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UPDATE: SECOND POWER OUTAGE – 1/19/2024 – 9:34am – FAB/EB

At this time, we are proceeding to ensure essential IT operations (desktops, computer labs, classwork services). We are holding off on bringing research systems in the data center back online because there isn't a guarantee that this won't happen again over the weekend. OIT is doing the same with their HPC systems. Slight power bumps [...]

2024-01-19T16:11:19-08:00January 19th, 2024|

POWER OUTAGE – 1/19/2024 – 1:55am – FAB/EB

FAB/EB experienced a simultaneous outage on both of its power feeds at 1:55am on Friday morning, January 19th. The outage was long enough that it required the FAB generator to come online. The generator was activated by PGE and ran for over 10 minutes. During that time, both buildings experienced a few minutes of complete [...]

2024-01-19T04:24:28-08:00January 19th, 2024|

Remote access to “high ports” on Linux now requires VPN

Starting Spring 2023, access to services running on "high ports" (ie: network ports numbered 1024 and higher) on remotely accessible MCECS Linux systems will be blocked to external users. You will still be able to ssh into those systems. However, if you are running any services (programs) on these systems that listen at high ports, [...]

2023-04-03T17:08:24-08:00April 3rd, 2023|

Run cpu/memory/disk intensive assignments on babbage

CS Users! Please run resource heavy programs on babbage.cs.pdx.edu  - not ada (linux.cs.pdx.edu). Some clarification of the lore about ada and babbage, the two primary multi-user Linux systems available to CS students.  ada.cs.pdx.edu (aka linux.cs.pdx.edu) Used as a general workhorse.  Designed to handle users going through the edit - compile - execute cycles of general [...]

2022-10-10T22:54:16-08:00October 10th, 2022|

News for new and returning MCECS computer users in Fall 2022

The CAT has been busy preparing the computing infrastructure at MCECS for both onsite and remote users for the new academic year. Here are some of the highlights: The front page of the CAT website includes a “Back to Campus Toolkit” and updated “New (Attend Anywhere) Students” section, where you will find links to the [...]

2022-09-27T23:50:48-08:00September 27th, 2022|

phpPgAdmin and phpMyAdmin moving to Adminer

If you are a user of the web interfaces to the database services provided by the CAT, be advised that we are moving from the old phpPgAdmin and phpMyadmin to a new interface called Adminer (formerly known as phpMinAdmin). The functionality of the old interfaces will still be provided, although the graphical layout will be [...]

2022-08-25T16:18:29-08:00August 25th, 2022|

Self-upgrade to version 21H2 of Windows 10

For MCECS faculty, staff, and grad students using a CAT supported Windows desktop in offices or research labs: The version of Windows 10 currently installed on CAT-supported desktops (version 20H2) will be reaching end-of-life in Spring Term 2023.  If you are using one of our Windows 10 desktops in your office or in other FAB/EB [...]

2022-08-03T21:53:33-08:00August 3rd, 2022|

EB 325 Remote Lab Closing Down

We will be disabling the EB 325 remote lab computers. This is to make way for some system upgrades that are taking place in EB 325. For the time being, use the FAB 55-17 remote lab computers (also available through our remote lab page) for off-site access to MCECS Windows systems. The rest of the [...]

2022-07-13T16:40:02-08:00July 13th, 2022|

4/18/2022 – Adding MCECS single sign-on to rdp.cecs.pdx.edu

Starting Monday, April 18th, we will be testing the placement of MCECS single sign-on authentication "in front of" the web-based Remote Desktop application that some users access at rdp.cecs.pdx.edu. This move is to provide an additional security layer since this service allows direct logins to many of our Windows systems from off campus. It does mean [...]

2022-04-19T13:04:34-08:00April 15th, 2022|

MCECS Web Sign-On Update – 2/10/2022

On 8am on Thursday, February 10th, we will be upgrading the single sign-on software that provides authentication to various CAT supplied MCECS web services. The change should only affect: intranet.cecs.pdx.edu - the MCECS Intranet for IT services services.cecs.pdx.edu - the portal for card access, printer fees, and locker rentals dbclass.cecs.pdx.edu - for CS students in [...]

2022-02-07T17:33:27-08:00February 7th, 2022|
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