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Join us for the inaugural Computational Science Seminar sponsored jointly by the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Chicago (Watch remotely at https://fnal.zoom.us/j/720265198, or watch the simulcast at the Racetrack-WH7X).  SCD’s Nhan Tran is the speaker.   https://indico.fnal.gov/event/22307/   Abstract: In the first of the joint seminar series to build connections between the University of Chicago, Argonne, and Fermilab, we will highlight current activities in…

Speaker: Nhan Tran (FNAL) Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 (US/Central) Attend in person at University of Chicago, John Crerar Library, Kathleen A Zar Room (first floor) Watch simulcast at Fermilab, Racetrack (WH7X) Watch remotely with Zoom (link to be provided soon – See https://indico.fnal.gov/event/22307/)   Abstract: In the first of the joint seminar series to build connections between the University of Chicago, Argonne, and Fermilab, we will highlight current activities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Fermilab. Machine…

Do you have a smart phone? Do you use social media? Do you send emails? If so, then come to a Cybersecurity Awareness Week course to learn how to keep your information safe at home and at work! Everyone is invited to attend a course (or a few)! No prior knowledge needed! You can attend the courses in Wilson Hall One West or via Zoom at https://fnal.zoom.us/j/7088405172 Note: the ITNA courses are in-person only. Schedule for Thursday, Nov. 7: 10:00…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be replacing the back-end storage sub-system that provides disk space for the following file servers: • CDFSERVER1 • D0SERVER4 • DIRSERVER1 • ESHSERVER1 • FILESRV02 • LSSERVER • NUMISERVER • PPDSERVER • PSEEKITS WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Friday, Nov. 8; from midnight to 6 a.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, users will not be able to access the file servers listed above. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? • Save…

Dear personal certificate users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? To meet the needs of our scientific users, the certificate authority (CA) for issuing CILogon personal certificates will be changed from CILogon Basic CA to CILogon Silver CA. Most individuals who have personal certificates from CILogon Basic CA can continue to use their current certificate in their browser until it expires. A few users of non-Fermilab services may need to obtain a CILogon Silver CA certificate to use services beginning Nov. 7….

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will start draining jobsub02.fnal.gov in preparation for the jobsub server upgrade to version 1.3. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? On Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, jobsub02 will no longer accept any new job submissions; however, jobs that were running before Oct. 25 will be allowed to finish before the server is upgraded. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Jobs in the queue on jobsub02 on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, will be purged, and users will need to…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Password Reset Tool, which is used to change/reset your Services and FERMI domain (Windows login) passwords. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Oct. 23; from 4 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the Password Reset Tool will be working intermittently. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any action. This is for your information only.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating the software on the production systems that support digital signage. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During the Wednesday maintenance window, all digital signs, except the Wilson Hall atrium sign, will be down for less than five minutes. You will not be able to change the content…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? There is a planned downtime scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, which will affect a large number of systems. We will be performing kernel updates and reboot many systems, primarily interactive systems, but database servers and other systems will be included as well.  The full list of systems can be found at the end of this notification. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Oct. 16; between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? All…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling the ability to select Singularity images for grid jobs on all sites that support Singularity, including FermiGrid. This change will make it easier for all users to run additional workflows offsite. Singularity is an open-source computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization known as containerization. Singularity containers enable users to run applications in a Linux environment of their choosing. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019; at noon Central Time WHAT IS…