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POWERDOWN – 6pm – 12/19/2022 – FAB/EB power testing again

This power down is to allow PSU facilities and their contractors to perform some fine tuning of the new FAB/EB power control system that was installed in September. The night of Monday, December 19th, is the primary outage period. It may last from 6pm on Monday evening all the way until 6am on the following [...]

2022-12-01T02:31:02-08:00November 30th, 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|

POWERDOWN TESTING IS OVER!

As of 9/9/2022, after some significant breakthroughs during the night's work, the contractors and PGE were able to verify to their (and PSU’s) satisfaction that the new electrical control system is working as designed. Nightly power down testing is over. Unless some unforeseen problems crop up, we should be done with powerdown testing until our [...]

2022-09-09T05:26:07-08:00September 9th, 2022|

Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs – Spring 2022

Windows Computer Labs Remote Lab With the threat of Omicron driving more students towards remote access, for Winter 2022, many of our Windows computer labs are switching to a hybrid operation with some seats reserved for remote-use only. Portions of FAB 55-17 (MCECS FAB General Lab - aka the “Intel Lab”), EB 325 (MCEC EB [...]

2022-04-19T13:07:17-08:00January 21st, 2022|

Old Windows methods for web directory access have been removed

As announced in Fall 2021, the following Windows paths will no longer work. the U: drive (for Tier 1 Windows users) the following paths seen from Windows: \\unix\cecs \\unix\ece \\unix\solaris \\unix\linux \\unix\linu \\unix\solu Also, any variant of the above with \\unix replaced with \\unix.cecs.pdx.edu This will affect any old drive maps that use these paths. [...]

2022-01-02T15:43:36-08:00December 22nd, 2021|

Fall 2021 – FAB/EB building and computer lab access for MCECS students

Starting Fall term, access to the FAB/EB building is by PSU ID Badge only. We have added an online portal for MCECS students to request 24x7 access to FAB/EB and the following computer labs: FAB MCECS General Lab “Intel Lab” - FAB 55-17 EB MCECS General Lab “CadLab” - EB 325 CS “Particle” Linux Lab [...]

2021-09-20T01:27:01-08:00September 17th, 2021|

Linux Login Changes for CAT supported systems (switching to Kerberos)

Logins to most CAT supported Linux systems are moving to a different underlying authentication system (known as “kerberos”). Here are the potential side effects of that change. 1) Login using password This is the most common method used for logging in. With a few exceptions, users will not notice any change. If you are unable [...]

2020-11-23T18:39:17-08:00September 9th, 2020|

Spring 2020 – Changes to MCECS IT Services

As the University switches to remote teaching for the duration of Spring 2020, we have made a number of changes to enhance your access to remote computing. Due to the fast moving situation, many of these changes were rushed into production. Based on how our services handle the load, we may be making adjustments as [...]

2020-09-04T12:59:04-08:00March 30th, 2020|

CAT facilities status through the break, and start of Spring term 2020

(Updated 3/27/2020) Physical access to all Maseeh College computer labs has been disabled. We are in the process of setting up a mechanism for accessing these labs remotely, especially the Windows computers (single user systems) which have never been remotely accessible before. All remotely accessible systems in MCECS will be available as usual. The CAT [...]

2020-03-29T11:50:42-08:00March 13th, 2020|
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