Use of Workstations in the Core User Area
The CSB Core User Area (Room 355 JWG) has about 20 workstations. These
PC/Windows computers (see also
PC Computing Policy).
Connections for personal laptops
All facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis,
subject to the following guidelines and exceptions:
You may occupy a workstation for as long as you are actively using it,
with exceptions noted below.
If you leave your workstation, you must log out, making it
available to others. A short break of up to 20 minutes is allowed. For
anything longer (including a 1-hour lunch), you must log out.
If you leave your workstation for a break, you should lock
the screen. However, if you do, you must leave a note with
your name, the date/time you left, and the time you expect to return.
Workstations with locked screens, and without a note of explanation, may
be logged off or rebooted by staff or users. Any workstation with no user present,
which appears idle, may be logged out at any time.
Linux workstations are prioritized for data reduction. Other users must
yield on request to users processing xray data.
Users processing data on linux workstations may leave their
workstations and lock the screens for up to 24 hours. In that case,
they must leave a note with their name, start, and ending
time. The must return to unlock the screen and log off when
their job is complete.
Some workstations are used to drive specific peripherals. These
include: Fuji printer, Focus slidemaker, Polaroid slidemaker, DLT7000
tape drive. Anyone needing to use those peripherals has first priority
on their parent workstation, and other users must yield to them. In
some cases, (eg, the DLT700), it is usually possible for one person to
use the workstation while another accesses the tape drive from another
Laptop connections follow the same rule as workstations. You can keep
it is long as you are actively using it. When you leave, take your
laptop with you. This is for your laptop's safety as much as for
courtesy to other users.
You may occupy more than one workstation, briefly, iff there
are few other workstations in use at the time.