This is a maintenance advisory for scheduled downtime on the machine:
Maintenance will be taking place on this machine on 2014-02-18 after 5:30
pm. The maintenance work will involve halting the machine for a period of
time during this window.
We plan to install a 750GB SSD into high-fructose-corn-syrup in order to
provide a fast local scratch drive. This should increase the performance of
this machine for users who need fast access to large amounts of temporary
disk space for their jobs.
Thank you for your patience as we perform this maintenance work.
CSC Systems Administrator
I hope you have all been having a good term so far. We have a number of
events planned for the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow at 5:30PM, we have a
database talk from Alex Scotti of Bloomberg. Thursday of next week, we will
have UNIX 101, a basic command-line tutorial, followed immediately by our
first code party. Longer descriptions follow.
Bloomberg's Alex Scotti will be presenting a talk this Tuesday on
concurrency control implementations in relational databases. Free swag will
be handed out at the event. The talk will take place in MC 4058 at 5:30 PM
on February 4th, 2014.
Next Thursday (Feb 13), we will offer UNIX 101, where people can learn the
basics of using command-line tools found commonly on UNIX-like operating
systems, such as Linux. The event will take place in the Mac Lab in MC
3003, from 5:30-6:30PM.
Immediately after UNIX 101, at 6:30PM, we will be having our first annual
code party in the MC Comfy Lounge (MC 3001). Enjoy a free dinner, relax,
share ideas with your friends about your favourite topics in computer
science, and work on that side project you've been thinking of for the past