Potential Service Interruptions: Tuesday, 07-Nov-2023 @ 10:00 AM

On Tuesday, 07-Nov-2023, at 10:00 AM, maintenance will be conducted on the CLASSE virtual machine cluster. Although no interruptions are expected, you may experience a momentary pause in access to the following servers and services.

GitLab Update: Tuesday, 07-Nov-2023 @ 10:30 AM

On Tuesday, 07-Nov-2023, at 10:30 AM, the CLASSE GitLab will be unavailable for approximately one hour for a series of updates. Please submit a ServiceRequest if you have any questions or concerns.

AlmaLinux 9

On 30-Jun-2024, Scientific Linux 7 (SL7) will reach its end-of-life and will no longer receive updates after that date. CLASSE-IT recommends and is supporting AlmaLinux 9, a rebuild of RedHat Enterprise Linux 9 (EL9), as a successor to Scientific Linux 7. A new CLASSE AlmaLinux 9 login node ( has been deployed and is ready for use. Please consider switching from (SL7) to as a general-purpose landing pad. As previously announced, the Zoom desktop client will stop working for Scientific Linux 7 starting 04-Nov-2023.

[PSA] Scientific Computing Training

Cornell's Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) and Weill Cornell Medicine's Scientific Computing, ITS, and Clinical and Translational Science Center is offering a Scientific Computing Training Series that is open to all workforce members and students of Cornell University, WCM, WCM-Q, and Cornell Tech. The topics covered included introductions to Linux, Python, and Git, as well as more advanced topics like data management and parallel computing. The slides and recordings of the training presentations are posted on the website.

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

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Topic revision: r3 - 06 Nov 2023, DevinBougie
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