Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New graphics workstation available

MFCF has built a workstation with high end graphics for Faculty of Mathematics researchers, graduate students, and instructors who want to get started with high end graphics computing.  More information including how to get started is here.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Netapp Storage software upgrade

Teaching and Research Storage Software Upgrade:

We are upgrading storage software from ONTAP 8.3.2P5 to 9.0P3 on Sunday Aug 27 at 9AM for both the teaching and the research environments. This should take approximately two hours.

There should be no impact to the end user, but you could notice some pauses during the process. 

If you have any issue accessing storage during this time please log off, wait for some time and then log back on.

Contact MFCF for any questions or problems, mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca

Friday, July 7, 2017

Printing services restored for Linux and some older Macs.

Patching of the Windows print server mapprint01 last week broke access for Linux and unsupported MacOS X computers. A temporary workaround has been applied and all clients should be able to print again.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Student accounts accidentally deleted

For a short period on Thursday, April 27, some graduate and undergraduate  students were mistakenly informed that their computing accounts were going to be disabled.  

We had experienced some technical difficulties, but these accounts have been reverted to good working order.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

MFCF Management

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Updates to Windows and Unix print servers

What is happening?  MFCF is reconfiguring the Windows and Unix printer servers.  This does not include uPrint or USB connected printers.

When is this happening? Sunday April 30, 7pm to 11pm.

Who is affected? The printers will be unavailable during the change window. No other impact to users is expected.

What you need to do? No action is required.

Questions or concerns? Contact MFCF Help (x36323)

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