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by Vikas Kamat
First Online: November 17, 2001
Page Last Updated: January 03, 2018

List of Computer Hardware Used in Producing Kamat's Potpourri

We have a local area network that includes seven  computers (each named after famous scientists -- Curie, Einstein, Newton, Sprague, Turing, Edison, Knuth, and Pascal), a Laser printer (named Armstrong), a Color Laser (named Kodak). All of them running operating systems from Microsoft (Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000, Windows XP)

.Schema of Network

I use a Palm V (with a keyboard) to jot down notes and ideas as they come to me.

The production web server is  custom Intel box with 1GB of RAM and 60 GB of disk. It runs Red Hat Linux. It is hosted by Spry.

We use a Microtek scanner to scan the photographs. I also use a Olympus Camedia digital camera.

Why two of us (the senior Kamats do not use computers) need seven computers ? -- one is a software development machine, one is a network server, another is a picture server, one is used for scanning, and the others are used for playing.

We also use Playstation2 for playing.

Each one these computers are connected to the Internet via a ADSL line.


Update: February 2, 2004

  • A new notebook Knuth has been added

  • Pascal has been retired and delegated to data entry work

  • Sprague has been retired from the network and is awaiting an upgrade

Update: October 12, 2002

  • The network has been upgraded with a Wireless router. 

  • A new notebook Dijkstra has been added.

  • Nodes Einstein and Turing  have been retired and have been donated to charity

  • Node Newton has been retired and is awaiting a new home

Update: June 9, 2003

  • Pascal has been configured to run a Webserver and Remocon

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