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Planned Power Outage in Wean Hall

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time: 5:30AM - 7:30 AM EST

Services Affected: Desktop machines in Wean Hall and some computer clusters in the Wean Data Center


As part of the Scott Hall project, FMS will transfer power circuits in Wean Hall on Thursday, May 2nd between 5:30AM and 7:30AM. Power will be shut off throughout the building for periods of up to 30 minutes.

It is recommended that you shut down any desktop machines in Wean Hall prior to this outage as a precaution.

At 6:30AM the SCS Data Center in Wean Hall will lose power for 10-30 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.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk