Article text.

-- Mike Gore - 2020-02-11

Location DC2303E

* Lab Location: DC2303E - Just inside CGL LAB - first door on left



Local Admin accounts

  • cscf-adm
    • Root user on all machines - Windows or Linux - Standard CSCF grad password
    • In the process of updating to Linux account to 2019 versions

  • lroot
    • Root user on all machines - Windows or Linux
    • Account password known by Yuri Boykov, Olga Veksler, Mike Gore, See CSCF password safe


  • looking down, clockwise into room, starting on left side
    • printer, rsg-pc301, rsg-pc351, rsg-pc196, rsg-pc381, vger, capybara, r2d2pc

Remote access to Vision Lab computers

See sections below on each machine for specific hardware and software configurations
  • vger.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • r2d2pc.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • rsg-pc196.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • rsg-pc301.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • rsg-pc351.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • rsg-pc381.cs.uwaterloo.ca

Remote access and dual boot workstations

  • There is no easy way to remotely reboot these workstations into a specific OS
  • Each machine has a default boot configuration - see notes for each machine in the sections below

Remote VPN access from off campus

  • CS VPN vpn.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • UW VPN vpu.uwaterloo.ca

Vision Lab Windows machine remote access

  • You can use Remote Desktop from either a Windows or Linux Workstation
    • NOTE: if someone else is using the machine you will kick them off if you connect
      • When you connect with Windows Remote Desktop you will get a warning that someone else is connected

Vision Lab Linux machine remote access

  • I strongly recommend using SSH to access a Linux workstation
  • If you are using Windows see next section on SSH applications
    • Using VNC or Remote Desktop for access to Linux limits the machine access to a single user
    • The resource overhead for serving a full desktop is very high by comparison to SSH
  • If you need to launch an remote GUI use ssh -X when connecting (-X = forwarding)

SSH clients with GUI sup"> Windows SSH clients with GUI support


  • Not yet connected

Computers with GPU cards

Computers Detail

  • r2d2pc
    • - not working - hardware fault - problem is TBD

  • elvex
    • Location of this machine is unknown - may have been surplused - problem is TBD

  • vger
    • OS
      • Windows only OS
    • User Access
      • CS-GENERAL user access

  • rsg-pc196
    • hardware fault - non-functional - problem is TBD

  • rsg-pc301
    • Hardware
      • ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0
      • AMD FX-6300 6 core CPU
      • 16GB Ram DDR3 1600
      • nVidia GTX 1080
    • OS
      • Windows (not being used)
      • Linux
        • cuda,tensorflow, etc

  • rsg-pc351
    • Hardware
      • ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0
      • AMD FX-6300 6 core CPU
      • 16GB Ram DDR3 1600
      • nVidia RTX 2080
    • OS
      • Windows (not being used)
      • Linux
        • cuda,tensorflow, etc

  • rsg-pc381
    • Hardware
      • AMD FX-8370 8 core CPU
      • 32GB Ram DDR3 1333
      • nVidia GTX 1080
    • OS
      • Windows (not being used)
      • Linux
        • cuda,tensorflow, etc

  • capybara
    • ONLY to be USED by Olga Veksler - her private machine


Edit | Attach | Watch | Print version | History: r5 < r4 < r3 < r2 < r1 | Backlinks | Raw View | WYSIWYG | More topic actions
Topic revision: r5 - 2020-05-12 - MikeGore
This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform Powered by PerlCopyright © 2008-2020 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback