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RAL Particle Physics Dept. Site Report
Gareth Smith RAL PPD About 2 staff mainly on windows and general infrastructure About 1.5 staff on departmental Linux and Tier 2. Part of one manager Year in Industry (gap year) student summer and again summer Who are we….
Gareth Smith RAL PPD Central infrastructure upgraded to Windows 2003 / Active Directory Keeping existing Windows domain structure. I.e. many separate forests. Exchange upgraded to Exchange 2003 (from 5.5) Developments in CCLRC / RAL
Gareth Smith RAL PPD Approx 130 desktop systems running Windows XP (Sp1) with Office XP Use UpdateExpert to rollout patches Site-wide Sophos anti-virus license Approx 10 desktops running Linux A few MACs Significant numbers of Laptops (around 40). Mostly Windows XP. In PPD domain for central Sophos updates. Use central SUS server for updates Some Linux, some dual-boot PPD Desktops / Laptops
Gareth Smith RAL PPD Windows 2 file servers. Approx. 500GByte available Backup to tape auto-loader (Scalar24) with SDLT. Three web servers – plan to consolidate Citrix terminal server for special applications. Linux Departmental servers RH7.3. (Update to SL over summer) Web server RH Enterprise 3 & Apache CVS Server (SL) Approx 10 desktops running Linux Use of samba to access Linux file servers from Windows. PPD Servers
Gareth Smith RAL PPD Currently 42 dual nodes mix of 2.4 and 2.8GHz Xeons. 0.8TByte disk. LCG SL In two racks Future: Additional 6TB to bring into use (DCache) Additional rack with disk / tape. SL4 ….. Tier 2
Gareth Smith RAL PPD Networked B&W and Colour printers Includes HP plotter (DesignJet 800PS) Printing etc.
Gareth Smith RAL PPD Increase in user filespace for Windows and Linux Network appliance ? Power (and cooling) available in computer room is limited. Ongoing patching etc. Growing numbers of Laptops – not so easy to manage Also visitors arriving with laptops. Future & Issues