Computing and Network Services
Computing and Network Services (CNS) provides the computer and data networking infrastructure upon which users of K-State information technology resources depend. A Gigabit Ethernet campus network ensures high-performance connectivity to a variety of enterprise servers on campus, to the Internet, and to other faculty and information resources at research institutions and national laboratories over Internet2.
As a charter member of Internet2, K-State is committed to supporting the research and education efforts of its faculty and graduate students through high-performance networks for collaboration and communication. As a member of the Great Plains Network consortium, K-State researchers enjoy high-speed network connections to universities in six Midwest states and the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center.
Enterprise servers managed by CNS provide a wide variety of services and applications for graduate research and education: World Wide Web, e-mail, office suites, Oracle database, GIS, CAD, programming languages, mathematical and statistical programs, a dedicated high-end computing facility, printing, file storage, and tape archiving.
Help is available at the InfoTech Help Desk located in Hale Library and managed by the Information Technology Assistance Center. On-campus access to these resources is available through numerous departmental networks and in University Computing Labs with Microsoft NT PCs and Sun workstations running Solaris Unix. All residence halls and married-student housing units are connected to the campus network. Off-campus access is provided through the Internet, Internet2, and through a dial-up service available from K-State Telecommunications.