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Wi-Fi 6

In January 2020, the latest Cisco Wi-Fi 6 APs have been installed in campus high density area like library and lecture halls. With Wi-Fi 6, campus wireless network speed is almost four times faster than before. We are the first university to deploy Cisco Wi-Fi 6 in China and it will bring the benefits of lower delay and higher speed wireless network to all students and staff members.

For VR/AR and data intensive software which are very network demanding, Wi-Fi 6 is especially beneficial. Degree studies such as Computer Science, requires a fast and relible network environment, and its scientific research direction involves large data processing applications such as SAP and Hadoop. They all require a high-speed wireless network to carry mass data transfers. Wi-Fi 6 is the solution they need to make scientific research much more efficient.

From the point of view of IT operation, the network of IT Services combined with Cisco DNA solution can realize the integrated management of cable and wireless network, and can reduce the difficulty of network operation and maintenance, at the same time dramatically improve efficiency.


5G Mobile Network

On July 3rd 2019, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China Telecom and HUAWEI signed a strategic cooperation agreement to accelerate the construction and application of 5G (5th-generation mobile networks). September 2019, IT Services collaborated with CT and HUAWEI, 5G base station was installed in the teaching area to build a first-class 5G network pilot campus in Ningbo.

The international telecommunication union (ITU) classified the application scenarios of 5G into three categories: enhanced mobile bandwidth (embb), ultra-reliable and low-delay communication (urlcc), and large-scale machine-type communication (MMTC). In layman's terms, this means 5G network offers faster speed, less delay and wider coverage.


High Performance Computing (HPC)


The High Performance Computing cluster houses 29.6 T-flops CPU (double) and 85.2 T-flops GPU (double) raw computing power for processing intensive research tasks. It has been heavily used among PhDs, researchers and professors in the university.

Another capcity expansion project was initiated in 2019 and jointly run by IT Services and School of Computer Science to double the current computing resources and set up a AI-based platform to meet teaching requirement in AI. The whole architecture has also been completely refreshed to support AI-related projects in the long-run. 


Teaching Rooms of The Future

In the spring of 2020, nine classrooms were upgraded to facilitate the better blending of online and offline teaching, with transformed rooms integrating flexible furniture as well as interactive and sharing technologies. These technical innovations will allow off-campus students to gain a real-time view of the instructors and let them easily participate in discussions. More classrooms will be revamped in the near future.




Software Applications

Business Process Centre

The BPM system project started in Oct 2018 and went-lived on July 1st 2019. The system, developed by IT Services and other support vendors, offers a unified platform for all business process related workflows including administrations, procurement, project and many more.

BPM system provides a flexible and one-stop platform for staff and student, which will help to migrate our core administrative business automation to an all new era.

Health Code Query Application

IT Services developed this Health Code Query application solely in house. The application is integrated with Zhejiang Provincial Big Data platform, which can identify the accessibility and health code status of all students and staff as they swipe their campus cards.

The new system both simplifies the entrance procedure and reduces pressure on university security staff, who have been at their posts around the clock since the COVID-19 outbreak.