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Ares servers run on a computer in the configuration:

  • 2 octa-core processors
  • Each core has 256 KiB of L2 cache
  • Each processor has 20 MiB of shared L3 cache
  • Two 500 GB SSDs in RAID-1 configuration, i.e. 500 GB of logical capacity
  • 128 GB RAM
  • Debian operating system


The Ares servers act as interchangeable 10GbE routers and firewalls for the faculty network. They provide a recursive DNS server to computers on the FI network and allocate dynamic addresses using DHCP. These servers detect network and transport layer attacks and block IP addresses.

The origin of the name

The name Ares comes from Greek mythology: Ares (2nd fall Area) son of the supreme god Zeus and his wife Hera, god of war.

Vojtěch Zamarovský: Gods and heroes of ancient myths