September 29 2014 - MSC Power Outage (4am-7am)

From the NOC:

The Electric Shop is planning a power outage at MSC on Tuesday,
September 30, between 4:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m. This outage has the
potential to affect any of the network switches at MSC during the
outage window.

Long-running batch jobs on local MSC machines, as well as condor jobs submitted from local MSC machines, should probably be suspended until later in the morning of September 30th.

September 17 2014 - Linux /s/bin/python at 2.7.6

The default version of Python for Linux, found in /s/bin/python, is now at 2.7.6. It includes these additional modules:

  • scipy
  • numpy
  • matplotlib
  • xlsxwriter

Python 3.4 is available with the command python3. It has the same additional modules as 2.7.6 except matplotlib. It will likely be 2-3 years before a 3 series of Python is the local default.

May 28, 2014 - WIMR Electrical Shutdown

On May 28th starting at 8pm Boldt will be cutting the power to everything, including the red emergency power outlets. All fume hoods, BSC's and outlets will be off during this shutdown. The power will be shut off from 8pm until 10pm and then turned back on from 10pm until midnight, to allow freezers and incubators to recover operational temps, and then turned off again for 2 more hours until all power is restored at 2am.