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. Jan. 13, 2022short cooling failure in MC

    There was an unscheduled loss of cooling in the MC server room this morning.  As a precaution, we began shutting down some computers that are more vulnerable to overheating, such as GPU servers.  Cooling was restored before more shutdowns were needed, and the machines we had shut down are running again.

  2. Jan. 7, 2022Upgrade Windows machines to Windows 10 release 21H2

    What is happening? As part of the continuous upgrade process for Windows 10, MFCF will be advertising a managed upgrade via System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for Windows 10 workstations that are joined to Nexus. The advertisement will allow you to select when the upgrade applies.

  3. Dec. 14, 2021Upgrade of Math file server

    Update: We successfully upgraded NetApp Storage OS on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 8:00AM to 09:30AM.  No issues encountered.

    The storage is available continuously during the upgrade process but existing connections get terminated when one controller fails over to another to finish the upgrade process.

    This NetApp provides storage to the Faculty of Math via different service names:

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