The IT Service, formed by Joan Figuerola, Ángel Elbaz, Javier Rubio, Albert Moreno and José Antonio Gómez, manages all the computer systems, the data network, internal software and the digital presence of the ICMAB, placing them at the service for the researchers and management staff.
The objectives of the IT Service are:
To define the general action plans in the field of IT and communications at the ICMAB
To ensure that the Institute has the necessary tools for its computing development
To define, install and maintain the computer systems hosted by the ICMAB and the data network
To define, install and distribute the specific software for management
To coordinate the functionally of the Distributed Computing Services
To ensure the reliability, integrity, and security of the data, systems and communications.
IT Service is in charge of:
Managing the computer network of the ICMAB, wired and wireless (eduroam, ICMAB and guests)
Managing computer systems and servers to provide the necessary services, such as e-mail servers (5 virtual servers), and web servers (3 physical servers to provide services to about 100 websites)
Managing and maintaining virtual private networks, which give us access from the outside to the computer services of the ICMAB
Managing the telephone of the ICMAB, which involves both the virtual PBX servers, the ad-hoc telephony network and the physical and virtual telephony terminals.
Developing web applications necessary for the operation of internal services (billing, purchasing, personal management, management of experiments, etc.) and their maintenance.
Developing websites for the institute, departments, projects, etc. (~ 100) and maintaining them updated, mainly with the content managers Joomla and Wordpress
Developing websites for the registration and payment for conferences, workshops and events in general
Maintenaning the social networks of the Institute
Defining and applying both passive and active IT security measures. This involves active maintenance of the firewall rules and a permanent update of antivirus and anti-malware systems.
Managing the necessary servers for scientific software.
Managing all purchases related to computer science. Drafting and generating the necessary files for hardware and software purchases.
Giving support to users
Hardware maintenance of the servers, network electronics and personal computers, both personal PCs and laptops
Desining the posters, website banners, flyers and other corporative material.
During 2018, the IT Service has carried out the following activities:
Improvement of the ICMAB hardware and network: new WiFi infrastructure, incorporation of new audiovisual and conference call equipment in common spaces, maintenance and improvement of the network infrastructure, adaptation of the common spaces to HPC (high performance computing) equipment.
Improvements in security measures: update of the website and servers with new security measures, maintenance of the websites (around 100), implementation of granular back up for file recovery, migration of equipment to an Active Directory domain, network implementation for replication of virtual machines. Update and securitization of the IP telephony server and full integration with SIP CSIC telephony system.
Software development and improvement: development of conference websites (hpsp18) and department and projects websites, online system for personnel recruitment, maintenance and evolution of programs (purchases, invoices, booking experiments, personnel management, projects…)
Improvements in the user’s PC: extensions and improvements in user’s PC, update of Windows 10 in all the computers.
Infographics and design of all the websites and corporative material, including flyers, banners and posters, in coordination with the Communication and Outreach Office.
Web & Graphic Editor