Mon Aug 31 16:02:44 PDT 2009

New Scientific Computing Lab Combination

We've changed the combination for the door to the Scientific Computing Lab. Anyone with an account can find out the new combination by logging into a department machine and reading the contents of the file /shared/local/scicomp-combo.

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Fri Aug 7 16:49:49 PDT 2009

Upcoming Scientific Computing Lab Outage

We will be taking the entire Scientific Computing Lab offline for a few days. During this outage all of the machines in the lab will be rebuilt with a generic OS install in preparation for replacement. We will then pull the machines out and make them available for scavenging in the hall behind Big Beckman.

With the machines out of the lab, we will have the room cleaned thoroughly, and then we will install the new machines in preparation for the fall, 2009, semester.

The exact dates for this outage have not yet been determined, but early during the week of August 10-14 is the likely target for decommissioning, with the new machines being installed later that week or during the next week.

Stay tuned for more news, or check our Twitter feed!

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