Your Desktop Web Hosting? ITSD Offers a Range of Services, Solutions
Way back when, many Lab researchers and groups set up their own Web servers
to provide a repository for easily sharing documents, research results
and data. But with the growth in size and sophistication of the Web, some
of these small sites have evolved into complicated Web services. For those
who find themselves overwhelmed by Web duties, several departments in
the Lab’s Information Technologies and Services Division provide
a range of Web services and hosting options.
Network Infrastructure Upgrade Progressing
With the ever-increasing demand for additional bandwidth, the Laboratory
is undergoing an in-building upgrade of all telephone and network wiring.
This upgrade allows for future Laboratory network and telecommunications
growth and the ability to keep pace with changing technology.
Computer Procurement Team Ready to Provide Expertise in Purchasing Computing
Lab organizations looking to buy high-performance computing systems, such
as cluster computers, will find their procurement request being handled
by the Computing Sciences Acquisition Team sooner or later. And the team,
which has experience buying systems ranging from small clusters to some
of the world’s biggest supercomputers, would like to get involved
in the process sooner, rather than later.
A Computer” Web Page Upgrade – New Flat Screens, More Powerful
The Lab’s Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA), which streamline the
purchase of specified Micron PCs and Dell laptops, have been upgraded
to include a more powerful laptop and three sizes of flat-panel displays.
Confessions of a Real-Life Spammer, From the Oregonian Newspaper
The Sunday, May 11, edition of the Oregonian newspaper (published
in Portland) carried an article in which a professional spammer told how
he plied his trade, sending out up to 10 million messages a day –
and why it’s so hard to eliminate spam. Read
Automated Computer Account Closing System Rollout Continues
Lab divisions and one department are now using the Termination Notification
System (TNS) to close various computers accounts of employees who end
their employment at LBNL. The system provides timely closure of accounts,
improving cyber security and saving support funds.
Distributed Printing Update – Migration to New System Due to Be
Completed in June
In the August
2002 edition of Computing News, ITSD announced plans to develop an
alternative to the old method of providing a centralized service for UNIX
printing. Called Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS), this Linux-based
approach will allow users to more easily print different types of files
and use some of the untapped functions available in newer printers. The
team expects to finish the migration by the end of June.