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: CLOSED until further notice
  • Email: mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca
  • Email to MFCF RT form: rt-mfcf@rt.uwaterloo.ca
  1. Dec. 15, 2020MC power outages, Tuesday December 22 and Tuesday January 5

    Update as of December 28

    The first part of a two-part power outage was completed on December 22nd.  The second is scheduled for Tuesday January 5th at 7:00 a.m. The same conditions will apply again, with shutdowns starting around 5 p.m. on Monday January 4th.

    What is happening, and when?

  2. Dec. 4, 2020Replacement of central file server deferred (was December 27)


    We were informed that our intended date of December 27 is not allowed. The new date is tentatively Saturday February 13, 2021, assuming provincial lock-down restrictions do not forbid it.

    What is happening?

  3. Oct. 27, 2020New Linux servers and system upgrades

    What is happening?

    In September, two new machines (cpu150 and cpu151) were added to the fastlinux.math pool of servers. Throughout November and early December, we will be converting certain older machines in each pool from their old operating system (CentOS) to a new operating system (Ubuntu). All machines, old and new, will then be using the same OS. We will also move the two oldest fastlinux.math servers to the general linux.math pool, and retire the two oldest linux.math servers.

    When is this happening?

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