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Overview

Workstations are one of the main production systems in the CSL. We currently support 52 workstations, which were received in November 2014 and are all of the same generation. The current workstations have been split up into two naming schemes: the CS Pioneers (Research and Admin area) and the Super Smash Bros Brawl Characters (Classroom area). See Historical Workstations for info on past workstation generations.

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::HP ProDesk 600 G1 TWR
CPU i5-4590 Quad-Core @ 3.30 GHz
RAM 4GB
Hard Disks 1x 500GB 3.5in Toshiba DT01ACA050
OS Gentoo Linux
Firmware 2.33
Purchase Date Fall 2014

LVM

The workstations use LVM for partition management. Note that vgwkstn-root is **NOT** `/`, but `/root/`.

Imaging

Warning The information in this article may be outdated or obsolete.
See the Workstation/Fedora page for the latest information on how to install workstations.

The workstations are imaged using the imagepull script, stored on each workstation in /var/imageserver/. This pulls config and other files from the golden client (currently elmo) and pulls binaries from haimageserver. When a new package is desired, it should be installed on elmo, and the updateimageserver script (in /root/scripts on haimageserver) should be run. This script pulls in package changes and makes a full backup of the golden client.\\ In order to completely reimage a workstation, the autoinstall script should be used. This script, along with chrootscript which it requires, is stored in multiple places, including ~2014jforcier/admin/install.zip. This file also includes a 64-bit rsync binary, as the Gentoo LiveCD does not include it.

Monitoring Systems

You can monitor the workstations at monitor.tjhsst.edu, which is run using nagios.

A newer monitoring system was recently introduced at icinga.tjhsst.edu (currently only accessible within the TJ network or with Openvpn).

Current Workstations

CS Pioneers (Room 200C, Research Lab Side)

Admin Workstations

  • Hopper
  • Amdahl
  • Babbage
  • Berners-Lee
  • Wozniak (in Machine Room, 200D)

List

  • Wall
  • VanRossum
  • Torvalds
  • Thompson
  • Stallman
  • Ritchie
  • Postel
  • Matsumoto
  • Lerdorf
  • Kleinrock
  • Kahn
  • Gosling
  • Dijkstra
  • Chamberlin
  • Cerf
  • Boyce
  • Borg
  • Watson
  • Eich
  • Liskov

Super Smash Bros Brawl Characters (Room 200, Classroom Side)

List

  • Yoshi
  • Sonic
  • Snake
  • ROB
  • Ness
  • Luigi
  • KingDeDeDe
  • FoxMcCloud
  • Samus
  • Pit
  • Pikachu
  • Peach
  • MetaKnight
  • Mario
  • Lucario
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Jigglypuff
  • Ike
  • Iceclimbers
  • Ganondorf
  • GameandWatch
  • DonkeyKong
  • CaptainFalcon
  • Bowser