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Current Members

  • Dana Ballard
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Meeting Agendas


25 October 2006

Budget status
601, 632 AV installations

The class rooms all hav projectors installed

Air Conditioning

The new BME building is taxing the central cooling system more than expected, so machine cooling will still be something we have to consider for the forseeeable future. We may relocate a portion of the cluster for the sake of future flexibility.

Mail Server

The new mail server has been running well. There was a brief problem with a black-listing, which was quickly resolved.

New File Server

A new file server has been ordered so we can extend the departments storage capacity further. The new system will be fully redundant (except for the RAID controller) and will be on the backup plan. We will likely need to replace some of the other file servers in the next year as well.

New Intel Multiprocessors

The new multiprocessor nodes have been installed.

Old business
Policy on Machines that are not staff-maintained

Some clarification to the what should and should not be done when working with a machine that is not maintained by the department.

Lab Benches

The fate of the lab benches left over from summer robotics works is determined.

New business
Parts for RAID boxes

One of the RAID controllers has failed. The redundant system picked up, and pricing for a replacement is being explored.

Workstation Rollover

Determining which of the office and lab workstations should be replaced.

VR and Robot lab space
Donating Cycles

There has been a proposal to donate cycles to rosetta@home or folding@home. There are a number of concerns about the software, and there is always a demand for more cycles in house.


The nightly backups have been taking longer to run recently (The number of staging disks is down due to recent power-outage related drive failure) and the new file servers will exacerbate the problem.


28 March 2006

Budget status
Updates/old business
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