Data Center Power restored -- most systems on line

Power was restored to the Research Data Center at 20 Overland Street at approximately 11:30 am.
7/10/11 12:03 pm -- Most systems are up and running. All Research Computing systems and servers  are up.
Other servers, not managed by DFCI Research Computing, will be up based on schedules provided by their system admins. For questions about those servers, please get in touch with your system administrator.

20 Overland Research Data Center Downtime -- July 9, 2011

In order to prepare for the installation of our new UPS, all power to the 20 Overland Data Center will be shut off the morning of 7/9/2011.

[ ALERT ] EMAIL changes coming. No external SMTP servers will be available from inside.

The dates have not been set, but within a few weeks, access to external smtp gateways from email clients such as Thunderbird, Entourage, or Mac Mail will be blocked from inside the Institute.   NOTE:  This does not affect users of web-based email, such as the GMAIL web client or YAHOO mail.

[ALERT] -- Microsoft Powerpoint Document Corruption AND FIX

Note:   The following message is from Partners IS and refers to a Microsoft patch pushed by Partners to Partners work Stations.     See the main article for what we've found so far for users of non-Partners workstations.

Mail Servers must send out via Partners Gateway

As of May 1, all outbound mail will be required to pass through the Partners email gateway, <>
If you are running a mail server, it will no longer be able to send mail outside of Partners on its own.


New License Servers for DNAStar and VectorNTI

DNAStar and VectorNTI license servers have moved.   These are the instructions for connecting

to the new servers

Apple Users Using PGP Encryption-- Do not upgrade to 10.6.6

Mac Laptop users should not upgrade their MacBooks to 10.6.6 due to problems
with the PGP encryption software. Please spread the news in your labs.

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