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 10 and 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 Linux (all PCs in 202 and 206), or have Linux with a Windows 10 virtual machine (the majority of PCs in 219). There are 12 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

texel[01-44]

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 TWR
Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz

16GB

512GB SSD

Dual

206

sprite[01-38]

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 TWR 
Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz

16GB

512GB

Dual

206

cider[01-06]

Apple iMacs (maintained by ICT)

16GB

1TB

MacOS X.10

210

arc[01-14]

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 TWR 
Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz

16GB

1TB

Linux

210

gpu[01-26]

Various HP Z series

16-32GB

1TB

Linux

219

edge[01-40]

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 TWR
Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz

16GB

512GB

Linux

219

corona[01-62]

HP EliteDesk 800 G4 TWR 
Intel Core i7-8700 3.20GHz

16GB

1TB

Dual

219 ray[01-26]

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 TWR
Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz

16GB 512GB Linux
           
           

General notes:

  • At some times, the gpu machines may be allocated to specific students for project use - if so the affected machine(s) will not be available for general access.
  • Almost all general-purpose lab computers feature a basic, discrete CUDA-capable graphics card.
  • Some gpu work-stations are fitted with more-advanced, Nvidia CUDA-capable or AMD OpenCL-capable graphics cards.
  • All systems have flat panel LCD colour displays, and are networked via 1Gb/s Ethernet.
  • The pointedge and ray 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.