NOTICE: Unexpected Service Disruption - July 14-16, 2018

Hello,

On July 14, 2018 around 1:00PM, SysAdmins noticed authentication and acm.cs.uic.edu became inaccessible.  From initial investigation, the HVAC system was suffering an unexpected water shutoff.  The main AC unit in the server room is not functioning, allowing temperatures to rise in excess of 116°F.

SysAdmins have contacted the appropriate parties to help resolve this issue. We expect this issue to be resolved by Monday, July 16, 2018.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Due to high temperatures, ACM/LUG services will be running in limited capacity.  The majority of servers will be powered down for the weekend to mitigate any catastrophic hardware failures.

Currently affected services:

  • All services hosted on acm.cs.uic.edu.
    • Including, but not limited to the following:
      • Email Services
      • Hosting Services
      • Secure Shell
      • GitLab
      • IRC
      • Mailing Lists
  • Monitor Wall
  • ACMAPP Kubernetes Cluster
  • Cuda machine
  • Test Servers
  • Non-critical subdomain machines

If you have any questions, please let an ACM/LUG SysAdmin know by emailing sig-sysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu or by messaging the #sig-sysadmin channel on Slack.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator 2016-2018

 

NOTICE: Unexpected Service Disruption - June 5, 2018

Hello,

On June 5, 2018 around 1:30PM, senior SysAdmins noticed an issue with DNS records pertaining to acm.cs.uic.edu.  From initial investigation, the DNS record is now being overridden by UIC DNS records. At this time, acm.cs.uic.edu is not currently accessible due to an incorrect DNS configuration.  The cause for this change is still unknown.

SysAdmins have contacted the appropriate parties to help resolve this issue, however we do not currently have an ETA of when this issue will be fixed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Services requiring the acm.cs.uic.edu domain will unfortunately  be inaccessible at this time.

Currently affected services:

  • All services hosted on acm.cs.uic.edu.
    • Including, but not limited to the following:
      • Email Services
      • Hosting Services
      • Secure Shell
      • GitLab
      • IRC
      • Mailing Lists

As a temporary solution, you may use lug.cs.uic.edu to resolve to the same server. (e.g.: If you need to SSH into our servers, do so with lug.cs.uic.edu)

If you have any questions, please let an ACM/LUG SysAdmin know by emailing sig-sysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu or by messaging the #sig-sysadmin channel on Slack.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator 2016-2018

 

Gitlab Status Update [May 29, 2018]

Hello,

Due to technical difficulties, Gitlab upgrades have been postponed until a later date most likely during the Summer 2018 session.  More information will be released as they are available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

If you have any questions, please let an ACM SysAdmin know by emailing sig-sysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu or by messaging the #sig-sysadmin channel on Slack.

Regards,
Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator 2016-2018

Downtime notice: GitLab

The GitLab instance hosted on acm.cs.uic.edu/git will be undergoing maintenance on May 26,2018 @ 9:00am CDT. The site is expected to be live no later than May 29, 2018 @ 6:00am CDT. Sysadmins will be installing critical software updates.

GitLab will be inaccessible throughout this maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact an ACM officer and/or a Systems Administrator.
-
Bharat Middha
Linux Users Group Vice President 2018-2019

Downtime notice: acm.cs.uic.edu

The ACM@UIC main page will be undergoing maintenance on May 15,2018 @ 9:00pm CDT. The site is expected to be live no later than May 16, 2018 @ 6:00am CDT. Sysadmins will be installing critical software updates.  As such, services associated with the website that may be inaccessible throughout this maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact an ACM officer and/or a Systems Administrator.

- Marco Palma
  ACM@UIC Sysadmin

ACM Elections for Fall 2018 Officers - Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Hey everyone,

The ACM will be holding elections for the Fall 2018 term on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 5:30PM in the CS Lounge (SELE 2268). Whether you want to help run the ACM as a Council member or just participate in activities, come share your voice and vote for who you want to lead the ACM.

If you are interested in running for a position, please fill out the candidate submission form and read the ACM constitution.

Candidate statements will be available starting Monday, April 23rd, 2018. Candidate statements will be updated as needed.

ACM Elections for the Fall 2018 Term

Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Time: 5:30PM

Where: CS Lounge (SELE 2268)

 

If you have any questions, email the officers at officers@acm.cs.uic.edu.

 

+ + + + FAQ + + + +

What are the requirements to vote?

You must be a member of the UIC chapter (local chapter) of the ACM to vote. If you would like to join the ACM before elections, please stop by our office in SELE 2264. If you are not a member, you will not be allowed at the elections meeting. You must be a member of ACM to run for a position.

 

What are the requirements for running for an officer position?

You must be a member of the UIC chapter (local chapter) of the ACM to run for a position. You should be ready to take on the responsibility of any position(s) you run for. You can run for multiple positions, but you may only be elected for one position. If elected, you must become a member of National ACM immediately. Membership for National ACM is ~$19 per year. You can find out more at acm.org.

 

What elected positions are open?

The President is the head of the ACM. You should run with a vision for where you want to see the ACM go. The President is responsible for staying informed of what is going on in the ACM, knowing how people view the ACM and enacting decisions accordingly. You will communicate with university officials as well ACM members/interested newcomers; you should communicate professionally and amicably as appropriately.

 

The Vice President is the second in command of the ACM. You work with the President to manage the ACM. You can run for Vice President if you want to manage the ACM on a high level but do not feel comfortable holding the head responsibility of running the ACM.

 

The Treasurer is responsible for tracking and maintaining the budget of the ACM. You should be comfortable managing money, working with university officials, and making budget decisions. If you are not completely comfortable with these tasks yet but willing to learn, that works too.

 

I don't want to run for an elected officer position, but I want to get involved/help manage X in the ACM. What can I do?

Joining the ACM Council in an appointed position could be the option for you. Appointed Council members help with anything and everything such as LAN party planning, system administration, SIGs, mailing list secretarial management, and even starting new endeavors like hosting programming competitions and hackathons. If there is something you want to start in the ACM or just want to find out how you can help, talk to the officers and come to elections to meet the new officers!

 

--

Ryan Chan
President, Association for Computing Machinery
University of Illinois at Chicago
rchan21@uic.edu

NOTICE: Unexpected Service Disruption - February 15, 2018

Hello,

On February 15, 2018 at 9:13PM, a junior sysadmin unexpectedly rebooted a major router, causing a service interruption for all ACM services. The outage lasted for approximately one hour, as other sysadmins were notified of the improper shutdown.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Further documentation and procedures are being written to prevent future disruption.

If you have any questions, please let an ACM SysAdmin know by emailing sig-sysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu or by messaging the #sig-sysadmin channel on Slack.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator 2016-2018

NOTICE: VPN Service Interruption - February 3, 2018

Hello,

We have been informed that this is a connection issue with the ACM VPN service. We apologize for any extended downtime. We are currently investigating possible solutions. There is currently no ETA on this issue, however we will update here as more information is known.

If you have any questions, please let an ACM SysAdmin know by emailing sig-sysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu or by messaging the #sig-sysadmin channel on Slack.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Chase Lee
ACM/LUG Systems Administrator 2016-2018

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