Due to the Winter Holiday, Energy Curtailment, and New Year’s Holidays, the
Berkeley campus is officially closed for the period Thursday, December 25 to
Sunday, January 4, reopening on Monday, January 5, 2009.
All departmental computing servers will remain on and should be available during
the break, but there will be no staff on site to provide any computing support
or handle any requests. Automatic monitoring systems will alert staff to
critical infrastructure problems, and any such problems will be dealt with on a
best-effort basis. IRIS staff will be taking advantage of the holiday to do
maintenance on some systems which will result in scattered outages, but any such
downtime will be separately announced and posted on the IRIS website.
The EECS Department’s Computing Helpdesk will be closed beginning Monday,
December 22nd, and will reopen on Monday, January 5th. Problem reports can be
left on the Helpdesk voice mail (2-7777) or emailed to help@eecs, but staff may
not receive or reply to these messages until January 5th.
During the break, Instructional labs will be locked, but the main servers should
remain online (imail.eecs, inst.eecs, cory.eecs, mamba.eecs and
fileservice.eecs). Instructional support staff will occasionally monitor
inst@eecs over the break. If you are unable to contact inst@eecs, you can leave
a message at 643-6141. Please be aware, though, that staff may not be able to
respond or reply to messages until January 5th.
We recommend that all desktop computers be shutdown during the Energy
Curtailment Period. If your Windows computer needs to stay on during the break,
we recommend that you check with your system administrator to ensure that
Automatic Updates are enabled with the option ‘Automatically download the
updates and install them on the schedule that I specify’, with a daily update
Computing support staff will be monitoring their email when possible, so please
use standard email addresses to report any urgent problems. As a reminder:
– Instructional Computing Environment: inst@eecs
– Research / Staff Computing Environment: help@eecs
Enjoy your holiday break!