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workstations:whynot [2011/05/04 09:37]
Marina Picek
workstations:whynot [2016/05/06 08:27] (current)
Massimiliano Ritossa [Why you have not to use other workstations without the authorization of the main authorized user]
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-==== Why you have not to remove/​tamper/​disconnect any part of any workstation ====+==== Why you must not remove/​tamper/​disconnect any part of any workstation ====
 **You are authorized to use the workstation assigned to you, but you must not **: **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...).   * **remove/​disconnect** //​temporarily or not// **any part** for your personal use (your laptop, your PC at home, just for a moment...).
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 <color teal>??​YOUR QUESTION: I do not use the workstation,​ MAY I switch it off and use the mouse or the network cable??</​color>​\\ <color teal>??​YOUR QUESTION: I do not use the workstation,​ MAY I switch it off and use the mouse or the network cable??</​color>​\\
 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.\\ 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.\\
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 +==== About the network cables ====
 +- Very often SISSA staff has to upgrade linux workstations due to SECURITY PROBLEMS. These operations are executed remotely, so all the linux workstations have to be connected to the network;\\
 +- other users can have their files on your linux workstation local **/​scratch** area and they could need to use them, so do not unplug the network cable or switch off your linux workstation.
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-==== About the network cable ==== +**If you need a network cable for your laptop, please ​ask to our helpdesk ​service.**
-- 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.**+
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-==== Why you have not to move any workstation inside (under the table...) or outside its room ==== +==== Why you must not 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.\\ +  * **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).\\ +**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. ​ <color purple>​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).</​color>​ Every "​movement"​ has to be planned, because the staff has to warn all the users who have files on it.... ​+  * the computer staff ONLY is authorized to move any part of a workstation. ​ <color purple>​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).</​color>​ 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. and sometimes other workstations and " unexpected " users can be involved in a movement.
-** <color purple>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.</​color>​+** <color purple>Often workstation 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.</​color>​
  
  
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-==== Why you have not to use other workstations without the authorization of the main authorized user ====+==== Why you should ​not use other workstations without the authorization of the main authorized user ====
  
 Users are generally provided by one personal workstation in his/her office. ​ 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. ​+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. ​