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Planned Power Outage in Wean Hall, Newell Simon Hall, Hamburg Hall, and Smith Hall - 10/18

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013

Time: 5:00 AM

Services Affected: Desktop machines in Hamburg Hall, Smith Hall, Newell Simon Hall, and Wean Hall and some computer clusters in the Wean Hall machine room.


Facilities Management Services continues planning electrical shutdowns necessary for balancing the power loads between circuits across main campus.

The transfers are scheduled for Friday, October 18, mid semester break and no classes.

Wean Hall 5:00-6:00 AM

Newell Simon Hall 6:15-7:00 AM

Hamburg and Smith Halls 7:00-7:30 AM

It is recommended that you shut down any desktop machines in Hamburg, Smith, Newell Simon and Wean Halls prior to this outage as a precaution.

At 5:00 AM Friday, October 18 the SCS machine room in Wean Hall will lose power for 60 minutes. All servers located there have UPS backup and should not be affected unless the power outage lasts longer than planned or if a UPS experiences a failure. SCS Computing Facilities staff will be present in the machine room to monitor the situation and react if necessary.

Some SCS Compute Clusters contain compute nodes that are not on UPS power, so these nodes will power off. Cluster owners will be contacted separately.

Servers located in the Gates-Hillman data center, where most of the core servers for SCS Computing Facilities services reside, will not be affected.

There should be no interruption of SCS network connectivity, email services, AFS or printing.

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