CHANGE – 9/25/2020 – 6pm – R/R Studio for Windows Upgrade

On Friday evening at 6pm on 9/25/2020, we will be upgrading the default version of R and R Studio on our supported Windows systems. The major version of R will change to Version 4.x (from 3.x). During this change, there is the possibility that some R processes running on our Windows systems at the time [...]

2020-09-23T18:58:42+00:00September 23rd, 2020|

Pre-Fall DOWNTIMES WINDOWS/LINUX – September 2020

Computer lab systems in MCECS will be reloaded with newer versions of operating systems and software. Many of them are now remotely accessible due to the building closures. Large scale lab reloads may stretch across multiple days depending on problems encountered. The following is our projected schedule. WINDOWS Most of the Windows computer lab systems [...]

2020-09-25T17:06:56+00:00August 27th, 2020|

New Ubuntu Linux upgrade coming in September 2020 – Testers Needed

We will be migrating most user-centered Ubuntu Linux systems (login servers and Linux computer labs) to version 20.04 LTS (Focal). Our plan is to stage much of this upgrade in the early part of September 2020, from the 9th through the 11th. We need users who are willing to test out the new environment to [...]

2020-07-21T14:16:03+00:00July 21st, 2020|

Self-upgrade to version 1909 of Windows 10 before October 2020

The version of Windows 10 currently installed on CAT-supported desktops (version 1809) will be reaching end-of-life early into Fall Term 2020. If you are using one of our Windows 10 desktops in your office or other FAB/EB workspace, we would like you to self-upgrade to the latest supported version - 1909. We recommend that this [...]

2020-07-20T09:40:34+00:00July 20th, 2020|

Update your OpenVPN configuration before July 8, 2020

If you have not updated older OpenVPN configurations by July 8, 2020, your VPN connection will stop working. To make sure that you have an updated OpenVPN configuration, get instructions from the CAT website at: https://cat.pdx.edu/services/network/vpn-services/ and follow the link to the platform you are using. Updating to the new configuration will ensure that your [...]

2020-06-29T01:47:14+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Physical access to FAB/EB Computer Labs disabled

Due to Covid-19 concerns, most MCECS student physical access to the FAB/EB MCECS Computer Labs has been disabled until further notice. This affects access granted by Student Services to the buildings and the following labs: FAB 55-17 - FAB MCECS General Lab (Intel Lab) FAB 88-09 - FAB CS Particle Lab FAB 88-10 - FAB [...]

2020-09-04T12:56:04+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

Downtime and Outage Announcements

Primary notification of upcoming system or network downtimes, outages, or changes are through e-mail. Depending on circumstances, we will give as much advance notice as possible. The mailing lists for faculty/staff are populated by the departments. The distribution scope for MCECS students typically uses your enrollment status in the current or previous term. The DOWNTIMES [...]

2019-01-22T02:46:16+00:00October 3rd, 2018|