On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, around 11 pm,  we will shut down the home directory file servers that host all our users to do OS upgrades.  The patching and rebooting process of the servers should take about 2 hours.  Home directory's as well as dependent services will be unavailable during this time.  You are urged to save all your work and log out of all CIMS systems before 11pm to avoid any data loss.

In addition, we're going use this outage as a chance to update all our Linux systems.  Compute nodes as well as desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED this Wednesday (Aug 22nd).  Rolling updates will be applied to machines between 11pm and 4am. 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. 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)
  • glibc
  • R
  • pypy