At the SC2003 conference on high-performance computing held last week in Phoenix, many of the world’s leading vendors of hardware, software and systems had their latest and greatest on display. Among them was LBNL’s Warewulf, a cluster implementation toolkit that facilitates the process of cluster installation and long-term administration on systems running the Linux operating system.
Advanced Dreamweaver Class to Be Offered On Site Tuesday, Dec. 2
A one-day intermediate/advanced course in Dreamweaver 4.0 is being offered at the Lab on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The class covers such topics as creating and modifying libraries, style sheets, rollovers and navigation bars and more. The cost for the 6-hour class, which will be taught by CompUSA in Trailer 51L, is $199. To enroll, go to the Self Service site, then click on Training Enrollment, then Computer Applications.
New Voice Mail Feature: MobilePath Offers Find Me, Page Me
MobilePath, an add-on feature to voice mail, gives callers an option of locating you at alternate telephone numbers, along with leaving a voice message. With MobilePath, users have access to two applications -- Find Me and Page Me -- to help them connect with their associates and co-workers from within the voice mailbox:
Tip of the Month: Cleaning Up Cached Cookies and Files Can Improve Browser Performance
The ITSD Help Desk occasionally receives calls from computer users whose Web browsers aren’t operating at their peak performance. One thing you can do to help improve browser performance is to periodically clean out the “cookies” and temporary files that accumulate when you visit Web sites. Here’s how.
Red Hat Linux Update: Lab Seeking Better Price on Linux Software
As reported in last month's Computing and Communications Services News, Red Hat will be charging an annual fee to users of its Enterprise Linux software. The Enterprise version will continue to be fully supported with fixes and security patches – but at a price. Because Red Hat has become the industry standard for Linux users, including many of the 700 or so at LBNL, the imposition of a $175-per-system annual charge has spurred interest in other options. Among these is a sizeable discount for Red Hat users at all DOE national laboratories, which are currently negotiating with Red Hat. Watch Computing and Communications Services News for additional information.
Calling the Help Desk Now Includes Options
As of Monday, Nov. 17, Lab employees calling the ITSD Help Desk (x4357) have more options, ranging from leaving a message sooner to waiting on the line longer in order to talk with a staff member to having a menu which directs them to particular areas of assistance.
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