I have gradually refined my workstation design, and its changed quite a lot since the last time I posted. So I thought I would provide an update. This first image shows an overview of the whole environment, there are some key points to look out for:
- First I two PC’s shown at the bottom, the one on the left is my desktop, running Windows 2003 Server, with 2GB of memory and VM Ware Workstation and all of my other applications. This PC drives the three monitors via two ATI graphics boards.
Behind the PC’s in a curtain that my wife made for me that hides one hell of tangle of cables!
On top of the centre monitor is a USB web cam. On the CRT monitor is my headphone jack and volume control and my Secure ID token (dual factor authentication) for my company VPN connection.
The two monitors centre and left are 19” TFT’s that run at 1280*1024. The one on the right is a 19” Flat CRT. I tend to use the one of the left for email, reference materials, instant message discussions etc. The one in the middle for writing, presentations and reading, and the one …