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The FermiWorks human capital management system will be updated to Workday version 2021R1. The update will occur from Friday, March 12 at 9 p.m. through Saturday, March 13 at noon Central Time. FermiWorks will be unavailable during this time.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Big Sur v11. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, March 4 WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Alerts announcing the availability of the security updates for manual installation will appear on your screen. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Proceed with the installation when the alert appears on your screen. If an alert does not appear, you can…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will make the latest versions of ifdhc_config (v2_5_12) and fife_utils (v3_3_2) current in: • /grid/fermiapp/products/common • /cvmfs/fermilab.opensciencegrid.org/products/common WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 24; 10 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? This will change the versions of ifdhc_config and fife_utils you get by default, particularly in jobs submitted with jobsub tools. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This message is for your information only.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be removing any standalone Flash Players from Fermilab-supported Windows and macOS computers. Adobe discontinued support for browser-based Flash Players on Dec. 31, 2020 and began blocking Flash from running on their standalone Flash Player on Jan. 12, 2021. As a result, Safari, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox have removed Flash from their browsers. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, March 2 WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Desktop Engineering and Fermilab application owners have…

From UKRI, Feb. 22, 2021: UKRI scientists are developing vital software to exploit the large data sets collected by the next-generation experiments in high-energy physics. The new software will have the capability to crunch the masses of data that the LHC at CERN and next-generation neutrino experiments, such as the Fermilab-hosted Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, will produce this decade.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will make the latest versions of ifdhc_config (v2_5_12) and fife_utils (v3_3_2) current in: • /grid/fermiapp/products/common • /cvmfs/fermilab.opensciencegrid.org/products/common WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 24; 10 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? This will change the versions of ifdhc_config and fife_utils you get by default, particularly in jobs submitted with jobsub tools. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This message is for your information only.

The prodigious amount of data produced at the Large Hadron Collider presents a major challenge for data analysis. Coffea, a Python package developed by Fermilab researchers, speeds up computation and helps scientists work more efficiently. Around a dozen international LHC research groups now use Coffea, which draws on big data techniques used outside physics.

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WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing work on Jamf, the central management service used to provide the Self-Service tool on Fermilab-owned Macs. During this time, the availability of the Self-Service tool will be sporadic. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, Feb. 16; 9 a.m. to noon Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the availability of the Self-Service tool will be sporadic. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any action….

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing has enabled this month’s security updates from Microsoft for centrally managed Windows servers. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, Feb. 15 For additional information about the patching schedule for Windows servers, see http://wsus.fnal.gov/Reports/MonthlySchedule.html WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Administrators of centrally managed Windows servers will begin receiving notices that patches are available to their Windows servers during the next 24 hours. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action….