Latest Features of CSIL


New GPU workstations in ASB 9804

31 new workstations are in service in ASB 9804. Each workstation is Dell Precision 3660 with one Nvidia RTX A2000. They dualboot Ubuntu 22 and Windows 11. (2024.02.20)

New GPU workstations in MPCS Labs (SECB1010 & SECB1013)

18 new workstations are in service in SECB 1010 and SECB 1013. Each workstation is Dell Precision 3660 with one Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. (2024.02.02)

All CSIL CPU servers are running Ubuntu 22 now

All CSIL CPU Servers are running Ubuntu 22.04 now. (2024.02.02)

ASB 9804 has new monitors

Each workstation in ASB 9804 is now equipped with a Dell SE2721DS LCD monitor. (2024.01.18)

All workstations in ASB9700 and ASB 9840 now have Ubuntu 22.04

All the workstations in ASB9700, ASB9840 are now dualboot Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) with Windows 10. (2023.12)

desimmission of guacamole and csil ssh gateway

We no longer support guacamole for remot access to CSIL. (2023.09.15)

We no longer support CSIL SSH Gateway for remote access to CSIL. (2023.09.15)

CSIL VDI is in service

Now we provide CSIL VDI for people to remote access to. (2023.09)

SRYE 4013 has new workstations

The workstations in SYRE 4013 are now Dell Optiplex 7000s. (2023.03)

ASB 9700 has new monitors

Each workstation in ASB 9700 is now equipped with a Dell P2723DE LCD monitor. (2022.05.13)

All workstations in MPCS labs (SECB) now have proper names

All the workstations in SECB 1010 now are named as SECB1010-?##.csil.sfu.ca.

All the workstations in SECB 1013 now are named as SECB1013-?##.csil.sfu.ca.

(2022.05)

ASB 9840 has new workstations

The workstations in ASB 9840 are now all Dell Optiplex 7090s. (2022.05)

Each workstation in this room is equipped with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti.

MPCS labs (SECB 1010 & SECB 1013) haVE new workstations

All the workstations in SECB 1013 are now all Dell Precision 3650 Tower; each with an Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 GPU card. (2022.03)

9 new workstations (Dell Precision 3650 Tower) are now in SECB 1013; each with an Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 GPU card. (2022.03)

Please note: these new systems have names reflect the current room numbers.

All workstations in MPCS (SECB) now have Ubuntu 20.04

All the workstations in SECB 1013, SECB 1010 (MPCS labs) are now dualboot Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) with Windows 10. And we have new furniture in these two rooms! (2022.01)

All CSIL workstations and MPCS workstations are running Windows 10 Feature update 21H2

All systems are upgraded. (2022.01)

The MPCS labs are now in a new building!

Our MPCS (formerly known as PMP) labs are now located at SECB. (2021.09)

All workstations in CSIL now have Ubuntu 20.04

All the workstations in ASB 9700, 9804, 9838N, 9820, 9840 (part of CSIL@Burnaby) are now dualboot Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) with Windows 10. (2021.09)

(decommissioned) New CSIL SSH Gateway server

We have built a CSIL SSH Gateway Server for CMPT undergraduate students. (2021.05)

This server is a must if the user has no SFU VPN access yet needs SSH to a CSIL Linux system.

New CSIL Windows profile server

We have built a new CSIL Windows profile Server for CSIL Windows users. (2021.05)

This server runs the latest Windows Server 2019.

All workstations in ASB 9804 now have Ubuntu 20.04

All the workstations in ASB 9804 (part of CSIL@Burnaby) are now dualboot Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) with Windows 10. (2021.05)

All workstations in SRYE 4013 now have Ubuntu 20.04

All the workstations in SRYE 4013 (part of CSIL@Surrey) are now dualboot Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) with Windows 10. (2021.01)

New SQL Server in CSIL

We have built a new CSIL SQL Server for database courses. (2020.05)

This server is only available for CMPT 354 students for current semester.

ASB 9700 has new workstations

The workstations in ASB 9700 are now all Dell Optiplex 7071s. (2020.04)

The old workstations are still available for remote acess.

ASB 9820 has new workstations

The workstations in ASB 9820 are now all Dell Optiplex 7071s. (2020.04)

The old workstations are still available for remote acess.

New way to remote into CSIL Windows Terminal Server.

To strengthen the network security, SFU IT have implemented a new way for people to Remote Desktop into Windows systems on SFU network. Please check out our CSIL Windows Terminal Server FAQ page to know more. (2020.01.09)

New Lab for Professional Master's Program in Computing Science is in service!

We now have a new lab for "Professional Master's Program in Computing Science (Big Data and Visual Computing Specializations)" in service. It is in the Blusson Hall building, room number 9402 (BLU 9402). (2019.09.30)

CSIL@Surrey is now located in rooms 3024, 4013, 4024 in the new SRYE building!

Please check the new facilities out when you are taking CMPT courses on Surrey campus.(2019.09)

New CSIL Windows Terminal Server in service!

We now have a new CSIL Windows Terminal Server in service - running Windows Server 2016 on new hardware. (2019.06.28)

New CSIL Linux CPU Servers in service!

We now have 10 CSIL Linux CPU servers in service, up from 5 we had so far.

All CSIL@Burnaby workstations now have Ubuntu 18.04

All the workstations in CSIL@Burnaby are now dualboot Windows 10 with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). (2019.05)

ASB9838N has new workstations

The workstations in ASB9838N are now all Dell Optiplex 7060s. (2019.05)


For a more detailed history of updates of CSIL, please click here. And please note: our pages record of major changes only; there are many minor changes, patches and updates not listed.

Last updated @2024.02.21