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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|

VS Code on Windows in MCECS

Visual Studio Code - Windows VS Code on Windows in MCECS To run VS Code on a CAT-supported Windows machine, open a Command Prompt by pressing Win+R and typing "cmd", then hitting return. Within the command prompt, type: code --user-data-dir='N:\VSCode' Why does it have to be done this way? VS Code [...]

2023-10-26T15:03:55-08:00October 26th, 2023|

Using OpenVPN on Windows

Connecting to OpenVPN on Windows VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Once you are connected to the VPN, your internet traffic will be directed through PSU's VPN hardware, and it will appear that you are connected physically to PSU's network. This will allow you to use private MCECS services that require a connection [...]

2024-01-24T15:07:07-08:00September 21st, 2023|

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|

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|

MCAE Lab remote access pool has been increased (Winter 2022)

To accommodate the increased use of MME tools from off site, we have adjusted the number of remote/onsite seats in the MCAE lab (EB 420) as follows. 24 seats - remote only 10 seats - onsite only We had started the Winter quarter with only 10 remote seats and were seeing congestion on the remote pool. MME students [...]

2022-01-13T14:08:58-08:00January 13th, 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|
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