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Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Big Sur v11, Catalina v10.15 and Mojave v10.14. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, Sept. 20 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…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? FESS is scheduled to perform the annual preventive maintenance on Feeder 43 at the Feynman Computing Center (FCC). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, Sept. 20; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time This maintenance is weather dependent. If needed, a new date will be announced if the work needs to be postponed. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • During the maintenance, the FCC second- and third-floor computer rooms are expected to remain operational on standby…

This message is for your information only. The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive to users. MAINTENANCE DESCRIPTION Computing will be upgrading the software on the DNS appliances. This work is expected to be non-disruptive to users as only one DNS appliance will be upgraded at a time while the rest take over the load. MAINTENANCE WINDOW Thursday, Sept. 16; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $13.7 million in funding for nine research projects that will advance the state of the art in computer science and applied mathematics. One of the recipients of this funding, Fermilab scientist Nhan Tran will lead a project to explore methods for programming custom hardware accelerators for streaming compression.

This message is for your information only. The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive to users. MAINTENANCE DESCRIPTION Computing will be performing a network maintenance in the Feynman Computing Center (FCC). MAINTENANCE WINDOW Wednesday, Sept. 15; 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Central Time

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? macOS Mojave v10.14 is approaching its end-of-life (EOL). When EOL occurs, macOS Mojave will no longer be supported by Apple and therefore will stop receiving security updates. Starting Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, any Mac computer running macOS Mojave (v10.14) will be blocked from accessing the Fermilab network. Fermilab-owned computers, by laboratory policy, must run vendor-supported operating systems to avoid security risks. To assist users with upgrading to a supported version, starting at 7…

You only need to read this message if you are currently using Tableau Reader. Tableau is a data visualization tool. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading Tableau Reader to the current version. This upgrade will include both Windows and Mac computers. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, Sept. 14; starting at 5 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? If your Tableau Reader is open at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, it will be closed so…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the network switches on the 7th floor of Wilson Hall. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, Sept. 9; 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, users on the 7th floor of Wilson Hall will experience a brief network outage for about 10 minutes. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any action. This is for your information only. If you…

Dear Windows users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be deploying a new SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) environment to replace the old one. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? This deployment will start at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, and is expected to complete by approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the following services will be unavailable for centrally managed Windows computers: • Software Center • Operating system deployment •…

The FermiWorks human capital management system will be updated to Workday version 2021R2. The update will occur from Friday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon Central Time. FermiWorks will be unavailable during this time.