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Operational Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8th June 2011
Room 4.31, Informatics Forum

Present:
Toby Blake, Lindsey Brown, Neil Brown, Roger Burroughes, Tim Colles, Chris Cooke, Carol Dow, Alison Downie Ian Durkacz, Stephen Quinney, Iain Rae, Gordon Reid, George Ross, Alastair Scobie, Craig Strachan (convener and minutes),
  1. Apologies for absence

    Graham

  2. Minutes of the last meeting.

    These were accepted.

  3. Actions.

    Actions completed:

    Actions amended

    Actions added:

    Blog articles suggested:

  4. Report from Computing Executive Group

    1. CO desktops

      It was pointed out that the current hardware on CO's desks may not be up to the task of running several VMs at once. There are issues with the amount of RAM, disk space and disk contention when several VMs try to access the system disk at the same time. RAM and disk space is cheap but it is not possible to install a second disk into the form factors currently in use on the desktop. It was agreed that thought should be given to perhaps procuring some desktop machines better suited to running multiple VMs.

      Chris pointed out that VMs running on desktops considerably complicates putting these machines to sleep.

  5. Reports from units.

  6. Topics for discussion

  7. Items for the Computing Systems blog

  8. AOCB

  9. Next meeting

    The next meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd June in room 4.31 chaired by Craig.


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