CSL: Facilities: Desktop Computers

CSL: Facilities: Desktop Computers

The C. S. Department provides each resident department member with a workstation. Currently the Lab provides commodity X86 PC's running the Ubuntu Linux distribution in a trusted configuration. Users requiring more flexibility may request to install Windows or another Linux distributions in an untrusted configuration.

The department follows a three to four year replacement cycle for computers, so any desktop workstation should be no more than four years old. The computers are all named according to a scheme, based on the year of purchase. New computers are put in place of the oldest computers in each room, and the assignment of computers to users within an office is left up to the agreement of the office members.

Please note that indidivudal desktop machines are not backed up. Please copy any important data to filesystems that are backed up.

Spring '17: Dell Precision T3620 (Musical Instruments)

  • Precision T3620 Mini Tower
  • 32GB (4x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
  • 6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 (Quad Core 3.40GHz, 4.0Ghz Turbo, 8MB)
  • NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) K620 2GB
  • 2.5" 256GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive

Winter '14: Dell Optiplex 9020 (Cars)

  • OptiPlex 9020 Mini Tower (210-AATM)
  • 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC (370-AAJC)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645, 1GB GDDR5, 1 DP 1 DVI 1 HDMI (490-BBNG)
  • 256GB 2.5inch Serial ATA Solid State Drive (400-AALI)
  • Intel Core i7-4790 Processor (Quad Core, 3.6GHz, 8MB Cache, w/HD Graphics 4600) (338-BFIK)

Summer '11: Dell Optiplex 990 (Comic Book Characters)

  • Dell OptiPlex 990 Minitower
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 Processor (3.40GHz, 8M)
  • Memory: DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz 2x4GB
  • Video Card: 1GB ATI RADEON HD 6460
  • Hard Disk: 250GB 3.5 SATA with 8MB DataBurst Cache
  • CD/DVD: 16X DVD+/-RW
  • Floppy: No Floppy Drive

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.

Summer '10: Dell Optiplex 980 (Vegetables)

  • Dell OptiPlex 980 Minitower
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 Quad Core with VT (2.80GHz, 8M)
  • Memory: DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz 4x2GB
  • Video Card: 256MB ATI RADEON HD 3450
  • Hard Disk: 250GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 8MB Cache
  • CD/DVD: 16X DVD+/-RW
  • Floppy: No Floppy Drive

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.

Summer '09: Dell Optiplex 960 (Dogs)

  • Dell OptiPlex 960 Minitower
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500/3.16GHz,6M,1333FSB
  • Memory: 8GB Non-ECC 800MHz DDR2 4x2GB
  • Video Card: 512MB ATI RADEON HD4670
  • Hard Disk: 80GB SATA 3.0Gb/s and 8MB DataBurst Cache
  • CD/DVD: 16X DVD+/-RW
  • Floppy: No Floppy Drive

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.

Summer '08: Dell Optiplex 755 (Hats)

  • Dell OptiPlex 755 Minitower
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500/3.16GHz and 1333FSB
  • Memory: 4.0GB Non-ECC 667MHz DDR2 2x2GB
  • Video Card: 256MB ATI RADEON HD 2400 XT Graphics dual DVI or VGA (TV-out)
  • Hard Disk: 160GB High Reliability SATA 3.0Gb/s and 8MB Data Burst Cache
  • CD/DVD: 16X DVD+/-RW
  • Floppy: No Floppy Drive

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.
  • No PS/2 ports, USB only

Spring '07: Dell Optiplex 745 (World Capitals)

  • Dell OptiPlex 745 Minitower
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600(2.40GHz) and 1066FSB
  • Memory: 2.0GB Non-ECC 667MHz DDR 2x1GB
  • Video Card: 256MB PCIe ATI Radeon X1300 Pro
  • Hard Disk: 160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s and 8MB Data Burst Cache
  • CD/DVD: 16X DVD+/-RW and 48X CD-ROM
  • Floppy: No Floppy Drive

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.
  • No PS/2 ports, USB only

Summer '05: Dell Dimension 8400s (Flowers)

  • Dell Dimension 8400
  • Processor: Intel P4 660 (3.6GHz) w/HT Tech and 2MB cache
  • Memory: 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
  • Video Card: 128MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE
  • Hard Disk: 160GB NCQ Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
  • CD/DVD: 48x CD-RW and 16X DVD+/-RW
  • Floppy: 3.5in Floppy Drive
  • NIC: Intel Pro 1000 Integrated PCI NIC Card

Notes:

  • This completes the 2-year department transition to Intel-based desktops
  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.

Summer '04: Dell Dimension 8300s (Painters)

  • Dell Dimension 8300 Series
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 3.0GHz with HT Technology (221-2458)
  • Memory: 1024MB DDR SDRAM at 400MHz (311-3002)
  • Video Card: 128MB DDR NVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card (320-3751)
  • Hard Drive: 40GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive (341-0833)
  • Floppy Disk Drive: 3.5in Floppy Drive (340-8628)
  • NIC: Intel Pro 100M Integrated PCI NIC Card (430-0412)
  • CD/DVD: 48X Max Variable CD-ROM Drive (313-2561)
  • CD/DVD: 8X DVD+R/RW CD-RW Combination Drive (313-2223)
  • Sound Card: Integrated Audio (313-2758)

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Linux. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.

Summer '03: Sun Blade 150s (World Currencies)

  • Sun Blade 150 Workstation
  • Processor: 650-MHz UltraSPARC-IIi 512-KB On-chip L2 Cache
  • Memory: 256-Mbyte SDRAM
  • Video Card: iPGX64 Onboard Graphics
  • Hard Disk: 40-Gbyte Internal Disk
  • CD-ROM
  • SmartCard, 1.44-MB Floppy

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Solaris

Summer '02: Sun Blade 100s (NC Rivers)

  • Sun Blade 100 Workstation
  • Processor: 500-MHz UltraSPARC-IIe 256-KB L2 Cache
  • Memory: 512-Mbyte SDRAM
  • Hard Disk: 20-Gbyte Internal Disk
  • Video Card: Expert3D-Lite Graphics
  • CD/DVD: DVD-ROM
  • Floppy: 1.44-MB Floppy
  • SmartCard

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Solaris

Summer '01: Sun Ultra 10s (Cheeses)

  • Sun Ultra 10 Workstation
  • Processor: 440MHz, Creator3D graphics card
  • Memory: 256MB RAM
  • Hard Disk: 20 GB HDD
  • CD/DVD: CD-ROM
  • Floppy: 1.44MB floppy

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Solaris