News

December 2011

by Matthew Hung

In the last issue of Network Computing, the upgrading of www6 has been described in view of the application side (Ref: Upgrading www6: The Application Side). In this article, we shall look at the infrastructure aspects of the upgrade. In July 2011, the www6 system (front-end and back-end components) ...

September 2011

by S K Tsui

Introduction Since the CityU Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) has rapidly become an essential requirement for the University community, the usability and stability of the WLAN service is therefore very important. In this regard, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has decided to conduct ...

June 2011

by Dick Wong

Due to a shortage of space, the university is exploring various ways to accommodate new staff and academic programmes. One way of tackling this problem is to adopt a “core-satellite” approach. The “core” represents premises in the Kowloon Tong main campus while “satellite” refers to remote offices ...

by Alex Lam

Overview Since the setup of student residence in year 2000, the number of users has grown from 800 to about 2800 this year. Furthermore, with the completion of phase 4 early next year, the number of residents will be further increased to around 3500. With the increase in the population and ...

January 2011

by C Y Kwok

ctnet
Introduction The University’s data network (CTNET – City University Campus Network) has undergone several major upgrades since its creation in 1985. Each major upgrade represents the adoption of the latest state-of-the-art networking technologies and standards. The network has evolved from circuit ...

by C Y Kwok

optical HARNET
The Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET) is the wide-area network that links the campus networks of the eight tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and connects them to the Internet, the TEIN2 and other research and academic networks. The HARNET is managed by the Joint Universities Computer ...