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Scheduled Power and Computing Outage for SCS

The SCS Computing Facilities Help Desk has received the following Information from Campus FMS:

On Wednesday May 28, 2008 FMS will be shutting off all power to campus buildings south of Forbes Ave. between 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., this includes Wean Hall, Newell-Simon Hall and Smith Hall. During this outage FMS will be repairing and testing equipment that was added to the campus power grid.

*ALL* SCS Computing Services, including Network and Email, will be unavailable for 10-15 hours, beginning Tuesday May 27, 2008 9 P.M. EST.

START DATE: Tuesday May 27, 2008 9 P.M. EST

END DATE: Wednesday May 28, 2008 NOON EST

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday May 27, 2008 at 9 P.M. EST

Shutdown begins in the SCS Data Center, starting with project servers and ending with core computing servers and network.

Wednesday May 28, 2008 1 A.M. EST

FMS shuts off all power to Wean Hall

Wednesday May 28, 2008 6 A.M. EST

Power to Wean Hall is restored

Wednesday May 28, 2008 6:10 A.M. EST

Restart of core computing services in SCS begins (Network, Email, AFS, etc.)

Wednesday May 28, 2008 9 A.M. EST

Core SCS computing services are back online

Wednesday May 28, 2008 Noon EST

Project servers in the SCS Data Center are back online


On Tuesday May 27, 2008, when you leave work, but not later than 9 P.M. that night, you must power off your computer. The computer UPS battery will not hold power for the duration of the power outage. Computers that are not shut down correctly could experience problems when power is restored.

Please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to with any questions or concerns regarding this power outage.

Thank you for your Attention,

SCS Help Desk