The Lab’s licenses for Red Hat Enterprise Linux expire later this year, and the cost of renewal is expected to increase. ITSD is determining what alternatives are available and affordable for users in the Lab’s scientific divisions.
Lab Reduces Number of Active Email Servers by Factor of 15
In March, the Lab began to reduce the number of email servers at Berkeley Lab from 290 to 25 or fewer in order to improve efficiency by reducing redundancies in cost and effort, and to limit the Lab’s cyber security exposure.
Berkeley Lab will again host a workshop to familiarize users with the DOE Advanced CompuTational Software Collection (ACTS Collection), a set of high-performance computing tools mainly developed at DOE laboratories. The workshop, called “Enabling Technologies for High End Computer Simulations,” will be held August 24-27.
Keep Up to Date with Calendar Upgrade
It's time to get the latest upgrade on your Oracle Calendar software for desktop and synchronization clients. The new clients offer much better performance. The new software features allow for easier access to group views and allow OSX clients to customize colors and backgrounds. The new synch software supports the latest Palm devices running OS 5.2.1, and Pocket PC clients running ActiveSync version 3.6.0.
Stay tuned for a massive performance upgrade of the calendar server hardware in early July.
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