The computing facilities and the network of the Observatory are managed by the IT department.
For researchers at the Observatory, the IT staff provides a logisitic support for the installation and maintenance of intensive compute machines such as Beowulf Clusters, number crunchers, compute servers, ... The team also maintains the global computing infrastructure consisting of amongst others the email services, application servers, printing facilities, database servers, network infrastructure, ...
As a public service, the IT team provides access to the web site www.astro.oma.be. They also supply access to the services provided by the different scientific work groups ( NTP time server from the Atomic clocks, Seismic charts, GPS data, Space weather, ..)
The IT Department also takes part in developments related to scientific projects with international partners.
System administrators are regularly following training courses in order to maintain a top level of competence in various fields of technology.
The staff is composed by :
System administratorsDavid Duval