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.

Notes:

  • Supported OS: Ubuntu. For more information, please see: Linux FAQ
  • Please note that individual desktop machines are not backed up. Please copy any important data to filesystems that are backed up.
  • User-maintained OSes available upon request.

 

Fall '19: Dell Precision T3630 (Sci-Fi Extraterrestrials)

  • Precision T3630 Mini Tower
  • Processor:  Intel Core i7-8700 (6 Core,12 MB Cache, 3.2Ghz, 4.6 Ghz Turbo)
  • Memory: 32GB (2x16GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
  • Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB
  • HDD: M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • No CD/DVD drive

Fall '18: Dell Precision T3620 (Arcade Games)

  • Precision T3620 Mini Tower
  • Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.60GHz, 4.2Ghz Turbo, 8MB)
  • Memory: 32GB (2x16GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
  • Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB
  • HDD: 256GB SATA SSD
  • No CD/DVD drive

Spring '17: Dell Precision T3620 (Musical Instruments)

  • Precision T3620 Mini Tower
  • Processor: 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700 (Quad Core 3.40GHz, 4.0Ghz Turbo, 8MB)
  • Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC
  • Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro K620, 2GB
  • HDD: 256GB SATA SSD
  • CD/DVD drive installed

Winter '14: Dell Optiplex 9020 (Cars)

  • OptiPlex 9020 Mini Tower
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 (Quad Core, 3.6GHz, 8MB Cache)
  • Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645, 1GB GDDR5
  • HDD: 256GB 2.5inch Serial ATA SSD
  • CD/DVD drive installed

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

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
A list of all CS desktop systems dating back to 2001 is available here.