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Archives March 2017

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CS Joins Brown Events Calendar

The Computer Science Department event calendar is now hosted on Brown's campus-wide event calendar system.  The "topical area" of Computer Science is where you will find our events both past and future.  The CS website still displays upcoming events on the home page and on the events page using an ical feed from university ...

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Tstaff will decommission the CCV Backup Service of the GPFS filesystem on the end of business day, Friday, April, 28, 2017.  We will no longer have access to the CCV tape library after that date.  The result is we will not be able to fulfill data restore requests for data older than 6 months.  Please ...

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The certificate for the filemaker server,, is about to expire.  In order to perform maintenance on the server, all databases on the have been migrated to The syschange is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, March 9th.  After Thursday, March 9th, the CS ...

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There was a broken water pipe on the 3rd floor near the network closet.  One of the network switch,, was affected and is offlined.  The following CIT rooms are affected this switch outage: 115, 121, 132, and 134.

We are investigating further and will update this post as we learn more.

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There was a short network outage at 5pm today, affecting some of our user managed machines in Room 310 and the department's Print Host.  While disabling a set of ports on the switch a port we were not suppose to have access to was also disabled, which severed that switch's communications with the ...

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