The role of the Center continues to change through the years in response to the various changes in the computing and information technology landscape. Originally, being the sole computing facility in the University, the Center performed many data processing functions which are now possible with a desktop computer. Nowadays, the Center has focused primarily in providing the infrastructure to interconnect computing facilities.
Aside from the role maintaining the University’s Campus Area Network, the Center also acts as the primary Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the Diliman Campus, serving as the gateway to the Internet and various research organizations here and abroad.
Currently, the University Computer Center caters the following services to the UP Diliman community:
Diliman Network (DilNet) and DilNet Helpdesk
Since the first DilNet project in 1995, the Computer Center has been charged with the role of maintaining and expanding the campus network backbone. Currently the network is a mix of copper, optical and wireless technologies suited to interconnect colleges and units across the campus.
Web and Email Hosting Services
The Center offers web hosting services that are open to institutional offices, academic department, colleges and institutes within the Diliman campus. Additionally, the Computer Center has its own email server where eligible offices in the campus can apply for individual and office accounts.
The Center has a limited amount of server rack space to cater to campus-based projects and systems. Kindly contact us for more details on this service.
The Computer Center currently maintains several in-house information systems such as the UPD Webmail, the University Time Service, the DilNet Account management system and and the VoIP directory, among others.
Research and Development
The Computer Center continues to try and test new and emerging IT technologies and platforms that may be suitable for campus use. The Center prides itself for being one of the first and largest open-source VoIP networks in the country, the first IPv6-enabled educational institution in the country, 10-Gigabit LAN backbone and WAN connectivity, and using Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON) technologies.