2015 Wheeler Lecture

The annual Wheeler Lecture will be given on Tuesday 26th May of this year. Further information is available, and registration is now open.

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DHCP servers upgraded

The main Lab DHCP servers have been replaced. This should not have changed things for clients, so if there are any problems, please report them to sys-admin.

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Another power glitch 2015-03-03 03:06:24

This time it killed a switch ad (at least) two discs.

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West Cambridge power problem 2015/02/23

There was a power problem on the West Cambridge site effecting some of our systems in the WGB and some in the UIS at around 9PM on Mon 23 Feb. Please report any anomalies to sys-admin.

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slogin server upgrade

As there have been no reports of problems with the testing slogin server we plan to swap the DNS pointer over the weekend spanning the end of February and the start of March at which point the old instances will be available for a short time as slogin-old.

If you use the slogin service but have not tested the new instance, please try slogin-new before the changeover to check things work.

PuTTY users should ensure that they are using PuTTY 0.64 or later.

Anyone unable seeing messages such as “no matching mac found: client hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,umac-64@openssh.com,hmac-ripem d160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96 server hmac-sha2-512-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com,hmac-ripemd160-etm@ openssh.com,umac-128-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha2-256” should upgrade to a more recent ssh client. If one is not available, please contact sys-admin, and try connecting instead to slogin-oldssh.cl.cam.ac.uk.

The OTPW server slogin-otpw has been using this instance since August 2014 without any problem reports.

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Professor Anuj Dawar to receive Hind Rattan Award 2015

Anuj Dawar, Professor of Logic and Algorithms has been awarded a prestigious Hind Rattan Award for outstanding services, achievements and contributions in his field of research.

The Hind Rattan is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to non-resident Indian citizens (NRIs) by the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization under the umbrella of the Government of India.

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Computer Lab to host conference for policy making in the Big Data era

The Computer Laboratory will host the ‘Policy-Making in the Big Data Era‘ conference in June 2015.

The conference committee invites contributions from researchers, policy makers, practitioners in industry and all other stakeholders to explore the latest developments and potentials in policy-making processes.

The deadline for contributions is January 20th 2015.

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EDSAC project reaches key milestone

A project to recreate EDSAC has reached a key milestone.

The project is being led by Dr Andrew Herbert who, early in his career, worked at the Computer Laboratory under EDSAC’s designer Sir Maurice Wilkes.

The work on the recreated EDSAC is due for completion in late 2015.

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Lab PhD wins Best Student Paper Award

Marwa Mahmoud has been awarded the Best Student Paper award at the 2014 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014).

The paper on ‘Autonomatic detection of naturalistic hand-over-face gesture descriptors’ is joint work with Tadas BaltruĊĦaitis and Peter Robinson in the Rainbow Graphics and Interaction Research Group.

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NFS version 4

Support for NFS version 4 has now been enabled on the main NetApp filer “elmer”. The change is upwards compatible in the sense that the older protocol remains available as well. However client systems which support multiple versions will normally use the highest version available from a server, so many machines will see a change.

There are many internal differences between version 3 and version 4, some of which may lead to improved performance.

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