System Administration Group
The system administration group is responsible for maintaining the RBCS computing and network infrastructure. It also manages internal mailing lists and booking of shared facilities and equipment.
The RBCS network consists of three Cisco 4500 network Switches that connect all research groups with gigabit Ethernet (a total of 500 ports) and 2 dedicated Cisco 2960 for the robot private networks. Connectivity with the main IIT backbone is 10 Gbit/s. The server room hosts three blade server chassis that contain a total of 25 server blades. Among these, 5 are dedicated to the laboratory infrastructure and are used for general services. Other 20 servers are used for computing (offline data analysis and processing) or are connected to the robotic platforms to perform realtime computation (signal processing, vision, machine learning and control).
The following services are provided: storage for repository and backup, domain controller, dhcp, dns, svn repository, internal and public webserver, vpn, licence server, antivirus, publication database, ftp/tftp.