Monthly Archives: April 2014

Network disruption on Thursday 24th

ISS Networks are in the process of upgrading most of their networking equipment across campus, including the equipment that services Computing Science in Claremont Tower and Daysh. They plan to upgrade that equipment this Thursday 24th between 17:30 and 19:30. During that two-hour window, wired networking will be disrupted.

Due to the history of the wifi in these CS areas, I think wireless networking will also be impacted. However, I believe that wifi will not be inactive at the same time as wired switches. Therefore, if you plan to work during this period, you should be able to use one of wired or wireless at any given time. I’m waiting on confirmation of this.

The benefit of this work for CS will hopefully be the resolution of some long standing network problems, particularly on the 10th floor of Claremont Tower.

Please direct any questions or comments about this work to me (Jonathan) directly.

Holiday weekend cluster closures

Both our main clusters – The Mill and The Rack – will be closed over the holiday weekend from Friday 18th April to Monday 21st April inclusive.

Those of you with 24/7 access already will still have access in the normal way but should take extra care with safety and security as there are likely to be fewer staff available to assist in the event of an emergency.

On behalf of the support team I hope you have a happy Easter Weekend.

New printer in the Mobile Media Studio

Residents of the Daysh are very familiar with the printer cageburn, located in the Mobile Media Studio. This printer was originally specified for masters printing and is struggling to cope with the additional demand of PhD and staff users. This has been a regular cause of frustration.

We’ve decided to move the printer millburn, originally of the Mill lab, to the Mobile Media Studio. Millburn is a much more capable printer and should better meet the demands of the Daysh. The Mill traditionally receives far fewer print jobs, so we decided to redeploy it at the end of term.

Daysh users, you may add mill burn to your computers using the normal process.

At some point in the future, we will be renaming millburn to something more suitable, and removing cageburn. We will publish a timescale for this work once we’ve planned it out. There will be an interim period where the name millburn will continue to work.

Mill users fear not, we will be providing a new print solution for you in due course!