NETWORK DOWNTIME – 3/29/2023 – 7pm – Patching Network Devices

Starting at 7pm on March 29th, users of wired MCECS networks will experience sporadic network outages as we apply a number of software updates to various devices in our networking infrastructure. This will also affect our systems in the data center. On site wifi access to external systems should not be affected. The work may [...]

2023-03-23T16:39:24-08:00March 23rd, 2023|

DOWNTIME – 3/30/2023 – 7pm – Patching Linux systems

[This downtime will directly affect all Linux users and Windows access to Linux-based storage. Most regular Windows operations will not be affected.] On Thursday evening, March 30th, at 7pm, we will begin patching and rebooting most Linux hosts (Ubuntu and Centos) including file servers. The work will be staggered across multiple classes of systems so [...]

2023-03-23T14:26:45-08:00March 23rd, 2023|

Updating remaining Windows 10 systems to the latest version – 21H2

In August, we had encouraged users of CAT supported Windows systems to self-upgrade them to the latest version of Windows 10 - 21H2. Thanks to your efforts, a majority of the systems have been upgraded. During Winter break, we will be upgrading the stragglers. Unoccupied systems (ie: no one logged in) will be forcibly upgraded. [...]

2022-12-13T09:53:20-08:00December 13th, 2022|


The Intranet is a portal created by the CAT that houses various resources available to students and faculty and helps the CAT manage MCECS accounts. This page will describe the various services you can access from Intranet including checking your storage and print quotas, accessing our remote labs, and changing your password. Some services are [...]

2022-12-15T08:11:10-08:00November 2nd, 2022|

Run cpu/memory/disk intensive assignments on babbage

CS Users! Please run resource heavy programs on  - not ada ( Some clarification of the lore about ada and babbage, the two primary multi-user Linux systems available to CS students. (aka 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|

Fall 2022 Remote Windows Lab Access

New to Fall 2022 is our MCECS Windows Remote Lab (currently numbering 27 systems and soon to grow to 37 systems). These systems are dedicated to remote use and do not reduce the seat count of our onsite computer labs. We are hoping that this remotely accessible service provides sufficient capacity for remote Windows lab [...]

2022-09-26T16:22:20-08:00September 26th, 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|
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