These pages are out of date and only cover old versions of the
workstation image. For the current image please see http://www-co.ch.cam.ac.uk/facilities/linux-workstations/current/.
The Theory sector computer officers provide a Linux workstation service
for the sector. The workstations are installed and managed centrally,
automatically backed up,
and contain a wide variety of software.
070) 21/05/09 Mathematica 7.0.1 installed
069) 19/05/09 Workstations patched today
068) 18/05/09 SuSE 11.1 image is now the default for new machines
067) 30/03/09 Workstations patched today
066) 27/03/09 g95 wrapped to support library modules better
065) 26/03/09 Cambridge Structural Database 2009 installed
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The sector has a pool of hardware that the computer officers assign as necessary. New hardware is purchased by research groups when
they want to update their machines or we run out; please check with the computer
officers before buying anything so that you get something that is
compatible with the current version of the Linux workstation image. New hardware stays in the purchasing
group for two years and then goes into the general pool.
The workstations are all covered by our contract with University Hardware
Support, but they have to go off site to be repaired which can take a few
days. The computer
officers can provide a replacement machine while this is
happening, although it will not be of the same spec as the failed machine.
Failed hard disks, mice, and keyboards are replaced on site out of a stock kept
by the computer officers.
The computer office stocks several different types of mice and keyboards so feel free to come and swap yours if you
would prefer another sort. We can also provide monitor stands, wrist rests,
and footrests if needed.