Compute Zone

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Welcome

Welcome to the Compute Zone! This zone was established in the aim of providing space and tools for the computing needs of members at large as well as provide a venue and support system for computing oriented projects. This zone is co-warden-ed by Justin Triplett and Marie-Therese Enga, please email us about your thoughts!

Projects

Open Source SIG

The Open Source Special Interest Group is a collection of people and events related to Open Source Software and Hardware. We have a number of projects going on in this group including Git Empowerment, Open Hardware power profiling, and EFF BitCoin Patronage. This group also supports the SEMI Linux user group which includes non-members, and meets at 19:00/7pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Recycling and Refurbishing

Yup, we just totally went there. Well we are working on it at least.
We are interested in helping people make intelligent decisions about surviving the the cycle of planned obsolescence. Yes, I'm serious, not only is planned obsolescence a real thing I will attempt to convince you it's a 'good' thing. You just need to be smart to survive it and we all need to be smart so we all survive it. We are exploring personal computer consulting, refurbishing, and recycling. Briefly our mission is to assist people in considering computing options with which they may not be familiar.

Training, Workshops, and Documentation

Events

Wiki Editing Workshop
focus on the i3 wiki
Compute Zone Orientation: Cyber Communication
Google Calendar, Google Groups, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, CRM, Eventbrite and IRC
July 11, 2013 7:00-8:00 pm with Pizza
Facilitated by: Marie, Justin
Inkscape
Make vectors for use with many of our fun gadgets, such as the vinyl and laser cutters
Quatum GIS
An open source Geographical Information System
Security for Everyone
Basic security concerns of the 21st century including: 2-factor authentication, encrypted WiFi, SSL and you.


Please email the wardens with ideas and suggestions. If you teach a class related to this zone let us know and we'll add it to the list and perhaps help support the needs of the class.

We're considering hosting study/support groups for edx.org or other online classes.

Dozuki Guide Hub

We are starting a Dozuki Hub to host repair and building guides of all sorts, not just computer related! We will be forming Dozuki workshops for everyone to learn how to use Dozuki. For now if you are interested, take a look at the documentation.

General Purpose

Facilitating the general computing needs of members and visitors at large.

Workstations

Listed in order of generally accepted Awesomeness

Nickname Hostname Platform Operating System IP Description Admin
Marie's Brain imagical.i3detroit.local Macintosh-Intel Mac OS 10.6, 10.8 Coming Soon DHCP New Member Orientation, Photo Booth, Print & Scan, Kicking serious butt Marie-Therese Enga,
Justin's netbook idontremember.i3detroit.local Atom Intel Dual Booting: Fedora 17 and Windows 7 DHCP Artemis, Raspberry Pi fun, unfortunate Windows requirements :P Justin Triplett
PC Print Station not available Intel / Pentium 4 Windows XP not available currently down, due to efficiency concerns unclaimed

Servers

Hostname Platform Operating System IP Description Admin
FileSaurus.i3detroit.local ESXi VM on 64bit AMD Opteron Debian Wheezy 10.13.0.18 Fileserver [SFTP, TFTP, samba] justin.triplett@gmail.com

Network

Follow the section link to visit the primary network page. Any local networks created for the Compute Zone will be listed below:
The Cisco equipment will be migrated to the network rack, soon the server rack will be utilized for hosting server projects.

Data Management

Power Meter

We are also now collecting data on the power usage in the building and hosting publicly for analysis. You can read more about it at the Power Meter page, at the bottom is information about access to the database.

Communication

This linked page is a collection of all our official, i3 Detroit, methods of communications. Even the phone system is digital, and many people here may be interested in social media etc, so I figured we should link to that page. However we will also post any Compute Zone specific communication information in this section.

Email
Justin Triplett and Marie-Therese Enga,

Gaming

Yup, sometimes seeking inspiration is productive.

Artemis

Artemis is a co-op space combat simulator, whereas all players need to be on the same network so that they may take individual roles to operate between 1 and 6 starships. We have a license that was purchased by Nate B. and donated to i3 for general use. Currently there is a group that meets regularly to play on every other Saturday, please refer to the calendar for details.

The game only requires one 'desktop/laptop' license to work for as many players as you like (more than 36 and you'd likely be sharing roles) and runs natively on Windows but is also playable on Mac OS and Linux generally via Wine. Artemis can also be played on iOS (generally, iPad recommended), although it does require a separate purchase through the iOS App Store, $2.99 I believe, it can then be played on the same network and team as any other platforms. All versions of the software present the user with a choice of hosting the server or connecting to the server as a client. The game is designed such that one computer must be the server and is best connected to a projector, a player is not able to use that as their client, so there must always be one more computer than players to host the game. Here is the PDF manual

i3's Artemis Windows Server

Justin's netbook / Artemis Server

There is a small black HP mini 210 (netbook), with VGA out for the projector, that has an Artemis user with no password, ready to run as an Artemis server for anyone. This machine is being provided on an indefinite timeline by Justin Triplett (User:jtrip), please contact him with any questions, any time. It can currently be found on the server rack in the game room / whiteboard area, under the tree house, please return it to that location when you are done using it.

Dual Booting

The HP mini 210 is currently configured to dual boot Fedora 17 and Windows 7 and GRUB will prompt the user to select which system to boot. If it is found in a configuration that you do not desire to use, please power down the machine in a respectful manner (using a shutdown command) instead of a hard reset.

Artemis on Mac OS X

http://www.playonmac.com/en/, might be more apt to crash, so it is likely best suited as a client because the game will stay stable as clients can drop out and connect at any time.

Artemis on Linux

Wine + Magical Happy Thoughts + Artemis = One Heck of a Great Time!
note: this is not the kind of wine that comes with magical happy thoughts by default


Minecraft

What, not hacky enough for you? clearly you don't know minecraft that well...
I was thinking about setting up a server but really I barely get time to play and when I do, it's on a friends server...
So really this is more like an invitation, if you are interested let me (User:jtrip) know, and we'll get you setup.
Unless there is some sudden overwhelming demand... then I would love to setup a server on a linux box for us. :)