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.