Data & Knowledge Engineering
School of ITEE

DKE Lab

What is It?

The DKE Lab is located in room 631 of GP South (building 78). The lab is a new central work and meeting area used for development, research group meetings, and telecommunications, and is available for use at any time for students and staff of the DKE group.

Lab and Server Administration

For queries regarding lab or server administration please see Dr. Kai Zheng (http://itee.uq.edu.au/~uqkzheng/). This includes:

  • Installing new software on servers
  • Installing new software on workstations
  • Managing user accounts

1. Hardware

1.1 HANA

DKE researchers have access to a one terabyte SAP HANA in-memory database platform for a research and development project. The SAP HANA technology provides DKE with invaluable computing power to analyse large experimental datasets. This project with SAP is aimed at the development of an in-memory approach to processing large quantities of data for applications such as fleet management solutions using GPS devices, smart-phone applications utilising on-board sensors and intelligent transportation systems. The goals are dramatic reductions in operational cost, increased safety, enhanced fleet productivity, and the ability to offer specialised and targeted services to customers who want to find and book the best services for specific transportation needs.

1.2 Servers

DKE researchers have access to a one terabyte SAP HANA in-memory database platform for a research and development project. The SAP HANA technology provides DKE with invaluable computing power to analyse large experimental datasets. This project with SAP is aimed at the development of an in-memory approach to processing large quantities of data for applications such as fleet management solutions using GPS devices, smart-phone applications utilising on-board sensors and intelligent transportation systems. The goals are dramatic reductions in operational cost, increased safety, enhanced fleet productivity, and the ability to offer specialised and targeted services to customers who want to find and book the best services for specific transportation needs.

Dragon

  • Dell R720 PowerEdge Rack Mount Server
  • 2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690 2.90GHz, 20M Cache, 8.0GT/s QPI, Turbo, 8C, 135W
  • (24) 8GB RDIMM, 1333 MHz, Low Volt, Dual Rank, x4 Bandwidth
  • PERC H710p Integrated RAID Controller, 1GB NV Cache
  • 24Tb Storage (Effective 18.1Tb free on RAID 6)
    • PowerVault(TM) MD1200 Disk Storage Enclosure, 2U
    • 12x 2TB 3.5-inch 7.2K RPM Nearline, 6Gbps SAS Hard Drive

Durian

  • Dell R720 PowerEdge Rack Mount Server
  • 2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690 2.90GHz, 20M Cache, 8.0GT/s QPI, Turbo, 8C, 135W
  • (24) 8GB RDIMM, 1333 MHz, Low Volt, Dual Rank, x4 Bandwidth
  • PERC H710p Integrated RAID Controller, 1GB NV Cache
  • 24Tb Storage (Effective 18.1Tb free on RAID 6)
    • PowerVault(TM) MD1200 Disk Storage Enclosure, 2U
    • 12x 2TB 3.5-inch 7.2K RPM Nearline, 6Gbps SAS Hard Drive

Dewberry

  • Dell R720 PowerEdge Rack Mount Server
  • 2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690 2.90GHz, 20M Cache, 8.0GT/s QPI, Turbo, 8C, 135W
  • (24) 8GB RDIMM, 1333 MHz, Low Volt, Dual Rank, x4 Bandwidth
  • PERC H710p Integrated RAID Controller, 1GB NV Cache

Accessing the Servers

  • Run ‘Remote Desktop Connection’
  • Enter the server address – this is the server name followed by eait.uq.edu.au

dragon.eait.uq.edu.au   - Log in with your normal ITEE username and password        

durian.eait.uq.edu.au - Log in with your normal ITEE username and your custom password for this server

dewberry.eait.uq.edu.au - Log in with your normal ITEE username and your custom password for this server

1.3 Workstations

3 PCs

  • Dell(TM) Precision(TM) T5600
  • Dell(TM) U3011 30" Full HD Ultrasharp Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
  • 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, ECC
  • Graphics : 1 GB NVIDIA Quadro 2000 (2DP & 1DVI-I) (1DP-DVI & 1DVI-VGA adapter)
  • 2TB 7200 RPM 3.5'' SATA3 Hard Drive
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2643 (Quad Core, 3.30GHz Turbo, 10MB, 8.0 GT/s)
  • How to Access: Log in using your normal ITEE username and password.

iMac

  • 27” Thunderbolt display
  • 2.9Ghz i5
  • 8Gb RAM
  • 1Tb Hard drive

1.4 TV + Apple TV

  • 84” Ultra HD 3D LG TV (with Skype)
  • Apple TV
  • Apple Time Capsule hosting wireless network 'DKE Wireless'

1.5 Miscellaneous Items

  • 4 x Xbox Kinect Camera
  • 2 x NAS 12Tb Backup Storage

2. Software

The servers and workstations have several programs already installed. To get new software installed see the DKE Lab/server administrator.

*Note - where possible 64-but versions of software packages are installed. 32-bit versions are only installed if there are conflic issues or a the 64-bit version is not available.

2.1 Servers

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Java
  • Matlab
  • Eclipse
  • Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • PostGreSQL 9.2
  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3

2.2 PC Workstations

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 7 Professional 64bit (English)
    • Ubuntu 12.10 (*currently only available on workstation below left TV on the wall)
  • Java
  • Matlab
  • Eclipse
  • Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (image is on workstations but is not installed – please check for any conflicts before installing)
  • PostGreSQL 9.2
  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3
  • Open CV
  • gvim 7.3
  • Neo4j
  • IIS

2.3 iMac Workstation

  • Xcode 4.6.1