CSIF System Outages

posted Aug 11, 2017, 2:14 PM by James Moersfelder

In order to bring in new furniture and clean the labs, we have shutdown pc1-pc20 and will soon shutdown pc41-pc60.  Please use pc21-pc40 until Sept 1 which we will be bringing pc1-20 and pc41-pc60 back online and bringing down pc21-pc40. You can use this URL to see what systems are up and what system are down:

Improvements in the CSIF

posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:34 AM by James Moersfelder

Here is a list of Improvements in the CSIF to make working there more efficient and comfortable.
  • 2 New HP 605dn Printers
  • New keyboards for all computers in the CSIF
  • The CSIF was rewired with new Cat 6a network cables and switches.
  • New electric stapler in 047
  • Hallway floors have been cleaned
  • New Pepsi machine will be installed in about 1 month
  • New vending machine to be installed over the summer (currently in contract negotiations)
  • Continuing to work with vendor on new furniture for the CSIF including the TA Offices
  • Planning to paint as well.
  • Custodial is working with Campus Facilities to address some of the "structural/plumbing" issues.  Our Engineering Dean's Office is also in contact with Campus Facilities about the restrooms. 

If you have any other suggestions or Complaints about the CSIF, please send them to support@cs.ucdavis.edu.

CSIF Hours Spring Break 2016

posted Mar 18, 2016, 8:18 AM by James Moersfelder   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:28 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

Sat., Mar. 19th - Sun., Mar. 20th    :            CLOSED

Mon., Mar. 21st - Thu., Mar. 24th    :        9am - 4pm

Fri., Mar. 25th - Sun., Mar. 27th    :        CLOSED

Mon., Mar. 28th                    :Regular CSIF Hours

CSIF Hours for Winter Break 2015

posted Dec 11, 2015, 9:52 AM by James Moersfelder   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:28 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

Fri., Dec. 11th                                    :        8am-5pm

Sat., Dec. 12th - Sun., Dec. 13th      :             Closed

Mon., Dec. 14th - Thu., Dec. 17th    :        8am-4pm

Fri., Dec. 18th - Sun., Jan. 3rd         :             Closed

Mon., Jan. 4th, 2015                         :    Normal Hours

X11 Forwarding and Using Graphical Applications via SSH

posted Apr 3, 2015, 10:23 AM by Parker Temple   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:21 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

This post is intended to explain what is needed to use any application with a graphical interface remotely on a CSIF machine using SSH. e.g. matlab
Disclaimer: Using high intensity graphics applications will be extremely slow. e.g. Rendering a graph in matlab

  • Make sure XQuartz is installed and up to date
  • SSH to a CSIF machine with the -Y option. e.g. ssh -Y username@pc##.cs.ucdavis.edu
  • Linux runs an X server natively, so just ssh with the -Y option. e.g ssh -Y username@pc##.cs.ucdavis.edu

If you have any issues or other problems don't hesitate to email, call, or visit our support staff in Kemper room 47.

Note: For those of you using this process for matlab, Only PCs 33-60 have matlab installed on them.

Printing has Changed

posted Mar 25, 2015, 10:44 AM by Matthew Morikawa   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:22 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

We have made some large changes to printing in CSIF.

For specifics: http://goo.gl/GL6Jsd

tl;dr We have double-sided printing, printing from laptops, and a way to check quota without printing something.

Positions Open in the CSIF

posted Oct 23, 2014, 9:12 AM by James Moersfelder   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:22 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

Positions Open in the CSIF

There are currently 10 positions open for a Student Assistant IV position to work in the Computer Science Instructional Facility and the College of Engineering. Most positions will start work Immediately.

The responsibilities of the position will be walk-up, email, and telephone support for the Computer Science Instructional Facility.  Also, it will include ticket processing and printer maintenance for the College of Engineering.  Secondary duties will be completing projects related to the CSIF such as programming, software installation, and hardware repair.  As well as assisting Staff, Students and Faculty with IT solutions.  We are looking for people with great people skills, the desire and ability to learn, and experience with computers and computer systems.

Please go to https://icc.ucdavis.edu/students/AJL.htm and fill out an application for Reference number 785807.

Final filing date is: Monday November 3rd, 2014

CSIF Holiday Hours

posted Dec 20, 2013, 3:05 PM by James Moersfelder   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:28 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

CSIF Holiday Hours

December 20th – January 1st: CLOSED

January 2nd – January 3rd: 9am-4pm

January 4th – January 5th: CLOSED

January 6th: Begins Normal Hours

CSIF is back Up

posted Dec 10, 2013, 7:19 PM by James Moersfelder   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:28 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

The power is restored to Kemper and all the systems in the CSIF are back online.

CSIF Outage December 10th from 4pm-7pm

posted Dec 9, 2013, 7:45 PM by James Moersfelder   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 12:28 PM by Reuben Castelino ]

The CSIF will be down and unreachable, even remotely, from 4pm to 7pm Tuesday, December 10th. 2013.  There is an emergency power outage scheduled from 4pm to 7pm in the computer room that holds the servers that service the CSIF. 

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