From 1st November 2016, the alias linux.cs.ncl.ac.uk will be directed to a replacement virtual machine which runs the version of Linux currently in use in the cluster in Daysh 6.37. It is named after the late J.A. Presper Eckert, the inventor of the ENIAC computer in 1946 (from Wikipedia).
This service is being moved to the centrally hosted resilient VMWare platform. Virtual CPU provision increases from Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz to Quad Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v3 @ 2.60GHz. This service is intended for general command-line use. It does not have sufficient resources to run full desktop sessions.