Computing Overview
Ching-Wan Yip
ACS, Physics Department
Outline
• Introduction
• Access 2000 Hardware
• Campus computing environment
– IS servers, network/access
– Service Center, Support Center
• Training Resources/Getting Help
• Classroom/hardware
• Standard load software
P2000 - Access 2000
WFU ABC soup
Law
BGSM
~3000 students
Babcock
~300 grad. Stud.
Other Adm
ICCEL
Bookstore+
Service Center
~20 RTA
~350 faculty
TLC
5 CELI
Library+
ITC+training
14 ACS
The Globe
WinstonNet
CIT
~50 STARS
Provost/Dean
Access2000
Business Systems Outreach Network
Support
Tech/Support-HelpDesk
~50 IS
BOT/President/VPs
IBM-Lotus-IGN-Lexmark
GE capital, Microsoft
Cabletron, EMC, APC
NCREN, Prod.Point, BellSouth etc.
Technology news
• New IS/Burger King/ROTC building in May 98’
• IS communications improvements (discuss w/ faculty)
• admin - student records, registration web interface, Bitech
through WIN (Wake Information Network)
• library - migration from current automated library system
(Dynix) to a client-server graphical interface system - web
interface
• graduate student TP365 purchase, TA TP in some
departments.
• oversea studies ($500+$1,000 deposit since no tuition)
• Insurance $500/1000 instead of $250/500
retired
• 95’ ThinkPad 360 - 486, 12M RAM, 340M HD
• AC - HP g60, g50, e35, News/mail/web server - EIS
• Network
– IBM Wireless network, FDDI backbone
– replacing shared 10M Ethernet, old hubs
– gone: old wiring, ISN
• Others
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replacing old workstations with RS/6000s
replacing HP LaserJet/dot matrix with Lexmark
gone - 8088/286/386 (Zenith/Gateway), DOS, WfWg; Mac.
Mostly min. 16M 486. If not on ThinkPad schedule yet
Hardware Status
• ~275? Faculty has 97’ TP
• ~1/3? has 96’ ThinkPad (TP) /Killer Desktops (KD)
• Desktop
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95’ IBM 330 w/ 75 MHz Pentium
96’ IBM 350 w/ 133 MHz Pentium
97’ IBM 350 w/ 166 MHz MMX Pentium
16/32M RAM, 540M - 2G HD, sound, CD-ROM
IBM P50/G72?/P70 monitor
• Others
– ThinkPad 860, 755-LCDpanel, 760, Desktop 750, 300GL, 300XL
– limited Dell, Gateway, Macs in research labs, admin departments.
96’ - notebook
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100 MHz Pentium
PCI 800x60010.4” dual scan LCD
16M RAM/810M HD
14.4 Fax/Modem, IBM Ethernet
Sound, microphone, 4x CD-ROM, IrDA
2 hours battery
97’ - notebook
• ThinkPad 380D
– Pentium-150MHz, L2 cache, 12.1” 64k COLOR 30:1 DSTN
display, 2hr NiMH battery, 1.44 FD, 7.1lb
– 32M EDO SO DIMM/1.35G HD, CrystalAudio 16-bit
sound/speaker/microphone, 8x CDROM
– EtherJet duplex 20M Ethernet, 33.6 modem PC Cards,
27Mbps Zoomed Port (ZV)
– 128bit NeoLogic 1.125M iDRAM video, 4Mbps IrDA
– SPECint95 ~4.20, old ac G60’s ~3.33
SPECfp95 ~3.33, old ac G60’s ~4.26
IS server architecture
• Two IBM RS/6000 SP/2 - AIX
– ac, mail, news, IBM/Lotus Domino 4.52, Powered by Notes
• IBM RS/6000 F50 - AIX
– Web server
• IBM PC servers
– NT network, other servers
• Admin HP 3000 959 K class
• Library HP 9000 852
• Health HP 922
IBM SP/2
• Reynolda 3/F
IBM SP/2 Overview
• 14+ nodes (28 processors, ~8 GB RAM)
thin/high nodes
- PowerPC 604, Power2, P2SC CPUs
• 472+ GB mirrored EMC, IBM SSA storage
• 460 max GB EMC tape backup every night
both UNIX/NT
• ac, Mail (POP/SMTP), news, DNS, Domino
(Notes Mail /Template /web interface)
• Coming : IBM VideoCharger/Digital Library?
Academic Computer
(f1n11)
• interactive login, telnet, pine, elm, tin, LaTeX, GhostView
• C, C++, Fortran compilers, SPSS, Maple, SAS, PVM soon?
• file space (webpage) 7.5 Mbyte, ?M mail F/S
• if ((student and (class < 2000) ) or (grad. Student))
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3.75M file/web + 3.75 M for mail space
else
login + 500Kbyte NT web space
if c2001 then use NotesMail (POP diabled?) else Eudora OK
end if
WFU AIX servers
F50 Web server
dual 604e/256M RAM
Netscape Enterprise Server
EMC Symmetrix arrays
laptop controller
212G (424 mirrored) 128G (256 mirrored)
50G - ac, 76G Notes, 4G web, admin
2 SP2 control
workstations
EMC tape backup
14x40GB compress DLT
SUN controller
New Thin Nodes:
Power2SC processors
Internal 2x2G HD
dual home FDDI (ATM for n1)
High Nodes :
8 processors 604 SMP 1G RAM
Thin Nodes:
Power2 512M RAM n3/n4m 256M n1/n2
CWS : 64M RAM
f1n11 ac
f1n7 Domino/NotesMail
40Mbps SCSI
Fibre Channel in the future
f2n5
f2n6
NFS, Samba, DNS
IBM VideoCharger?
EMC Video?/test
f1n3
f1n4
f2n3
f2n4
POP3, SMTP, DNS
academic/WFU template
TMR Tivoli ...
test, Notes
f1n1
f1n2
f2n1
f2n2
DNS, news
Spectrum
ADSM Adastar ...
TMR, DB2/Oracle?
f1n5
f1n6 out MTA,
Notes Mail in MTA
IBM SP/2 AIX frame 1
80Mbps dual loop SSA
132G partial mirrored IBM SSA Disk array
IBM SP/2 AIX frame 2
Windows NT network
architecture
• 16+ servers
PC Server 320 PC Server 520/720 PC Server 704
Windows NT network
• Basement of Reynolda
Windows NT network Overview
• WFU1/CodeSrv1: DHCP - assign IP addresses, WINS, PDC/BDC verify
Domain login (Admin1 etc.)
• Printer1&2: 200 pages/semester for student
• Public2 : c2000+/stu. orgs web pages: 500K free
• WFU3, WFU4: Remedy/SQL, PointCast
• Netmeeting, Tivoli
• Acad1, CodeSrv1, Lserve, Library1: dept/lab/CBT
• Acfiles: fake NTserve, UNIX Samba
• Psy, English, Language?, HSE? Babcock?, Health1, Financial Aid,
BGMS, Physical Facilities : own Domain login, FrontPage, Exchange,
BackOffice, IIS, ColdFusion, Domino.Broadcast, LearningSpace,
bulkprinting? ….
• several “known” NT workstations: others will have no access to
resources (printer, files)
• NT 3.51/4.0 - 5.0 next year
network
UUnet
Load balanced multiple DS3s, 44.736Mbps each
IGN
Sprint
*NOT TO SCALE
IGN
LIG
NC REN
Raleigh
Bell
30 Mbps
T1/fractional T1
~1.544 Mbps
real soon now
South
(5-8%)
155Mbps OC-3 ATM
(622 Mbps OC-12 soon)
Firewall
Admin
155Mbps ATM
100Mbps FDDI
Switch 100Mbps Ethernet
WFU
BGSM
F&S
Switch 10Mbps Ethernet
Users
Shared 10Mbps Ethernet
155Mbps OC-3
Network - access
• ATM, FDDI, Ethernet (100, switch 10, share 10), AMP wireless
• external to NCREN
• modem dial-in
– IGN up to 56kbp X2 PPP
50+ modem
direct link to our Cisco2800 router
no content like AOL, MSN
full access to WFU resources
its own news, mail server
– WFU ~40 modem pool
28.8kbps 4200 rollover
14.4kbps 5814 (until ?)
• Video conference
– DeTamble through NCIH/NCIIH/NTIA
– satellite connection in the future
network, details
• Current - connection based, dual ring architecture
• New - connectionless
network, details - current
Internet via NCREN
Backup T1
4500 router
155 Mbps ATM
IGN
SP2 hub
Faculty ring 13 nodes
Calloway Hub
T1 to cisco 2500 router
Reynolda MMAC+
Library
Calloway Hub
Student ring 20 nodes
NT servers hub
network, details - in progress VLAN
Internet via NCREN
Wingate MMAC+
Tier 2
Olin MMAC+6 MDF
Tier 3
IDF SmartSwitch 6000
2200
7C04R 10/100
FDDI
NT servers hub
Library MMAC+
FDDI
Tier 1
155 Mbps OC3 ATM
622 Mbps OC12 next
2.6Gbps after that
Reynolda MMAC+
Ethernet
PIX firewall
switch 10/100 Ethernet
to users
Admin Hub
ATM or FDDI
SP2 hub
Collins MMAC+
FDDI
HP
University Stores Service Center
• underneath Post Office/Poteat, x1949
• buy more web page/Notes spaces/printout $x.xx ?
• ZIP drive rental/loan ?
• IGN - IBM Global Network - IBM Internet Connection
(US provider:Advantis)
• $ 12.95/50 hr/month, $17.95 unlimited, $10 activation
• 1,000 local access numbers worldwide (international 28days max for
our acct. ) 530 in US, 733-5971 for Winston-Salem
• $6/hr 1-800 access (no local number in Lexington? Or Venice :-) )
• Summer only arrangement?
Printing Status
• sophomore/freshman Lexmark 2030
– 4 year warranty
– 600 dpi color
• A network of 75 in dorms reduced to 25?
– 200 pages/semester, 7 cents? afterwards
• Ricoh color printer
– Bookstore Service Center, $1.49/page
• others
– Lexmark ExecJet II 4079, 150c, 2030, 2050 inkjet
– Lexmark 4039 10plus, Optra E, Ep, E+, N 240/245, C
– variety of HPs, Apples etc.
Dorms - Lexmark Optra network laser
printers
• A network of 75 in dorms replaced, down to 25?
Laser Printers
• Optra laser printers
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Postscript Level 2/PCL 5 or 6
2-32M RAM
8 ppm (1200 dpi), 16 ppm (300/600 dpi), 129 grays
Ethernet, accepting jobs from ac, NT/95, ftp, telnet
Rn/Ln/Lxn/Lxi
Rn+/Ln+/Lxn+
S1250n/S1650/S2450
Color printing
• Ricoh NC 5006 color copier/printer
• Efi fiery XJ 250 image processor/color server
• Windows NT print queue manager server
Information Systems Support Center ISSC
(Help Desk)
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4272 (Support Consultants /System Status)
on-line problem report - Remedy
mail to [email protected]
walk-in, Reynolda 17B
• Help! except instructional software (e.g. Maple, SPSS
etc.), see instructor
• Technical area - Reynolda 26B
IS - web page
• http://www.wfu.edu/Computer-information/
IS - news
Common problems
• printing
– out of paper, stop print jobs etc.
• no access
– IGN, NT account disabled
– ac, Notes over quota
IS labs
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Carswell : 10 IBM
Davis : 5 IBM, 5 Mac
Library ITC : 16 IBM
Library 203 : 4 IBM, 14 Mac
Luter : 9 Mac
North : 3 Mac
SAL : 3 IBM, 9 Mac
Taylor : 5 IBM, 5 Mac
Departmental Computer Lab
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Business school - 2 IBM labs - Reynolda
CS/Math - SUN workstations, TP, Grad. Stud. Lab - Calloway
Languages - IBM - Tribble
Psy - IBM - Winston
Education - IBM /Mac - Tribble
Arts - IBM - Scales
Music - IBM - Scales
Sociology - PC - Carswell
Physics - AIX, PC - Olin 305
Chemistry - PC - Salem 9
Specialized Advance Computation
• CS/Math
– SUN SPARC servers/workstations
• Physics
– DEC/IBM workstations
• Chemistry
– SGI workstations
• Comm
– Mac/AVID workstations
Help - RTA/STARS
• RTA - Resident Technical Advisors
– contact Tim Covey, IS systems group
• STARS - Student Technology AdvisoRS
– contact Nancy Crouch, IS outreach group
CELI
• http://www.wfu.edu/CELI/
CELI
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workshops (template,webweb)
exchange (Acadia trip/lunch etc.)
seminars
release time
ACS - news
• http://www.wfu.edu/wfuacs/
ACS - www.wfu.edu stat
• Other web servers
– wwws.wfu.edu,www.students.wfu.edu, academic.wfu.edu,
email.wfu.edu
– www.mthcsc.wfu.edu, psych.psy.wfu.edu, english.tribble.wfu.edu
– www.mba.wfu.edu, www.law.wfu.edu, www.bgsm.edu
IS - 2 main web servers
• > Class 2000 on www.students.wfu.edu
IS web server - user files
http://www.wfu.edu/~ylwong
- main server
http://www.students.wfu.edu/yipcw
- student server
Library web page
• http://www.wfu.edu/Library/
Library ITC
• Facilities
– Microcomputer Lab
– Media Lab
– Media Archive
– Multimedia Lab
• Services
– Faculty, Student, and Staff computer software
training
• Standard Software Load
– Media Collection Circulation
– Multimedia Software Training
Library - ITC web page
training
• 200+ Computer Based Training (CBT)
• Web resources - library, ISSC
• training classes - ITC
• ThinkPad Technology Guides (photos)
• ThinkPad Getting start CD-ROM
• students - 20 RTA - Help Desk
• grad. stu. - faculty - Help Desk
• faculty - ACS - Help Desk
Classrooms AV
Classrooms
• SVGA+ BARCO projector (varies, up to 1024x768)
• 27/32/37/42” TV/monitor
• A/V facilities
– VCR, LaserDisc (DVD soon?)
– Canon FlexCamera/overhead camera/Elmo camera
– audio, wireless microphone
• Power and Ethernet to each seat
• BACKUP PLAN
– copy to local server, CD, printout
– 10 min. early for (unpack, find cable etc.), handout
Other harware on campus
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20+ Scanners/auto feeder, slide scanners
Digital camera (Apple, Kodak, Canon, Nikon), Snappy
Color laser printers
LCD projectors (Proxima, Epson, Sharp)
CD duplicator, CD-R/CD-RW burners, CD tower/changer
AVI/MPEG video capture (Avid, Miro, Matrox, Broadway)
tape backups (TR1/TR3, DAT, DLT), ZIP/Jaz drives
remote mouse/keyboard, pointers, bar code reader
TV scan converters
digitizing tablets, MIDI keyboards
parallel/PC Card videoconference camera
VR glasses, touch screen monitors
97’ standard load
• Windows 95b (OSR2) - 380, 95a - 365 (C:\drivers)
• Office 97 Prof. - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Binder, PhotoEditor,
Camcorder, ActiveMovie, NetMeeting, IE (hidden)
• Email/Groupware/PIM - IBM/Lotus Notes 4.51
• Netscape Gold 3, MiniSoft telnet,PointCast
• ShockWave,Acrobat,QuickTime,RealAudio, IBMVideoCharger
• McAfee ViruScan 3, Lotus ScreenCam, EudoraLight 1.5.4 (hidden)
• IGN 4.1, Help desk - Remedy, TranXIt InfraRed
• library catalog, e-resources, CD-ROM network
• WS-FTP, WinZIP, encryption code/decode (unregistered)
• Lexmark, Iomega ZIP, AMP wireless driver (no AOL)
• 96’ user can upgrade Notes, Office already
Other software on campus
• Software installation menu
– Maple V Release 4 Power Edition
– Exceed 5.x.x (6 coming) X-Window System
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MultiLingal Word, Fonts, Njstar Chinese WordProcessor software
Calculation - Matlab, Mathematica
Data Analysis, Acquisition - SPSS, BMDP, AXUM, LabView, ScienceWorkShop
Web Design/Utilities - FrontPage, WebDesigner, WebWhecker, PageMill, WordPerfect
Multimedia - Toolbook II, Click&Create, Authorware, Director, Adobe Classroom in CD
Graphics/Video - PhotoShop, Painter, Illustrator, Xara, 3DF/X, CorelDraw
Publishing - Publisher, PageMaker, OmniPage OCR, Acrobat
Compilers - FoxPro, VisualBASIC, C, C++, Java, SmallTalk, QuickBASIC
Utilites - Backup, Conversion Plus, Notron Utilites
References - Microsoft TechNet, MSDN, WaveMSCS training, Microsoft Training
Emulators - SoftWindows Mac/AIX, VirtualPC for Mac
Visualization - IBM DataExplorer DX , IDL
Specialized - SimCity 2000, CakeWalk, FinalDraft, molecule/x-ray modeling, astronomy,
Active/InteractivePhysics/Chemistry
PointCast
– WFU Channel
– Push technology
Microsoft Netmeeting
Lotus Domino/Notes 4.5x
• Groupware
• Email
– quota/archive?
• Calendar/Scheduling
• WFU template
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5 cabinets automatically
syllabus
course material, discussion, vote & test
web publishing
Notes Mail/Calendar
Notes Mail
Notes Mail web
WFU template
WFU template - Main Menu
WFU template
WFU template
WFU web-enabled template
• http://academic.wfu.edu/wfucatlg.nsf/wmain
Web
Computer Usage Policy
• WFU Computer Usage Policy - Valid id, break in etc.
• Observe Copyright Law (check with library)
• DO NOT copying software/CD (except Lotus Notes,
install anywhere you want)
• ANY software installed or change the settings
(shareware, freeware, betaware, silverware,
vaporware etc.) are user’s responsibility
Future - ThinkPad
• ThinkPad 385, 390? 1,000 freshman + 1,000 technology refresh
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200+ MHz MMX Mobile Module Pentium CPU
32+ MB SDRAM (64M?), 2GB+ SMART Ultra IDE-33 HD
100Mbps Ethernet/56k Modem
internal 32bit PC Card (CardBus)?
Full MPEG-2, 3D/OpenGL acceleration?
DVD/Divex CD-RW capable 24x CD?
Dolby AC-3, wavetable, SRS-3D? SPDIF?
Camera? Video-capture/out?
USB, FireWire connectors?
Li ion battery - built-in smart charger
VST Zip 100 UltraBay, new TrackPoint
14.1” ActiveMatrix 1024x768 TFT display - pray
DMI, serial number in BIOS, Wake on LAN/modem asset management
Future OS
Future OS
X
Future Internet
• Netscape 4 (Communicator) / 5.x
(Mercury, Gemini, Compass, Javagator)
• IE4 + Active Desktop
Future - Notes
• Notes 4.6/5.0 for template
• other mail packages? Other mail (IMAP4/LDAP)
protocol? Any chance of considering?
Backup, Backup, Backup
• c:\userdata backup and restore during upgrade
• no gurantee it will be successful
• software installed usually need to be reinstall, some files
goes outside c:\userdata into system
Details - training materials
overview ends here
License Agreement
License Agreement - Word
NT Domain login
NT login script
•sync time
•updates
•server names
•Virus/word/Notes
•passwd/install menu
•Login to WFU
•\\academic, \\printer1 etc.
My Documents = C:\userdata
IS - computer assistance
Remedy - login
Remedy - Open
Remedy - Schema
Remedy - File
Ticket Number 17669
Software Installation
• Single click in this program
CBT
Computer Based Training CBT
Library Resources
IGN dialer
• http://www.ibm.net/
– status
– phone number
– 97’ improved
interface, speed etc.
IGN connected
Netscape
Email/News
• Notes Mail
• POP/SMTP mail - Eudora Light/pine
• Usenet news through Netscape
Email - Eudora 1.5.4
Usenet News - Netscape
WinIPcfg
How to run telnet
Email - pine
My Computer
My computer with network
Map Network Drive
Network Drives
H:\\acfiles\homes
L:\\Acfiles\pcnfs
and/or
P:\\Acad1\department
\\acfiles\homes
Network Neighborhood
Entire network
Microsoft Office
Key access
• Uses for license controller software
• Not installed by default, check with Help Desk or
ACS on installation procedure
Keyacc - login
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