Teaching Labs: Workstations

There are approximately 300 workstations (PC and Mac) available in the Huxley 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 22.04 Linux (all PCs in 202), or have Linux with a Windows 10 virtual machine (over half of the PCs in 219). There are 6 Macs running macOS in 206, managed by CSG.

Lab

Hostnames

Model (CPU)

RAM

Disk

OS

202

texel[01-44]

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 TWR, Nvidia GPUs (Geforce 730GT 2GB)
Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz

16GB

512GB SSD

Dual Boot (Linux/Windows 10)

206

oak[01-38]

HP EliteDesk 800 G6 TWR,
Nvidia GPUs (Geforce GT 1030 2GB)
Intel Core i7-10700 2.90GHz

16GB

512GB SSD

Linux

206

perry[01-06]

Apple Mac Minis M1 (maintained by CSG)

16GB

1TB

MacOS

210

cedar[01-07]

Intel NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P

32GB

1TB SSD

Linux

210

gpu[01-36]

Various HP Z series / Custom PCs, Nvidia GPUs (TItan X, Titan XP, 1080, Quadro P4000, RTX 2080Ti)

16-64GB

250GB-1TB

Linux

219

ash[01-41]

Custom PC featuring
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 3.40GHZ, Nvidia GPUs (Geforce GT 1030 2GB)

16-32GB  1TB SSD  Linux 

219

beech[01-20]

Custom PC featuring
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 3.80GHZ, Nvidia GPUs (GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB)

16GB

1TB SSD

Linux

219

willow[01-20]

Custom PC featuring
Intel Core i7-10700 2.90GHz,
Nvidia GPUs (GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB)

16GB

1TB SSD

Linux / Windows VM

219

vertex[01-22]

HP EliteDesk 800 G4 TWR, Nvidia GPUs (Geforce 730GT 2GB)
Intel Core i7-8700 3.20GHz

16GB

512GB SSD

Linux / Windows VM

219 ray[01-26]

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 TWR, Nvidia GPUs (Geforce 1080 8GB)
Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz

16GB

512GB SSD and 2TB /data disk

Linux / Windows VM
225 pixel[01-40]

HP EliteDesk 800 G4 TWR, Nvidia GPUs (Geforce 730GT 2GB)
Intel Core i7-8700 3.20GHz

16GB 512GB SSD Linux / Windows VM

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 ash, beech, cedar, willow, ray and vertex machines are single-boot Linux. Windows may be available as a virtual service on these machines through the command winvm start .
  • 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.