Teaching Labs: Workstations

There are approximately 256 workstations available in the teaching labs. Please note that timetabled lab and tutorial sessions have priority over all other uses; details are usually posted on the door of each of the rooms, if not, please check the room timetables.

The workstations are either dual boot 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 and 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 Linux (all PCs in 202 and 206), or have Linux with a Windows 7 virtual machine (the majority of PCs in 219). There are 19 graphics project machines in the central circle of the main lab (219), plus 6 Macs running MacOS X.10 in 206, managed by ICT.

Lab

Hostnames

Model (CPU)

RAM

Disk

OS

202

matrix[01-44]

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR
Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz

16GB

1TB

Dual

206

texel[01-38]

HP Compaq dc8300
Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz

16GB

1TB

Dual

206

cider[01-06]

Apple iMacs (maintained by ICT)

16GB

1TB

MacOS X.10

210

line[01-34]

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR
Intel Core i7-4770 3.40GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

219

ray[01-40]

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR
Intel Core i7-4770 3.40GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

219

corona[01-41]

HP Compaq dc8300
Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz

16GB

1TB

Dual

219

voxel[01-27]

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR
Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

219

graphic[01-05]

HP Compaq Z600
Intel Xeon E5606 2.13GHz

8GB

500GB

Linux

219

graphic[06 and 07]

HP Compaq Z620
Intel E5-1620 v2 3.70GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

219

graphic[08-12]

HP Compaq Z420
Intel E5-1620 v2 3.70GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

219

graphic[13-19]

HP Compaq Z640
Intel E5-1630 v3 3.70GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

General notes:

  • At some times, the graphic machines may be allocated to specific students for project use - if so the affected machine(s) will not be available for general access.
  • The texel and corona machines use on-board Intel graphics.
  • The line, matrix and ray and voxel machines feature discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 630 graphics cards.
  • The graphic work-stations are fitted with more-advanced, Nvidia CUDA-capable or AMD OpenCL-capable graphics cards.
  • The configuration may vary slightly from the above on some machines.
  • All systems have flat panel LCD colour displays, and are networked via 1Gb/s Ethernet.
  • The coronas, rays and voxels are single-boot Linux. Windows is normally available as a virtual service on these machines.
  • All HP systems in Rooms 202 and 206 (matrices and texels) are dual-boot Linux and Windows.
  • See the Linux services page for information on remote login.

Special Test software/services

  • Wayne Luk's Custom Computing group have node-locked licenses for the Maxeler FPGA Hardware Compiler (see the Maxeler website) to run on some lab machines. The software itself lives in /vol/cc, and is intended to be used for MSc projects and practicals for the Custom Computing course, please email Wayne Luk for more information.