Any new PC with Ubuntu Linux should be able to run GCWerks for several instruments. A minimum of 4GB RAM and 200GB disk spare are recommended. For running instruments, a second network card is suggested.
GCWerks requires Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS or higher. The latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit desktop installation is suggested.
Updating and installing packages
After installing Ubuntu, configure the network and install the latest updates:
sudo -i apt update apt full-upgrade reboot
After updates are installed, and the computer has rebooted, then install packages:
apt install openssh-server - for remote ssh access apt install msmtp - for alarm emails apt install net-tools - for network utilities apt install gnome-session-flashback - optional, for the classic GNOME desktop apt install tigervnc-standalone-server - optional, for remote "virtual" desktop support
The firewall should be enabled, allowing only ssh access (port 22). Remote desktops should always be accessed through ssh.
ufw allow 22 ufw enable ufw status