Wed Dec 9 14:33:22 PST 2009

Power Outage and Math Department Services

There will be a power outage affecting all of the Claremont Colleges campus over the break. The outage is scheduled to begin on December 26, and to end as early as December 31; given that previous outages have been extended several additional days, I would expect to see something similar this time.

Lights, heat, and all power except for limited areas will be turned off throughout all the campuses, but the colleges and departments will provide some Internet-accessible computing services during the outage.

Here's the service breakdown for the mathematics department:

Available

Mail
Incoming (IMAP, POP) and outgoing (SMTP).
Web
All web services will continue to be available.
Shell
During the outage, ponder will remain available for shell access.
Mirror
mirror.hmc.edu will be available.

Not Available

Desktop and Lab Machines
Office, Clinic, and Scientific-Computing Lab machines will be offline.
The shell.math.hmc.edu alias to the SciCompLab machines will be unavailable.
High-Performance Computing
hex and the Amber cluster will be offline.
Subversion/Updates
vetinari and yum will not be available.
Printing
All printers will be offline.

I expect that we will get most of the systems that we take down back on line within a day or after I'm sure the power system is stable. If there are particular services that you'll need over break that you'd like prioritized, please let me know.

I may have more information as the time for the outage gets closer, as well as during the outage itself. I will post longer messages to this blog; shorter notifications may come via the hmcmathcomp Twitter stream.


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