoring of corrosion, humidity , temperature in reinforced concrete structure .