Computer Laboratory

Part III and MPhil Machines

The main pool of around forty machines for the Part III and MPhil courses are in SW02 and SW04. During practical sessions in SW02, priority should be given to students doing the practical, but there are likely to be unused machines for other students to use for quiet work. The machines in SW04 are not used for practicals and so should always be available to use for quiet work. The machines should all be sufficiently similar to be used interchangeably, so that users should not care which one they use each time.

Users who have setup ssh user keys can also ssh in to slogin-acs and do 'light work'. Alternatively, for more serious work, they can run ssh -K svr-acs-00 from slogin-acs to connect to a dedicated server machine, svr-acs-00. Once logged into a machine, running kinit will get a new kerberos ticket for as long as possible (see SSH access to the Computer Laboratory for details. Please do not use a SW02/SW04 machine for 'heavy work' if there is an active user on the machine.

When finished with a machine, please turn it off. Idle machines are liable to shutdown when unused for a period.

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