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. Feb. 13, 2021file server transition update

    Update as of 11:20 pm Sunday February 14:

    The transition to the new central file server that is underway this weekend took longer than expected.  We ran into complications, but they've been overcome.  Most systems are up and running again now.

    Snapshots (automatic backups) are still on the old file server so if you need to retrieve anything, let us know.  New snapshots will begin to accumulate on the new file server.

  2. Feb. 5, 2021Replacement of central file server February 13

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    What is happening?

    As mentioned in our Fall newsletter, MFCF has acquired a new central file server to replace files.math and files.student.math. We will switch from the old to the new on Saturday, February 13.

    What do I need to do?

  3. Jan. 25, 2021MC double power outage, Thursday January 28

    What is happening, and when?

    On Thursday January 28th, electrical power in MC will be shut off by Plant Operations twice to deal with a serious problem. The first outage will be at 7 a.m. and the second at 3 p.m., each for about an hour. Office computers will lose power.  Some machines in the MFCF server room will be shut down; some will stay up on battery back-up power.  Please revisit this page for updates about what will stay up and what will be shut down.

    What do I need to do?

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