[Systems Critical] Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Critical CIMS systems related announcements systems_critical at cims.nyu.edu
Fri Aug 16 16:22:24 EDT 2013

   Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

[1]Compute nodes as well as desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (Aug
22nd).  Rolling updates will be applied to machines between 8pm and 12am. 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 8pm. Many of 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: pubbox1.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox26.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox33.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox34.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox45.cims.nyu.edu
       WWH229: pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu

   Some significant software updates include (but are not limitted to):
     * Linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)

    A full list of all software updates for linux and solaris is available
   on the [2]update page.

   Read online at:

   NYU Courant Institute


   1. https://cims.nyu.edu/webapps/content/systems/resources/computeservers
   2. http://cims.nyu.edu/webapps/content/systems/software/updates

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