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Dear EBS users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Oracle E-Business Suite application (EBS). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, April 25; 8 a.m. to noon Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the EBS application and database will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of the downtime and plan accordingly.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is performing maintenance on the Citrix MFA environment file server (FINSRV44). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Friday, April 17; from midnight to 6 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, you will not be able to access the Citrix MFA environment (sage.fnal.gov). WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Log off the Citrix MFA environment before you leave work on Thursday, April 16. Please wait to log back in until 6 a.m….

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing has released macOS Catalina v10.15 for general Mac users. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • The upgrade to macOS Catalina v10.15 is not mandatory. • The upgrade process may take 30 minutes or more depending on hardware and network conditions. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? If you wish to upgrade to macOS Catalina v10.15, please submit a Service Desk request at https://servicedesk.fnal.gov and include your computer’s property tag number in…

Dear Mac users, This message is for macOS Catalina v10.15 early adopters. If your Mac is not running macOS Catalina v10.15, you may disregard this message. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Catalina v10.15. For additional information about macOS updates please see https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, April 15 WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Alerts announcing the availability of the security updates for manual installation will appear on your…

Dear Indico users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be replacing the disk storage system that provides disk space for all Indico file attachments. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, April 14, 2020; 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During the 15-minute maintenance window, the Indico website will be available, but you will not be able to view, upload or download any Indico attachment files. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Avoid attempting to view, upload…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be modifying the guest wireless network to require self-registration. This change means that you will be required to register to access the guest wireless network anywhere on-site. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, April 9; between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? There may be a series of 10-15 minutes outages of the guest wireless network during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? To access…

From Physics World, April 3, 2020: A collaboration that includes Fermilab scientists is exploring how quantum computing could be used to analyze the vast amount of data produced by experiments on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The researchers have shown that a “quantum support vector machine” can help physicists make sense out of the huge amounts of information generated at CERN.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Oracle E-Business Suite application (EBS). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, April 4; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the EBS application and database will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of the downtime and plan accordingly.

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Catalina v10.15, Mojave v10.14 and High Sierra v10.13.6. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, March 31 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…