The following message is going out to Deans, Directors, and Chairs.
We also post such computing related messages to NAG as a heads-up.
FYI, this phase of power upgrades includes a test of the capacity to
switch from regular power to portable generators, should that be
needed in case of emergency.
On Friday, October 6, Phase IV of electrical system upgrades in the
Computer Center will take place. Many core computing and networking
services will be unavailable starting at 6:00 P.M.; barring unforeseen
problems, all core services will be restored by 11:00 P.M.
We anticipate that basic network access (both on-campus and Internet
connectivity) will remain online during this outage. The following
services, however, will be unavailable:
For more information, including a more complete list of services that
will be affected, see http://techbase.msu.edu/viewpathfinder.asp?id=7385.
We anticipate additional work on Computer Center electrical systems in
the coming months; further announcements will be forthcoming. As always,
Academic Computing and Network Services (ACNS) will strive to schedule
any necessary outages for dates and times that minimize impact on the
Please pass this information on to staff in your unit. Thank you for
your understanding and patience.
Tom Davis, Director
Academic Computing and Network Services