New York University Faculty of Arts and Science College of Arts and Science Graduate School of Arts and Science

Software Updates

This coming Tuesday night (08/31/2010) the CIMS Linux machines (desktop as well as compute nodes) WILL BE REBOOTED in the wee hours of the night between 10pm and 5am to complete software updates. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any linux systems when you leave for the night. The updates have already been made on several linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH229. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur. The machines that have been updated are:

  • WWH229: pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox26.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox34.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox45.cims.nyu.edu

Some significant software updates include (but are not limitted to):

  • linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)
  • Intel Compiler (test using the software in /opt/intel/compiler/next)
  • Enthought Python Distribution (test using the software in /usr/local/pkg/epd/next)
    Adobe Reader/Flash
    Firefox
    Tecplot

A full list of all software updates for linux and solaris is available on the update page.