Teaching Labs: Workstations

here 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

line[01-38]

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

16GB

1TB

Dual

206

cider[01-06]

Apple iMacs (maintained by ICT)

16GB

1TB

MacOS X.10

210

graphic[01-30]

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

point[01-60]

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR 
Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz

16GB

1TB

Dual

219

voxel[01-27]

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

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 linematrixpointray 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 pointray and voxel machines are single-boot Linux. Windows is normally available as a virtual service on these machines.
  • 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.