Surveys and data
Support to other department sections
Support Dr. Scient. thesis
Contribution to "Scientific infrastructure"
Obsolete, kept for reference
Last update: May 12, 2021, at 06:55 AM
Minutes, workgroup meeting 23 May 2006
We have so far provided a survey of Unix/Linux users, Unix user programs and frequency of use among various programs, and Unix servers and the tasks they perform. We now have to plan the future IT structure.
This group has so far been most reluctant to the idea of migrating to Linux (background information here?). However, the cost and technical difficulties related to migration might have been slightly exaggerated; Seisan compiles under Linux, and Seisnet is based on Expect (script language) and some Fortran, so is does seem possible to port SeisNet to Linux. The Earthworm (more info from Orfeus) seismic data collection system that is currently being evaluated is based on SUN/Solaris & Windows, but there are mailing list entries discussing Linux porting (initiated by British Geological Survey (BGS), who considers updating Earthworm servers - coordination possible, we are cooperating with BGS ..?)
These options exists:
3. Software that can be included in Linux client system
GMT and Seismic Unix, two programs getting high scores in the user survey can (eventually) be part of the Linux client system. More general purpose programs (like MatLab) will of course also be included.
4. Computational needs
There is a 'generation transition' among scientific staff that will probably result in increased demand for local computation resources. Also CIPR and IFG can be considered as a unit in this regard. These computation intensive fields identified:
No cookies served in this meeting. Don't forget next time!
Where are results from User survey wine quiz? (Will soon be put on web page.)