Seyit Koçberber, Ph.D., Director
The Bilkent Computer Center (BCC)
provides a variety of computing
resources and services to meet the administrative, educational and
research computing requirements in the university community. These
services include providing computational, networking, and inter networking
equipment, their hardware and software maintenance. Additionally, BCC develops
in-house application software for the university itself including the academic
information system, student information system and others.
Workstation and PC Laboratories
There are approximately 4,500 personal computers distributed in offices and
laboratories throughout the campus; all connected to the campus network.
BCC maintains 23 general purpose computer labs, populated with around 900
computers in total, for student and staff use. All users have access to laser
printers and to the Internet. In addition to the BCC labs, many departments,
schools and institutes maintain their individual educational and research labs.
The campus network is built on a Gigabit Ethernet backbone. This star topology
backbone connects all the faculties and buildings to the central switch via
fiber-optic cables. Wireless network access points are scattered around the
campus providing hot spots for mobile users.
All students and faculty are authorized to have accounts for their e-mail and
access to the network and lab resources.
Bilkent University's networking facilities are extended to the dormitories as well.
All campus dormitory rooms are wired for the Ethernet and students living in the
dormitories can connect their own computers to the campus network and the Internet.
BCC provides and maintains a wide variety of scientific tools at the users' disposal.
statistical, mathematical, simulation libraries and packages together with various
VLSI and graphics
design tools and imaging tools. All modern and classical programming languages and
are available in various hardware platforms. State-of-the-art word processors, spreadsheets,
database application software and presentation graphics software are available in
most of the labs.
Some software developed in-house are also available to faculty, students and staff.
The most widely
used ones being AIRS (Academic Information Review System), SRS (Student Review System),
(Department Academic Information System). These are the most important tools to help
and students in planning their course loads and academic preferences. ORS (Online
enables students to see and register to offered courses.