QUARK = QUAntitative ARCHaeology
The idea is to create a small laboratory mainly for internal purposes, but useful also for short practical courses.
There are two main advantages in having this lab:
keeping our own server, thus eliminating the need for the many expensive hosting services we are using right now
having a fair number of machines (say 5) to perform the different activities of the whole grupporicerche
Centralized login (LDAP)
Centralized fileserver (?): probably buying a huge disk is the better solution. home directories can be hosted on the fileserver. This shoould allow also public_html directories like http://www.grupporicerche.it/~user/
This way we shouldn't be locked by “this is my computer” situations. However, a good network is needed to ensure there are no excessive slowdowns