June 2023: Lab Virtual Desktop, Computer Lab, and Classroom Changes

Summer break is upon us and lab and classroom refreshes will soon be underway.

Classroom and Lab Computers

The following lab computers will be replaced this summer starting in early July.

  • Druck 222
  • Druck 212
  • Druck 244
  • Druck246B
  • Econ Library
  • Hatch Gal Cove

Those responsible for the computer labs will be notified ahead of time as they have in the past.

Classroom Computers

All classrooms will be refreshed starting June 20, 2023. This process will remove all data. 

If you need any data on these computers please back it up using OneDrive, Microwave or external hard drive before June 20, 2023

If you need assistance contact starr@bowdoin.edu by June 16, 2023.


Classroom and Lab Software

MacOS Classroom/Lab software
Windows Classroom/Lab Software

Virtual Lab Desktops

Data Removal

To prepare for the fall semester all data on the Lab Virtual Desktops will be deleted on June 20, 2023. 
If you need any data on these virtual desktops please back it up using Microwave or OneDrive before June 20, 2023.
If you need assistance contact starr@bowdoin.edu by June 16, 2023.


New Virtual Lab Desktop Specs

New Lab Virtual desktops will be built and become available in June. The existing virtual desktops will stay running until that time. 

The only changes that will be made is upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and patching software applications, otherwise we will keep the same setup as Spring 2023.

Spring 2023 Setup:

    NC4as T4 v3 (4 vcpus, 28 GiB memory and 1 GPU)
  • Premium SSD Hard Drives
  • Generation 2 virtual desktops. 
  • Virtual Desktops are not shared so each user will have the best experience.  
  • Use of Scaling Plan which gives us the ability to provide more desktops when we need them and power off unused desktops when we don't. 
  • list of software that is available in the virtual lab has been updated to reflect titles that will be installed for the fall.
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