Welcome to MFCF

MFCF supports the computing needs of all members and visitors of the Faculty of Mathematics with the exception of members and visitors of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. These persons should instead contact our colleagues in the Computer Science Computing Facility (CSCF) for service.

MFCF Help Centre Information

  • Location: Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 3017
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by appointment only
  • Ext.: 46323 
  • Email or Teams: mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca
  • Email to MFCF RT form: rt-mfcf@rt.uwaterloo.ca
  1. Apr. 21, 2022Network outage for MC servers, Monday April 25

    (Click on heading to see full posting.) Starting at about 7 a.m. on Monday, April 25, there will be brief network outages for some servers in the MC server room while network switches are disconnected and reconnected to new uplink points.  Network connections to the following servers will be interrupted for a few minutes.  Any long-running jobs that rely on network connectivity may fail.  Here is a list of affected machines:

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  2. Apr. 12, 2022Network outage for M3 servers, Monday April 18

    Starting at about 7 a.m. on Monday, April 18, there will be brief network outages for some servers in the M3 server room while network switches are disconnected and reconnected to new uplink points.  Network connections to the following servers will be interrupted for a few minutes.  Any long-running jobs that rely on network connectivity may fail.  List of affected machines:

  3. Mar. 18, 2022power outages in MC, Friday March 18 at noon

    Plant Operations has just informed us that there will be a series of very brief power outages in MC today starting at noon to deal with an electrical fault.  We do not know exactly which parts of the building will be affected.  It's possible that no Math Faculty offices will be affected, but we don't know for sure.  If your computer does not have a battery back-up (UPS), we recommend that you shut down your computer before noon, just in case.  You may turn it back on by 1:00 p.m.  Laptops have a built-in battery so would not be affected.

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