Widespread computing services outage scheduled for this weekend

Making sure all of Fermilab’s computing services are operating 24/7 is a critical part of running the lab. We know that you rely on our services to do important work, and we strive to keep outages to a minimum. But sometimes they are necessary to keep our systems reliable.

This weekend, a power outage at Feynman Computer Center is required to repair an automatic power transfer switch. The transfer switch ensures that the lab’s computing services have redundant power.

The outage will occur this Saturday, September 17, and is expected to last throughout the day and evening. It will affect many computing services. At this time we expect Fermilab email, listserv and analog telephones to be operational.

The list of affected services can be viewed in this article, which will be updated this weekend.

Updates will be provided via Twitter throughout the outage, so follow the Service Desk at https://twitter.com/FNALServiceDesk to stay informed. If you have questions, please contact the Service Desk.