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Consoles and Hardware Status Erik Gottschalk
Overview Consoles will be installed Dec. 19 & 20 Network installation will begin Dec. 11 Installation of PCs and monitors can begin as soon as the consoles are in place We still need to purchase PCs Installation of video matrix switch and projectors can begin after PCs and monitors are in place
12-1 4x4 Polycom 1 East ? ? VGA2WEB Each console has: 2 console PCs 1 fixed-display PC 1 communications PC 1 projector (1280x768) 1 VGA2WEB device
Seven types of Systems Console PCs: (8 + 2 spares) Fixed Display PCs: (4 + 1) Communications PCs: (4 + 1) Projector Front-end PCs: 2 Public Display PC: 1 VRVS PC: 1 Linux File Server: 1
Console PCs (8 + 2) Console PCs have 3x 19-inch monitors (1280 x 1024) and have the capability to have screen content displayed on the projector in the conference room (1-East) and incorporated into a video conference by sending the video signals through a video matrix switch. The most likely operating system for these PCs is Linux. Possible specification: (based on WH-11 ROC) AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+, dual PCI Express + SATA motherboard, 1024 MB memory, 80 GB + 250 GB, SLF305, 2x DVDRW, 2x NVIDIA GeForce 6660 PCIE cards, 4x Hyundai 1280 x 1024 LCD Solution: 7 Linux PCs (KOI) purchased for CMS WH-10. (Still need to purchase at least one more PC + NVIDIA cards.)
Fixed Display PCs (4 + 1) Fixed-display PCs have 3x 21-inch monitors (1600 x 1200) and have the capability to have screen content displayed on the projector in the conference room (1-East) and incorporated into a video conference (same as the console PCs). The most likely operating system for these PCs is Linux, and it is likely that these PCs will be the same as the console PCs. One possibility is to use a fourth monitor output drive a projector for use as a collaborative work space, so the video card must be able to drive a 1280 x 720 (16:9 aspect ratio) projector. Solution: We have prototyped an HP Linux workstation that appears to satisfy our needs (CMS event display). We will need four additional PCs for LHC@FNAL + NVIDIA display cards.
Communications PCs (4 + 1) Communications PCs have a single 19-inch monitor. These PCs are expected to be used for email, web browsing, and video conferencing (Polycom PVX software and iChat) in the operations center. The most likely operating system for these PCs is Windows or Mac OS X running VMWARE-like software to support multiple operating systems. To enable sharing of each communications PC between two people, we may need to use “fast user-switching.” The alternative is to have one PC per person (total of 8) and use a KVM switch to share the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Solution: No solution yet.
Projector PCs (2) Projectors in the operations center will have front-end PCs. The projectors will be used for collaborative displays in the operations center. Each PC must be able to drive two projectors. The operating system is likely to be Linux, and it must be able to drive a projector with a resolution of 1280 x 720 (16:9 aspect ratio). In the early stages of LHC@FNAL we may connect each projector to the fourth video output from each of the fixed-display PCs. Solution: No solution yet, so we will connect projectors to the Fixed-Display PCs.
Public Display PC (1) The public-display PC drives a projector for display purposes. In this case it is an high-definition (HD) projector (1920 x 1080) with a 16:9 aspect ratio. A second, lower cost, alternative is to purchase a 720p projector with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The PC should have the software to make it easy for LHC@FNAL users or Fermilab docents involved in outreach to operate the PC to select content for the public display. One possibility might be to record “playlists” of MPEG-2 files showing event displays, pre-recorded monitoring information, video clips of CMS and LHC, for example. The reason for using pre-recorded playlists is that we need the ability to display CMS/LHC content during times when the LHC is not running. Solution: Mac Pro running Mac OS X. This system is being set up by Visual Media Services for the Grand Opening.
VRVS PC & Linux File Server The VRVS PC is used to provide VRVS video conferencing capabilities in the conference room (1-East). Solution: Elliott-style conference room PC. The Linux File Server will serve the same purpose as the file server that is being used for the CMS ROC on WH-11. The file server will be located at the Feynman Computing Center. Solution: The system has been purchased, and is operational.