computer science


Power Outage

From Allan Hayes:

 An update to the scheduled power outage at Owheo on Monday and Tuesday 26th and 27th June.

At this stage the power to Owheo will officially be cut off at 7.30am on Tues 27th and switched over to a generator by 8am. Power should in theory be stable for most of the day up until around 3pm when Delta (the lines company) will need to switch it back over to the pole supply. We don't have an exact time for this as it depends on how quickly the poles are replaced. While staff and postgrad students can come in to work during that day, you should expect to only have power available between the hours of 8.30 am to 3pm until all work required is completed.

In addition to the above, we intend shutting down all non-essential computers (including servers) across the whole department from 6pm on Monday 26th - the night before. Note that the CS website will most likely be taken down on Monday night and remain down until late afternoon Tuesday. All undergrad labs will be closed from Monday night and all individual research lab computers should be shutdown before you leave here at the end of that day. You need to be aware that the power will be turned off early the next morning (Tues) at 7.30am.

We expect to run only critical services such as email, networks, authentication systems and possibly networked home directory file servers during Tuesday. The website and other non-critical services will remain off for the duration of the day. Plan to have any of your powered-up computing devices turned off again by 3pm at the latest on Tuesday afternoon. Once the power is fully restored after the second outage (sometime after 3.30pm we expect), all computers can be powered up again.

Remember to treat all power sockets as live at all times.

Should you have any concerns with the outage, please raise them with me as soon as possible.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Unfortunately it's beyond our control and the maintenance work needs to completed to ensure a reliable power supply to the building well into the future.