It was about time, but finally here they are: ACHILLEUS and HERAKLES (we like fancy names) will support the KRAKEN (told you) in the heavy duty image processing department at the Bugnon campus.
Each of these workstations has been equipped with 32 Gb of RAM, an Intel 3930K hexacore chip, 256 of fast SSD and 3Tb for the OS and working storage, and a 4 Gb Radeon R9 290x GPU able to chew up any kind of data set you throw at it in a breeze.
They both run Windows 7 Pro x64 (yep, not 8, we're this good with you), Office 2013 (maybe not that good after all, but we don't have a choice here) and of course: Imaris, Photoshop, Image J (in its Fiji flavour), Axiovision, Zen Blue and Black, and LAS AF. All these softwares are installed in their latest version.
Fon non tech-savvy people this translates into a much more simple:
Use the KRAKEN for deconvolution and other heavy processor demanding software.
Use one of the greek demi-gods for Imaris or any other program relying on the GPU.
In any case, as these machines are brand new you might stumble on issues like missing programs, links or such. If it's the case, don't hesitate to ask Yannick Krempp at
or 5290 for support. (Oh, and please just avoid installing any funky software by your own means, it always ends up badly).
The CIF Staff