This is an old revision of the document!


Why you have not to remove/tamper/disconnect any part of any workstation

You are authorized to use the workstation assigned to you, but you must not :

  • remove/disconnect temporarily or not any part for your personal use (your laptop, your PC at home, just for a moment…).
  • tamper… you are authorized to use the workstation assigned to you, not to disassemble its parts for your personal use.

Changing the hardware configuration (temporarily or not) could damage the software configuration and you –or the person who has to use the workstation during your absence or departure– could not use the workstation later.
??YOUR QUESTION: I do not use the workstation, MAY I switch it off and use the mouse or the network cable??
Keyboards and mouses always must remain connected to the frame. Sometimes our staff has to do some urgent and important operations “ locally ”. Keyboards and mouses have to be there.

About the network cable

- Sometimes our staff has to upgrade or change the configuration due to SECURITY PROBLEMS, or to avoid SECURITY PROBLEMS on all our workstations simultaneously and in “remote mode”… the workstations have to be connected to the network,
- other users can have their files on its local /scratch area….
- the person who uses the workstation during your absence or departure– does not know about your interference and if our staff is not present, he/she could not be able to solve the problem (not all the people know: what they have to check, how to shutdown and restart a workstation properly………).
If you need a network cable for your laptop or another “network plug” ask to our helpdesk.

Why you have not to move any workstation inside (under the table...) or outside its room

  • inside its room … the frame of a workstation have to remain on a table or on another kind of furniture and NEVER near to a BLACKBOARD, because dust of the floor and chalk damages the hardware. For example, the fans will ruin and then make noise.

Please DO NOT PUT paper or books on the frame, this could create heat problems …. and the hardware could be damaged (also during winters).

  • the computer staff ONLY is authorized to move any part of a workstation. Every “ movement ” has to be requested and approved in advance by the hardware responsible of your Sector and by our staff (sometimes it is not possible to do it for technical/electrical supply problems). Every “movement” has to be planned, because the staff has to warn all the users who have files on it….

and sometimes other workstations and “ unexpected ” users can be involved in a movement. Software configuration has to be changed by our staff before shutting down, so please do not switch off and/or disconnect any part of the workstation … wait for us.

Why you have not to use other workstations without the authorization of the main authorized user

Users are generally provided by one personal workstation in his/her office. If you wish to run (in “ remote ” mode using ssh not in “ local ” mode) your computations on a workstation of another user (your room-mate for example) you HAVE TO ASK him/her for permission before doing. You should not run more than one production job at a time on it and always run your executable at the lowest priority.

This website uses cookies for visitor traffic analysis. By using the website, you agree with storing the cookies on your computer.More information