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SunRay Update 8

Following some of my previous calculations on power efficiency, carbon footprints and comments about heat/noise differences between Sunrays and PC’s; I mused we could factor in a ‘system’ we all know well – ourselves. Heating in has become redundant in … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 7

Although the Java menu seemed like a good option, when we ran the figures, it seemed the overhead really was a little excessive when one considers that no extra functionality was provided; only some smoother edges. These figures were taken … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 6

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The core of the new sunray release was to ensure the sunray server software were setup in an optimal manner. Moving onto new and powerful servers, with a fresh … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 5

With the new release of the menu, the requirement specification needed functionality in place which would allow administration of the sunray users from the web management interface. We have several types of user each requiring a custom Windows kiosk session. … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 4

The inevitable question is how. Essentially creating two text fields is no huge task, however when one considers all the minor trends and habits users acquire, several considerations needed to be made – these will be considered later. I will … Continue reading

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Sunray Update 3

Each PC (including TFT monitor) consumes 105 W. Each sunray (including TFT monitor) consumes 41 W. Each sunray server consumes 242 W. Thus on a bases of 500 sunray DTU’s = 20500 W. Compared to 500 individual PC’s using a … Continue reading

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Sunray Update 2

What is new? • A new streamlined menu; users can now input username and password on initial screen. • Improved performance of system, meaning everything should run smoother. • Sessions will now be managed more efficiently. If there is ever … Continue reading

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SunRay Update 1

We are pleased to announce the deployment of our new and improved sunray service. As the first anniversary of our original sunray installation approaches, I have recently been investigating, developing, improving and fixing our current setup. With 360 sunray devices … Continue reading

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Faculty of Health, Sun Rays and Virtualisation

The Core Services Team have a lot of work on in the next few weeks. The FOH building goes live in around 12 days and the IT provision needs to be ready quckly, we are also starting a virtualisation project … Continue reading

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and then there were 5 !

Just a quick note to say that the Core Services team is now complete. Neil Malcolm has joined us from the Business System team, I’d also like to welcome Adam Riches to the team. The IT Services offices in the … Continue reading

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Do we all need PCs?

I spent Tuesday at the Esteem ‘Higher Education Strategy Forum’ in Edinburgh. One the agenda were some really interesting topics such as Sustainable Computing and Becoming an Eco-University. One of the presentations that really fired my imagination was a presentation … Continue reading

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