Harvard Technology Products sales shutting down 10/31

[ FROM PARTNERS AND OTHER SOURCES ]
On Wednesday, October 1, Harvard announced to their community that they will be exiting the retail sales and services business and will be shutting down operations of Technology Products & Services on October 31, 2014.  For the past 25 years, we have depended upon TPS as the primary source for purchasing Macs, iPads, PC's and academic software. 


Quotas to be instituted for data management on Research Computing Isilon storage cluster

The primary purpose of the Isilon cluster is to serve as the analysis target for our HPC compute cluster.   DFCI-RC now manages a petyabyte-scale storage server for distribution of analysis results, and 6 250 terabyte-scale servers for lab data and data mirroring.

As part of DFCI Research Computing's plan to provide appropriate storage for user data, we are implementing a quota system on our Isilon storage cluster.  


Partners Email Work, this weekend (8/1 - 8/2)

We received the following notice from John Grieco at Partners about email work that will have some (unknown) affect on email this weekend
 


bigzfs status

We have a purchase order out to Thinkmate for a new drive shelf into which to move 45 drives.
We expect it to be ready on Monday -- someone from staff will go to Walpole to pick it up.

In addition, Aberdeen, the vendor of the server, is sending us an additional empty shelf.
We are waiting for a tracking number.   

It will probably be late Monday or early Tuesday before
the server is available again.

The underlying file system, ZFS, is very robust and resiliant.
We don't expect any data loss.


CLC Cancer Research WorkBench Hands On Tutorial -- May 13

We would like to invite you to a training workshop for QIAGEN's new software product "CLC Cancer Research Workbench“. CLC Cancer Research Workbench is a comprehensive, user‐friendly, and customizable cancer‐focused bioinformatics solution to support scientist and clinicians in the analysis of Next-generation Sequencing data and biomarker identification.


Critical Patch for Internet Explorer Versions 6 through 11

A Microsoft patch has been developed to fix a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
 
This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11 on affected Windows clients,
This security update is rated Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11 on affected Windows servers.


OpenSSL security vulnerabilities and our outward facing web servers

 You may have read about the "heartbleed" bug in which ssl connections can be compromised.
This only affects SSL connections (HTTPS://)

 
The versions affected, according the info on the web are: 1.0.1 1.0.1a through 1.0.1f
The bug is not present in 1.0.1g, nor is it present in the 1.0.0 branch nor the 0.9.8 branch of OpenSSL.


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