The Library is subscribing 30,000 on-line journals (through HEC) giving access to Abstracts, TOCs, full text and Document Delivery Services. These journals are available through nine world's renowned Publishers having different databases on Sciences, Technology, Social science and humanities.
The Library at CIIT, Islamabad is spacious, well planned, and offers tranquil environment. It is fast developing into one of the richest information resource center in Islamabad. The library subscribes to a good number of periodicals and journals, which have educational value for students. In addition, it also offers its users a rich learning environment complemented with electronic information access and services. The library has circulation, reserve and reference section. Internet facilities in the library connect users to libraries around the world for reference, assistance and consultation.
The library is fully equipped with sophisticated audiovisual system. Students are encouraged to make use of the educational material available on videotapes, CDs, DVDs as well as on audiotapes. Students can search for resources using state of the art computerized library catalogue system. A portion of the library has been designated as silence-area, providing students with ideal environment for studies.
CIIT has sophisticated central instructional computing facilities, which include state-of-the-art computers connected over a network to our labs and offices. Our computing labs contain more than 350 personal computer systems, interconnected via a high-speed, Ethernet network.
They offer a wide array of software including the latest packages for word processing, desktop publishing, and other applications.
There are 10 labs equipped with Intel Pentium 800 MHz to 2.1 GHz, fully loaded with multimedia and Graphics Hardware (each computer lab is based on computers, one LaserJet printer and one scanner). and is fully loaded with latest equipment. Computing facility provided for faculty, research associates and students possess 1:1 ratio
CIIT is an authorized Regional CISCO Academy. A well-equipped lab with five routers and three switches is located within the campus.
SUN LAB - AN INVESTMENT INTO FUTURE
Sun Microsystems is a leading global hardware and software company. Sun offered a "Sun Academic Initiative" program for developing collaboration between Sun and academic institutions. The key benefit of this program is that the courses delivered provide proficiency and expertise, leading to international certifications in the respective areas.
CIIT is proud to be the first academic institution in Pakistan who has built Sun Lab for this purpose. In order to meet the academic initiative objective, CIIT has an overall 54 Sun computers installed at its different campuses. These computers include specialized servers and desktop machines. This computing facility is being used in various undergraduate and graduate programs in each campus.
These computers run various software, needed for normal computations or distributed computations. This includes Java, C/C++ Compliers, MPI, Web and Directory and Message Queue servers, Java 3D APIs, XML, RFID software, Globus Toolkit and Sun Grid Engine for GRID computing, along with many other desktop applications.
The Solaris-9/10 based Sun lab is equipped with 2 Sun-fire-V240 servers, 10 Sun-blade-150 workstations, with N1 grid engine, for grid computing.
CIIT COMPUTATIONAL CLUSTER RESEARCH PROJECT (CCCRP)
High-performance computing clusters have gained the attention of researchers, scientists, and analysts since the release of the first parallel computing environment, Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM). Today, Computing Clusters are changing the economics of High performance Computing, offering opportunities to those interested in building HPC solutions. The CCCRP is an effort to provide researchers with a facility that allows them to study the dynamics of cluster based computing and to carry out software development projects in the area of parallel computing. The project was aimed at setting up a modest (40-50 GFLOPS/sec) computing cluster using commodity-of- the-shelf (COTS) components. For this purpose, normal COTS components were purchased, in-house assembled and connected.