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VRDC downtime on November 7

All nodes and the web servers for the VirtualRDC are going to be unavailable on all day on Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

R, OpenOffice, other software installed on NSF01

Software compiled and tested on the VirtualRDC has been installed on NSF01. In particular, R 2.5.1 plus sundry modules, OpenOffice 2.3 (latest), ImageMagick, as well as some ODBC and SQLite related components have been installed. Please let us know if you encounter any problems.

OnTheMap 2.3 files released on VirtualRDC, updates to 2.1 and 2.2 files

The Census Bureau released OnTheMap version 2.3 on September 30, 2007. The OTM data files for that release are now available on the VirtualRDC. An update to earlier files was also released; users who previously downloaded WAC and RAC files should download again. More details, including how to access the data files on the VirtualRDC [...]

R upgrade to 2.5.1

As previously announced, R has been upgraded to 2.5.1 on VRDC6401. All libraries seem to load cleanly - let us know if you encounter any problems. This is the version that will also be ported to NSF01. Compiled, tested, and signed RPM packages have been made available for any interested person (running SLES9 on IA64...) [...]

VRDC maintenance downtimes over the weekend

We will be applying patches to all servers over the weekend. There will be scattered downtimes, generally brief. Please let us know if this is a problem for anybody.