Due to scheduled hardware and software upgrades, the campus voice over IP (VOIP) phone system will be unavailable beginning at 8:00am on Monday, December 30. The maintenance is expected to be completed by 8:00pm that evening.
DotCIO News & Announcements
Due to a scheduled maintenance update, Rensselaer's LMS will be unavailable from 6:00am Monday, January 6 through midnight Wednesday, January 8, 2014. This notice is being sent well in advance so that all LMS users will be aware of the upcoming outage before the end of the fall semester, and before they leave campus for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Windows XP, which was launched on campus more than 12 years
ago, will reach its end of support on April 8, 2014, meaning
that Microsoft will no longer provide any fixes, updates or
online technical assistance for that operating system.
Beginning January 7, 2014, DotCIO will require password authentication to send emails and encrypted connections to the email servers at Rensselaer. The purpose of this change is to better ensure that passwords and email messages are transmitted securely, and that messages that appear to come from RPI.EDU are authentic.
October 3, 2013 - Rensselaer unveils the new, petascale supercomputing system, the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS, at the newly renamed Center for Computational Innovations (CCI). AMOS is the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast, and among the most powerful in the world.
For more, see Rensselaer Petascale.
Just prior to the start of the 2014 spring semester, on January 17, 2014, DotCIO will discontinue the Blackberry Enterprise Service, which provides access to Rensselaer’s Exchange server from Blackberry devices. Current Apple IOS and Android subscribers to Rensselaer’s AirWatch mobile device management service will be unaffected by this change.
Members of DotCIO's Information Technologies Infrastructure (ITI) group wish to remind all members of the campus computing community that the rpi_802.1x wireless service set identifier (SSID) will be decommissioned as of December 31, 2013. As a result, users will need to switch to the rpi_wpa2 SSID.
A part of a yearly process, the MorningMail subscriber list has been updated to include all active accounts within the Rensselaer community. Individuals may manage their list subscriptions using information at http://morningmail.rpi.edu/subscriptions.