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Network outage on June 2nd

At 09:12 on Saturday morning, a new switch in our data centre failed. In doing so it bridged together all of its connections to the rest of the network. Since switches have multiple uplinks for resilience, this created a loop … Continue reading

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Server Room Cooling Failure

Overnight between the 27th and 28th of February the building cooling failed. This was due to the pipes on the roof freezing due to very low temperatures. Emergency actions was taken at in the middle of the night to shut … Continue reading

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New Remote Desktop Service

The previous remote access Windows machines ts01 and ts02 have now been retired. In their place is a newer version running on Windows Server 2016. The local unix command cl-rdesktop has been updated to point to this service. To login … Continue reading

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SE18 due to be cleared by 1 June 2018

The deadline for moving equipment out of SE18 has been set to the 1st June 2018. The removal of the air-conditioning has been arranged to start them. Anyone with any equipment remaining in that room will need to ensure that … Continue reading

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ely reboot in vulnerable period 28th Feb

This reboot is necessary to complete the installation of some security updates. Apologies for missing the reboot on the earlier advertised date.

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Annual Faculty Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Faculty will be at 14:15 on Tuesday 7 November 2017 in Lecture Theatre 1 in the William gates Building. The meeting will be followed by refreshments in the Street. All are welcome to attend.

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Professor Mike Gordon FRS

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Mike Gordon FRS. Mike Gordon joined the Computer Laboratory in 1981 and he made magnificent contributions to the Department in many different ways. He will be sadly missed. … Continue reading

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UPS move 10th January 2017

On the 10th January the UPS was moved. This left core services vulnerable to building power outage until it is recommissioned later that day. At the same time one of our switches in the West Cambridge Data Centre was moved … Continue reading

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Microsoft Imagine Username Changes

The usernames on the Microsoft Imagine site (formerly known as Dreamspark and before than as MSDNAA) have been changed to be of the form crsid@cam.ac.uk for all users. The effect of this change will be that you receive notice of … Continue reading

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Website upgrade Tuesday 4th October

On the morning of Tuesday, 4th October 2016 we will upgrade the web server software behind the main Lab web site. If you are using .htaccess files in order to restrict access to some of your web pages to certain … Continue reading

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