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.
These include statistical, mathematical, simulation libraries and packages together with various
VLSI and graphics design tools and imaging tools. All modern and classical programming languages
and development tools 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), and DAIS
(Department Academic Information System). These are the most important tools to help
the faculty and students in planning their course loads and academic preferences.
ORS (Online Registration System) enables students to see and register to offered courses.