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The naming scheme of systems in the hackspace (hostname) is "people involved in computing" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pioneers_in_computer_science] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PARC_(company)#Distinguished_researchers].  This includes pioneers in similar relevant fields.  Please note that pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare.
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The naming scheme of physical systems in the hackspace (hostname) is "people involved in computing, mathematics, or engineering"  
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This includes pioneers in similar relevant fields.  As a usability concern, pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare.
  
== Old names ==
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Suggested name lists:
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pioneers_in_computer_science Wikipedia's List of Pioneers in Computer Science]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PARC_(company)#Distinguished_researchers Distinguished Engineers of Xerox PARC]. 
  
Names used on systems no longer in use. These can be recycled with care after a sensible period of time.
 
  
* [[Lovelace]] (Workstation for [[Makerbot]])
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'''Virtual instances treated slightly differently:''' Please note that the naming scheme of virtual machines or containerised systems on-site is to be nearer to their purpose. An example of a VM passing messages via MQTT might be "mqtt-gateway" or "message-hub" instead of "vanrossum"
* [[Difference]] - Public Terminal
 
* [[Project/IRC Terminal|Shannon]] (IRC Terminal)
 
* [[Capek]] Lobby display
 
  
 
== Current names ==
 
== Current names ==
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===Infrastructure===
 
===Infrastructure===
* [[Babbage]] general purpose server in the space, moribund
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* [[Equipment/Blanton|Blanton]] Network CCTV Server
* [[Bell]] Asterisk IP Telephony Server
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* [[Equipment/Boole|Boole]] main router, dhcp, dns, ntp, syslog etc. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boole]
* [[Bruce]] Network CCTV Server
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* [[Equipment/Hamming|Hamming]] runs runs voice announcers and doorbell in the 1st Floor at Ujima House in Wembley. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hamming]
* [[Booch]] emoncms power monitoring raspberry pi thing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grady_Booch]
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* [[Equipment/Holonyak|Holonyak]] runs the board installed on Ground Floor [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Holonyak]
* [[Boole]] main router, dhcp, dns, ntp, syslog etc. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boole]
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* [[Equipment/Landin|Landin]] hypervisor for VMs
* [[Equipment/Colin|Colin]] sort of fileserver, was netbootyboxxy [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Colin]
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** [[Equipment/Landin#Chomsky|Chomsky]] shared Linux systems (accessible via ssh from outside using member [[LDAP]] credentials)
* [[Denning]] network services machine (ldap/spacenet, netboot, zoneminder) (was boole) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Denning].
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** [[Equipment/Landin#ACServer|ACServer]] ACnode server
* [[Gill]] environment monitoring Raspberry Pi [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Gill]
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** [[Equipment/Landin#Adminstuff|Adminstuff]] a poorly but accurately named server for admin "stuff"
* [[Hopper]] vending machine
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** <del>[[Equipment/Landin#Services|Services]] Importantish services that were on babbage, robonaut etc</del>
* [[Hamming]] runs the board above the frontdoor and ?sixteen and the big clock. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hamming]
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** [[Concourse|Concourse CI]] Pipeline-as-code based CI system. Currently experimental.
* [[Lamarr]] hypervisor for VMs
 
** [[Lamarr#Chomsky|Chomsky]] new general purpose box (replacement for Babbage)
 
** [[Lamarr#ACServer|ACServer]] ACnode server
 
** [[Lamarr#Adminstuff|Adminstuff]] a poorly but accurately named server for admin "stuff"
 
** [[Lamarr#Services|Services]] Importantish services that were on babbage, robonaut etc
 
* [[Dennis]] - Acnode debuging box
 
* [[Equipment/Flowers|Flowers]] - one of the [[Project:TreeOfScreens]] machines
 
* [[Equipment/Tanenbaum|Tanenbaum]] - the other [[Project:TreeOfScreens]] machine
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrey_Markov Markov] Robotics group machine controlling the Staubli
 
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov]] Robotic group Dell optiplex for remote work
 
  
 
=== PCs/Laptops/Printers ===
 
=== PCs/Laptops/Printers ===
  
* [[Torvalds]] new 3D Printing Machine
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* [[Equipment/LaserCutter|Joy]] Laser Cutter workstation running Windows
* [[Bowyer]] another 3D printing machine
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* [[Tesla]] public shared Linux workstation on the 1st floor.
* [[Marconi]] spare laptop 1, needs wireless drivers installing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi]
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* [[Cray]] Dell Studio 1559 laptop, Robotics Group, running Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot
* [[Equipment/Turk|Turk]] guest laptop
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* [[Herd]] Dell Optiplex 990 desktop, Classroom presentation PC.
* [[Postel]] the SGI O2
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* [[Dickinson]] Dell Optiplex 990 desktop, Do-not-disturb room.
* [[Equipment/LaserCutter|Joy]] Laser Cutter, replacement for Patel/Laz0rz
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* [[Epp]] Dell Optiplex 990 desktop, Electronics Lab.
* [[Equipment/Computers/Lorentz|Lorentz]] Dell laptop
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* [[Oliver]] HP 20-R100NA all-in-one PC, 3d printer room.
* [[Tesla]] public workstation, replacement for [[Lovelace]]
 
* [[Equipment/Peddle|Peddle]] guest laptop
 
 
 
See [[Laboratory 24/Network]] for details on these machines.
 
 
 
== Potential new machines currently under discussion ==
 
 
 
* [[Borg]] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Borg Anita Borg]) - replacement for babbage and vm server
 
* [[Zeus]] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Zuse Konrad Zuse]) - 64 core, 512Gb RAM compute server.
 
* [[Edison]] ([http://www.thomasedison.com/ Edison]) - Raspbery pi. Providing ARTNet node with [https://www.openlighting.org/ola/ OLA]
 
  
 
== Potential names ==
 
== Potential names ==
 
Please be cautious when adding to this list. Pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare. Make sure that the name can be pronounced, written unambiguously from hearing it, and does not sound like another word. This probably means puns are unsuitable.
 
Please be cautious when adding to this list. Pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare. Make sure that the name can be pronounced, written unambiguously from hearing it, and does not sound like another word. This probably means puns are unsuitable.
  
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cray Cray]
 
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stark_Draper Draper]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stark_Draper Draper]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hall_(programmer) Hall]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hall_(programmer) Hall]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Sinclair Sinclair]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Sinclair Sinclair]
 
* [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Mills Mills]
 
* [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Mills Mills]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Wilkes]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Wilkes Wilkes]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radia_Perlman]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radia_Perlman Perlman]
* Gilmore
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* [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Gilmore Gilmore]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper Hopper]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Paul_Pedrick Pedrick]
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=== Previously used names ===
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https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/w/index.php?title=System_naming&diff=51807&oldid=51337
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== Old names ==
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Names used on systems no longer in use. These can be recycled with care after a sensible period of time.
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* [[Booch]] OLD SPACE emoncms power monitoring raspberry pi thing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grady_Booch]
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* [[Capek]] Lobby display
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* [[Difference]] - Public Terminal
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* [[Equipment/Lattner|Lattner]] OLD SPACE - ZFS-based File server.
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* [[Lovelace]] (Workstation for [[Makerbot]])
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* [[Project/IRC Terminal|Shannon]] (IRC Terminal)
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* [[Torvalds]] 3D printer PC running Windows.
  
 
== Potential names on the edge of the scheme ==
 
== Potential names on the edge of the scheme ==
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* Micropig/Spiderpig
 
* Micropig/Spiderpig
 
* NPR (No Prescription Required)
 
* NPR (No Prescription Required)
* Pong/Ping
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* Pong/Bong
* Cabbage - an alternative / backup / failover for Babbage?
 
  
 
[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Infrastructure]]
 
[[Category:Infrastructure]]

Latest revision as of 01:23, 16 August 2019

The naming scheme of physical systems in the hackspace (hostname) is "people involved in computing, mathematics, or engineering" This includes pioneers in similar relevant fields. As a usability concern, pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare.

Suggested name lists:


Virtual instances treated slightly differently: Please note that the naming scheme of virtual machines or containerised systems on-site is to be nearer to their purpose. An example of a VM passing messages via MQTT might be "mqtt-gateway" or "message-hub" instead of "vanrossum"

Current names

machines should be available as hostname.lan.hackspace.org.uk from inside the space (just hostname should work). some machines are available from the outside as hostname.hack.rs or hostname.london.hackspace.org.uk

Off-site Servers

  • Turing Bitfolk VM - sensitive public services (membership DB, website, LDAP), UK Hackspace Foundation web site
  • Church DigitalOcean droplet - new machine for sensitive public services
  • Knuth DigitalOcean droplet - less-sensitive public services (wiki)

Infrastructure

  • Blanton Network CCTV Server
  • Boole main router, dhcp, dns, ntp, syslog etc. [1]
  • Hamming runs runs voice announcers and doorbell in the 1st Floor at Ujima House in Wembley. [2]
  • Holonyak runs the board installed on Ground Floor [3]
  • Landin hypervisor for VMs
    • Chomsky shared Linux systems (accessible via ssh from outside using member LDAP credentials)
    • ACServer ACnode server
    • Adminstuff a poorly but accurately named server for admin "stuff"
    • Services Importantish services that were on babbage, robonaut etc
    • Concourse CI Pipeline-as-code based CI system. Currently experimental.

PCs/Laptops/Printers

  • Joy Laser Cutter workstation running Windows
  • Tesla public shared Linux workstation on the 1st floor.
  • Cray Dell Studio 1559 laptop, Robotics Group, running Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot
  • Herd Dell Optiplex 990 desktop, Classroom presentation PC.
  • Dickinson Dell Optiplex 990 desktop, Do-not-disturb room.
  • Epp Dell Optiplex 990 desktop, Electronics Lab.
  • Oliver HP 20-R100NA all-in-one PC, 3d printer room.

Potential names

Please be cautious when adding to this list. Pronunciation and spelling difficulties may rule out names like Dijkstra, Kay and Hoare. Make sure that the name can be pronounced, written unambiguously from hearing it, and does not sound like another word. This probably means puns are unsuitable.

Previously used names

https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/w/index.php?title=System_naming&diff=51807&oldid=51337

Old names

Names used on systems no longer in use. These can be recycled with care after a sensible period of time.

Potential names on the edge of the scheme

Don't be afraid to use these, especially if they're meaningful to you, but please try to include a short justification for why the Hackspace should care about them.

Potential names not from the scheme

  • Bubbles, Buttercup & Blossom
  • FuzzyWhif
  • heck-a-tombical plus minus
  • Micropig/Spiderpig
  • NPR (No Prescription Required)
  • Pong/Bong