Ongoing Unscheduled Server Downtime September 10, 2015

On September 10, 2015, system administrators were notified of a server issue. Initial investigations lead to an unknown hardware failure. We are currently still investigating the issue.

Affected Servers:

  • deepspace-k7

Affected Services:

  • Gitlab
  • FOG (Imaging System)
  • Virtual Machine Hosts on deepspace-k7
  • Secondary File Server
  • Directory Services

We do not currently have an ETA of when this issue will be resolved.  More information will be updated here as we learn more.

If you have any questions about this, please contact your friendly neighborhood Sysadmins at: sigsysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu

 

Update #1: Hard drive swapped out. Awaiting for replacement drive.

 

Thanks,

Chase Lee
LUG President 2015-2016
ACM/LUG System Administrator

ACM LAN Party September 12

The first ACM LAN Party will be this Saturday, September 12th in the CS lounge (SELE 2260).

​What's a LAN party: Super awesome fun time where gamers just sit together and play video games (and a few board and card games) and eat.

What to bring: Your lovely selves, your gaming machine(s), controllers, other accessories, and any games you would like to play (including board and card games). The ACM WILL NOT provide gaming machines!

Time: Set-up begins at 12:00pm, first game starts at 1:00pm.

Cost: This event is completely free

Who: Anyone can come, including non ACM members and alumni. Those not affiliated with UIC can also come, but must be accompanied at all times with someone who is UIC affiliated.

Games: No official game listing, play whatever you want with whoever you want, whenever you want. Here are just a few of the games we typically play or have played in the past:
Civ V
Artemis
Team Fortress 2
League of Legends
Super Smash Bros.
Mortal Kombat
The Ship
Risk

Tournaments: Due to the last minute nature of this event, there will be no "official" gaming tournaments, however, those who come are free to organize tournaments or mass-gaming events as they please (including and especially Artemis and Civ V).

How to sign-up: RSVP isn't required, but please fill out the following form to help us get a better idea of attendance and what games people want to play.​ http://goo.gl/forms/UTr06RdEVK

Emily

Unscheduled Server Downtime September 2, 2015

On September 2, 2015 around 7:30 AM, system administrators were notified of a server issue. Initial investigations lead to a hard drive failure. We are currently still investigating the issue.

Affected Servers:

  • deepspace-k7

Affected Services:

  • Gitlab
  • Chopin

If you have any questions about this, please contact your friendly neighborhood Sysadmin at: sigsysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu

 

Thanks,
Chase Lee
LUG President 2015-2016

ACM Welcome Back General Body Meeting

Come learn about the ACM and its members over some tasty treats.

When: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Time: 5pm - 7pm, informational presentation at 5:30pm.
Come and go as you please.
Where: SEO1000

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will be hosting an ice cream social to kick off the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. We are mainly Comp Sci but anyone and everyone interested in tech is welcome! :)

What do we do?

  • Host meetings with tech companies.
  • Sponsor student led project and discussion groups known as Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
  • Sponsor a trip to Urbana for a computer science conference called Reflections | Projections hosted by the UIUC ACM early October. You must be a member to attend this event.
  • Host social events like LAN parties. Come out and meet people. It's fun!

Most of our services are open to everyone but it's always nice to get new members. Membership is only $10 or show us proof you are a member of the National ACM. You must be a member of the UIC Chapter of the ACM for the following:

  • Access the ACM network.
  • Have an account on our Linux servers.
  • Perform system administration.
  • Be eligible to attend Reflections | Projections.

Hope to see you there!

Emily
President of the ACM, University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter

Unscheduled Server Downtime August 31, 2015

On August 31, 2015 around 10:10AM, the main servers experienced a power outage.  All equipment abruptly lost power and yielded unreachable until system administrators could restore power around 11:20AM.  The root cause was due to overloading a circuit breaker due to installation of additional servers by another ACM member.
 
All services & servers were affected.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 
If you have any questions about this, please contact your friendly neighborhood Sysadmin at: sigsysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu
 
Regards,
Chase Lee
LUG President 2015-2016

Scheduled Server Downtime starting May 8, 2015

This Friday and Saturday (May 8-9, 2015), all major infrastructure will be relocated.  All equipment will be powered down and will be unreachable until all the networking & powering issues are resolved.

 

The following list of domains (plus more) will be affected:

  • acm.cs.uic.edu
  • acm.eecs.uic.edu
  • brink.cs.uic.edu
  • cuda.cs.uic.edu
  • dvorak.cs.uic.edu
  • flourishconf.com
  • hans.cs.uic.edu
  • linux.cs.uic.edu
  • lug.cs.uic.edu
  • malware.cs.uic.edu
  • sigbuild.cs.uic.edu
  • siggame.cs.uic.edu
  • swe.cs.uic.edu
  • wics.cs.uic.edu

If you have any questions about this, please contact your friendly neighborhood Sysadmin at: sigsysadmin [at] acm.cs.uic.edu

 

Thanks,
Chase Lee
LUG President 2015-2016

Congratulations to the new ACM Officers 2015-2016!

Congratulations to these people who were elected to their respective positions for the ACM 2015-2016 term!
 
President: Emily Austin
Vice President: Allison Channic
Treasurer: Abdulrahman Hussein
 
Lets give them a big round of applause! I'm sure everyone is looking forward to making ACM even better!
 
—Super Secret President

Ludum Dare April 17th

Hello! So as you may or may not know, Ludum Dare, a game jam/competition where you're tasked to create a video game in 48 hours, is coming soon. The next one will be from April 17th to April 19th. Just like last year, this year we're going to host Ludum Dare right here at UIC. It will take place in the CS lounge/ACM area, and will approximately last for 48 hours. Keith and I (Sunil) will be hosting it, so please try to come if you're interested. Here is some more information from the Facebook event created by Keith (https://www.facebook.com/events/1560342244246179/): -----------------------------------------------------------------

It's that time of the year again: Ludum Dare. LD is a Game Development jam and competition

What:
Ludum Dare is a Game Development "jam" and competition. It is an online event but since it's lonely working alone and difficult to find others to work with, we created this event so everybody can get together and make teams to create something cool!

When:

Starts at 8 PM on Friday the 17th and goes until Sunday night, although the website allows you to submit up until 8 PM on Monday. Please try to arrive at 7:30 PM so we can get things organized and form teams (optional).

Who can come:

Anybody! Even if you've never made a game, anybody can contribute. There are some really simple game engines out there like GameMaker or Scratch which make it possible for anybody to design games.

What you'll need:

Bring any tools you need for your craft; laptops for programmers, instruments for musicians, drawing tablets for artists, etc.

Teams:

At 7:45 PM we will get everybody together and vote on two ways to make teams:

A) Form your own, walk around and find programmers if you're an artist and vice versa.

B) Tell us what your skills are and we will form balanced teams. Reduces the whole awkward human interaction thing.

Full Rules: http://ludumdare.com/compo/rules/

Steam games that started as Ludum Dare games: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/537829-Ludum-Dare/

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