Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday March 20, 2019

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 5pm.

Updates at 3:45pm on Wednesday December 12, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, December 12, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 3:45pm, since this is a larger update for most platforms).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 5pm.

coxeter and sphere updates on 2018oct31 were successful

coxeter and sphere appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday October 31, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, 2018 which will require rebooting (these servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

Server updates on 2018aug15 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 3:45pm on Wednesday August 15, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter (sphere has already been updated), and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, August 15, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 3:45pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 4:30pm.

Server updates on 2018jun27 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday June 27, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, June 27, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

Server updates on 2018may23 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday May 23, 2018

Because of the continuing Spectre branch prediction vulnerabilities in modern microprocessors yet another update of the departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will be applied on Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm). Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software. We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems. Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate). We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.