Archive for December, 2013

CS Network Downtime, Thu, December 19, 2013, 06:30-08:30

Monday, December 16th, 2013

This is a reschedule of the secondary tasks of an outage originally scheduled for November 27, 2013, and cancelled due to unscheduled and unrelated problems.

Who is affected:
All users of CS Department wired networks, including network users in the CS Building, 221 Nassau St., Sherrerd Hall, Friend Center, and 151 Forrestal Road (the HPCRC).

This outage will also affect the OIT wireless network ONLY in the CS Building.

Actual outages are expected to be much shorter than the full window, but outages local to any particular location will occur at various times throughout the window for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

What is happening:
During this time, several network switches will be updated to newer versions of their operating systems.

Why is it happening:
The switch software updates will address a few minor bugs which have come up lately, including performance-limiting bugs.

CS Network Downtime, Tue, December 10, 2013, 07:30-08:00

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

This is a reschedule of an outage originally scheduled for November 27, 2013, and cancelled due to unscheduled and unrelated problems.

Who is affected:
All users of CS Department wired networks, including network users in the CS Building, 221 Nassau St, Sherrerd Hall, Friend Center, and 151 Forrestal Road (the HPCRC).

This outage will also affect the OIT wireless network ONLY in the CS Building.

What is happening:
During this time, the Department’s network uplink (to the main campus, and onward to the greater Internet) will be upgraded from its current 1Gbps link to a 10Gbps link.

Why is it happening:
The campus uplink upgrade will enable greater opportunities for collaboration by increasing the rate at which data can be moved across the network. This will enable high-speed data transfer between CS Department systems and systems in other departments on campus and, in some circumstances, other remote locations.