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 ====== Computing Resources Within CSS ====== ====== Computing Resources Within CSS ======
-This is an overview of the computing resources available within CSS that I know aboutas of October 262010It doesn't include things like personal workstations. I have been collecting usage statistics for all the linux systems for the past few monthsI just don't have a good way of displaying them yet.+An overview of the lab resources managed and maintained by CSS. This includes the three primary CSS LabsUW1-310 running WindowsUW1-320 running Linux, and UW1-321 running a mix of Windows and Linux generally used by the Cyber Security program. 
 +Also included is some information on the UW1-302 Special Projects lab and the workstations potentially available for Grad level research projects. 
 +For a comprehensive list of hardware available in the CSS labs please see the [[https://docs.google.com/a/uw.edu/spreadsheets/d/1kxM_w0G9XiHrC6cbXppMRycAUT8F4_XY_vAur6r9RQA/edit?usp=sharing|CSS Lab Inventory]] 
 +For all support requests regarding the CSS Labs please contact the STEM CSS Liaisons, David Guenther and Rafael Silva, at <uwbstitl@uw.edu>;.
 ====== Linux ====== ====== Linux ======
-All linux systems are running Red Hat Enterprise 5.5, unless otherwise noted.+Workstations in the Linux lab are running Ubuntu 14.04. 
 +Graduate lab machines are a mix of operating systems and will be outlined in the below sections.
 ===== Linux Lab ===== ===== Linux Lab =====
-The Linux lab in UW1-320 has 15 desktops and 8 1U rack-mounted systems. The network is 100mbit, although the rack-mounted systems are connected to each other via a gigabit switch. The switch is connected to a 100mbit uplink, though. I'm hoping to get all the ports upgraded to gigabit.+The Linux lab in UW1-320 has 16 desktops on a gigabit network. All machines are configured identically with the exception of the podium machine. The podium machine has some tutor specific software installed and is generally not available for student usage.
 ==== Desktops ==== ==== Desktops ====
-uw1-320-01.uwb.edu through uw1-320-15.uwb.edu. These are generally available, although as lab machines they are subject to irregular load, and students may reboot or disconnect them without warning. I'm trying to cut down on that kind of thing. I believe uw1-320-00.uwb.edu--the podium machine--shares this configuration, although I haven't confirmed that.+These machines are named uw1-320-01 through uw1-320-15. While generally available these desktops are shared by some graduate projects and as such are subject to irregular loads and may be rebooted or disconnected by students without warning. The IT staff is working on methods of reducing unplanned shutdowns while minimizing end user impact.
-  * Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400  @ 2.13GHz (dual-core) +UW1-320 Workstation Specs: 
-  * 1GB RAM +  * Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor 
-  * Around 30GB free disk +  * 16GB RAM 
-  * Warranty expired: 9/7/2010 +  * 500GB HDD, generally 200GB free disk space
-==== Rack-mounted ====+
-uwb1-320-16.uwb.edu through uwb1-320-23.uwb.edu. There used to be 16 of these, but recently half of them had their CPUs and RAM removed and given to the other half. These are also available via the round-robin DNS alias uw1-320-lab.uwb.edu. These should be available 24/7 except during regular maintenance windows. There's no service guarantee, though, as the hardware is out of warranty. Also, these may be more heavily loaded than 1-15, since they're part of the lab alias.+round-robin alias has been configured, uw1-320-lab, this will connect you to a next-in-line workstation machineThe purpose is to allow students to only have to remember a single hostname while still providing some light load-balancing among the lab machines. 
 +Please visit [[connecting_to_the_linux_lab|Connecting to the Linux Lab Machines]] for directions on how to connect to the Linux lab remotely.
-  * Two Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2210 @ 1.8GHz 
-  * 2GB RAM 
-  * Around 30GB free disk 
-  * Warranty expired: 9/10/2010 
 ===== Grad/Research Lab ===== ===== Grad/Research Lab =====
-Located in UW1-302. This is a hodgepodge of machines, mostly purchased on research grants but some for the graduate program. I believe it is all 100mbitWith less student access to this lab, there's less likelihood of machines being randomly rebooted or unplugged from the network. However, these machines may be more heavily loaded than othersas they're used for research.+Located in UW1-302. This is an array of machines, mostly purchased on research grants but some for the graduate program. The network is all gigabitWorkstations in this space do not have a specific configuration and are often updated with new software based on student and faculty needs. 
 +Generally these workstations are available 24/7 for remote access. However IT support may require support windows of downtimeboth planned and unplanned, in order to update software or install additional software 
 ==== hercules.uwb.edu ==== ==== hercules.uwb.edu ====
-Munehiro uses this as the head node for his wireless temperature sensors.+Hercules has become a general use machines for graduate student projects. It is currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and connected to a four monitor display.
   * Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520  @ 2.27GHz (each quad-core with hyperthreading)   * Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520  @ 2.27GHz (each quad-core with hyperthreading)
   * 6GB RAM   * 6GB RAM
-  * Dual Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics cards+  * nVidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics cards
   * Around 120GB free disk   * Around 120GB free disk
-  * Purchased with graduate program funds, I believe +
-  * Warranty until 3/12/2014+
 ==== hydra.uwb.edu ==== ==== hydra.uwb.edu ====
-Mike's machine for research using CUDA.+Prof. Stiber's machine for research using [[CUDA Programming|CUDA]].
   * AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 920 Processor @2.8GHz (quad-core)   * AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 920 Processor @2.8GHz (quad-core)
   * 8GB RAM   * 8GB RAM
   * Around 1.5TB free disk   * Around 1.5TB free disk
-  * Dual [[CUDA Programming|nVidia Tesla C1060 GPU cards]]+  * Dual nVidia Tesla C1060 GPU cards
-==== medusa.uwb.edu ==== +==== juno.uwb.edu ====
- +
-The head node of the mnode cluster, I think. I'm not entirely sure what runs on these. I'm pretty sure it's from a research grant of Munehiro's, though. +
- +
-  * Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 1400MHz, either dual-cpu or dual-core. I think dual-cpu. +
-  * 512MB RAM +
-  * Around 20GB free disk +
-  * Red Hat Enterprise WS 4.8 +
-  * Warranty expired: 8/30/2004 +
-==== mnode0.uwb.edu through mnode7.uwb.edu ==== +
- +
-  * Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (single core) +
-  * 512MB RAM +
-  * around 10GB free disk +
-  * RHEL WS 4.8 +
-  * Warranty expired: 5/31/2006 +
-==== phoebe.uwb.edu ==== +
- +
-I have no idea what the history or use of this machine is. +
- +
-  * Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (dual core or dual cpu) +
-  * 1GB RAM +
-  * around 20GB free disk +
-  * RHEL WS 4.8 +
-  * Warranty expired 1/22/2009 +
-==== io.uwb.edu ==== +
- +
-I have no idea what the history or use of this machine is. +
- +
-  * Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.00GHz (dual-core or dual-cpu) +
-  * RHEL WS 3.9 +
-  * 1GB RAM +
-  * Around 20GB free disk +
-  * Warranty expired: 3/21/2006 +
-==== tarvos.uwb.edu ==== +
- +
-I have no idea what the history or use of this machine is. +
- +
-  * Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (dual-core or dual-cpu) +
-  * 1GB RAM +
-  * Around 30GB free disk +
-  * RHEL WS 4.8 +
-  * Warranty expired: 1/22/2009 +
- +
- +
-==== priam.uwb.edu ==== +
- +
-I have no idea what the history or use of this machine is, and I'm only half-sure that it's located in this lab. I should double-check. +
- +
-  * Same specs as tarvos.uwb.edu.+
-==== aglaea.uwb.edu ====+Primarily used for ProfFukuda's GPU compute research. Currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
-It has only recently come to my attention that this machine exists. I will see if I can break in and determine its configuration, then bring it up to date, since it won't have been getting any updates for the last year or so.+  * Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 2.4GHz 
 +  * 32GB of RAM 
 +  * 1TB HDD 
 +  * Nvidia Quadro K4200
 ===== Data center ===== ===== Data center =====
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   * 4GB RAM   * 4GB RAM
   * Around 95GB free disk (5x 146GB drives total, probably configured in RAID)   * Around 95GB free disk (5x 146GB drives total, probably configured in RAID)
-  * RHEL 4.8 
-  * Warranty until 1/24/2011 
-==== mnode8.uwb.edu through mnode31.uwb.edu ==== 
-  * Warranty expired 2/18/2008+==== medusa.uwb.edu ==== 
 +Original head node of the Mnode cluster. Purchased through a research grant and used primarily by Prof. Fukuda. Currently running as a VM. 
 +==== mnode0.uwb.edu through mnode11.uwb.edu ==== 
 +Used as a compute cluster by Prof. Munehiro; can operate with either Medusa or Hercules as the head node. 
   * Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.20GHz (1-core, hyperthreading)   * Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.20GHz (1-core, hyperthreading)
   * 512MB RAM   * 512MB RAM
   * Around 18GB free disk (36GB total)   * Around 18GB free disk (36GB total)
   * RHEL 4.8   * RHEL 4.8
-  * Warranty expired: 2/18/2008 
-Mnodes 8,9, 29 and 30 are currently unavailable. 
 ====== Windows ====== ====== Windows ======
-Windows lab machines use a common image maintained by IT. At this time it is based on Windows XP. I am hopeful that it will be based on Windows 7 by mid-2011. There is no remote desktop access to these machines; users must be physically present. It may be possible to install distributed computing clients, however.+Windows lab machines use a common image maintained by IT, currently all machines are running Windows 7UWB IT is currently testing and reviewing Windows 10 to determine the best roll-out timeline. There is no remote desktop access to these machines; users must be physically present.
-===== Windows Lab =====+===== Drop-in Windows Lab =====
-The Windows lab in UW1-310, and I believe it is wired with gigabit ethernet. There are currently 14 Dell Precision T1500 desktops and 2 Dell Precision T3500 workstations.+The drop-in Windows lab is in UW1-310, and is wired with gigabit ethernet. Including the podium machine there are 17 Dell Optiplex 9020 workstations.
-==== Desktop ==== +The UW1-310 Windows lab includes a range of IDEs and other software development tools including: 
- +  * Atlassian SourceTree 
-  * Standard IT-provided Windows XP image +  * BlueJ IDE 
-  * Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860  @ 2.80GHz (quad core with hyperthreading) +  * Eclipse IDE 
-  * 3GB RAM +  * GNU Emacs 
-  * Around 200GB free disk +  * MIT Scratch 
- +  * Netbeans IDE 
-==== Workstation ==== +  * Putty 
- +  * Python 
-  * Standard IT-provided Windows XP image +  * TortoiseSVN
-  * Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520  @ 2.67GH (quad core with hyperthreading) +
-  * 3GB RAM +
-  * Around 120GB free disk +
- +
-===== Embedded Lab ===== +
- +
-I haven't done a survey of the embedded systems lab in UW1-321(?). I do know the machines are old and need replacing, and at least one of them has failed, but beyond that I can't say much other than that they run the XP image. +
- +
-====== Virtual Infrastructure at UWB ======  +
- +
-IT maintains a VMWare VSphere virtual computing infrastructure that may be available to use at a nominal charge. Details haven't been hammered out on this yet.+
 +For more detailed information about the drop-in Windows lab please [[windows_lab#Drop-in Windows Lab|see here]].
 ====== Virtual Infrastructure in the Cloud ====== ====== Virtual Infrastructure in the Cloud ======
-These aren't anything CSS has special deal with; they're just programs I know about, in the sense that I've read the pages linked to.+UWB IT continues to explore opportunities with cloud based solutions. These are few links that might be helpful for research possibilities.
 Amazon provides grants for educators to use their cloud computing infrastructure: Amazon provides grants for educators to use their cloud computing infrastructure:
   * http://aws.amazon.com/education/   * http://aws.amazon.com/education/
-Microsoft also has some kind of academic pilot program for their Azure environment:+Microsoft also has an academic pilot program for their Azure environment:
   * http://www.azurepilot.com/   * http://www.azurepilot.com/
 Google App Engine doesn't seem to have an academic discount program, but their base service includes a fair amount of usage free per day: Google App Engine doesn't seem to have an academic discount program, but their base service includes a fair amount of usage free per day:
   * http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/billing.html   * http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/billing.html
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