On behalf of the Systems Committee I am pleased to bring you several
updates regarding new servers and services.
We are announcing the general availability of the following servers:
neotame.csclub is a server with special configuration to act as a host
for IRC clients. If you had an IRC session on taurine before taurine
caught fire, we encourage you to use neotame for it now. neotame also
listens on numerous low and high ports for your SSH convenience. For
complete information, please check the machine list on the CSC Wiki.
carbonated-water.csclub is a 48-core general-purpose server with 128GB
sorbitol.csclub is a 40-core general-purpose server with 64GB of RAM.
mannitol.csclub is a 40-core general-purpose server with 64GB of RAM.
We would like to thank the Math Endowment Fund for graciously funding
several of these servers, and the Computer Science Computing Facility
for providing hardware for one of these servers as well as two other new
servers which have replaced several of our older internal services
Upgrades to Cloud Services
Due to a series of poorly-timed hardware failures, our private cloud
services have been degraded for a while. We would like to conduct an
upgrade to the cloud servers that will involve a complete reinstall of
several critical components and services. As such, current users of the
CSC Beta Cloud are asked to migrate any services on cloud instances out
of these VMs before Friday, November 8th. At this time the upgrade is
scheduled to begin and after this date your instances will be
unavailable. We expect to announce the availability of the upgraded
cloud services in Winter 2020.
We hope you enjoy these new servers and as always, if you encounter any
issues please contact the Systems Committee (syscom(a)csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
CSC Systems Administrator
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