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CIMS Systems Critical Announcements

Announcements of an urgent nature, such as disruptions of network connectivity and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of servers, are posted here.

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Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (December 18th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. Many of the updates have already been made on several Linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH 229. 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.

These machines have received the kernel update and all of the software updates:

pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox40.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox53.cims.nyu.edu

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

Linux kernel (automatic reboot)
curl
libcurl
libipa
libuv
nodejs
xorg 

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (October 23rd).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. Many of the updates have already been made on several Linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH 229. 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.

These machines have received the kernel update and all of the software updates:

pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu 

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

Linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)
gtk2
glibc
openmpi
various php and perl packages
libre office
thunderbird
evolution
...and many more

This is quite a large update that signifies the transition from RHEL 6.5 to 6.6.

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes as well as desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (September 18th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. Many of the updates have already been made on several Linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH 229. 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:

  • pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu

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

  • Linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes as well as desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Monday (August 11th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. Many of the updates have already been made on several Linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH 229. 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:

  • pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox39.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu

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

  • Linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)

Critical Firefox update for CIMS systems

A security flaw was discovered in Firefox which potentially allowed malicious web content to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox.  A critical security patch to address this issue was released and pushed out to all CIMS systems this evening.

In order to begin using the patched version of Firefox, please restart Firefox by closing all instances of it and opening it again.

Power Outage

Power Shutdown Planned for July 12, 2014

In order to complete the transition of Courant's primary server infrastructure to UPS power, a power outage is planned for Saturday, July 12, 2014, during which all compute servers housed in the WWH data center will need to be shut down for the day while CIMS's power panels are tied in to one of the new UPS systems.

However, our primary servers will be on redundant power before the outage, so access to files and mail should be unaffected, and our web servers should remain up throughout. That is, CIMS systems and network operations should confinue to function normally throughout the day, but the following computing resources will be unavailable from around 9 am to about 5 pm:

 

linserv2.cims.nyu.edu
linserv1.cims.nyu.edu
tempest.cims.nyu.edu
mauler.cims.nyu.edu
brawler.cims.nyu.edu
euler02.cims.nyu.edu
euler03.cims.nyu.edu
euler04.cims.nyu.edu
euler05.cims.nyu.edu
energon1.cims.nyu.edu
energon2.cims.nyu.edu
energon3.cims.nyu.edu
energon4.cims.nyu.edu
ensemble2-01.cims.nyu.edu
ensemble2-02.cims.nyu.edu
ensemble2-03.cims.nyu.edu
ensemble2-04.cims.nyu.edu
spde.cims.nyu.edu
hydro.cims.nyu.edu cuda1.cims.nyu.edu cuda2.cims.nyu.edu cuda3.cims.nyu.edu cuda4.cims.nyu.edu fluct.cims.nyu.edu
crunchy1.cims.nyu.edu
crunchy2.cims.nyu.edu
crunchy3.cims.nyu.edu
crunchy4.cims.nyu.edu
crunchy5.cims.nyu.edu crunchy6.cims.nyu.edu kontiki1.cims.nyu.edu kontiki2.cims.nyu.edu kontiki3.cims.nyu.edu kontiki4.cims.nyu.edu kontiki5.cims.nyu.edu
sontag-r410.cs.nyu.edu
sontag-r815.cs.nyu.edu stoch.cims.nyu.edu crackle2.cims.nyu.edu crackle3.cims.nyu.edu crackle4.cims.nyu.edu

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes as well as desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (June 19th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. Many of the updates have already been made on several Linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH 229. 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:

  • pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox39.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu

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

  • Linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)
    Firefox
    Thunderbird 

Power Glitch

April 30, 2014

Due to a power glitch that occurred just before 4 pm, a number of CIMS computing services were disrupted tonight, including outgoing mail, web services, compute servers, which had rebooted, and access to home directories for a number of users. By 5:30 most services had been restored, except for an a number of computing nodes, which were restored over the course of the evening.

Network Problems

March 6th, 2014

CIMS continues to experience severe network latency this morning. We continue to work with ITS, who manage the network infrastructure, and as of this morning the equipment vendor, Cisco, is working on it as well. Naturally, we hope this will be resolved soon and appreciate your patience.

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes as well as desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Wednesday (January 15th).  Rolling updates will be applied to machines between 8:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any linux systems before 8:00pm. Many of the updates have already been made on several linux machines in the computer lab located in WWH 229. 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:

  • pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox39.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu
  • pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu

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

  • Linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)

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