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The installation of a new, permanent computer room in Pardee Hall, a key step in the relocation of Computing Services equipment and staff from Alumni Hall of Engineering to Pardee, will take place Jan. 3-7.

There will be a complete shutdown of all Lafayette servers from 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, to 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, while data is backed up and computers are disconnected, transported, and reinstalled in the lower level of Pardee. The shutdown will include Web servers, email system, Banner, and other systems.

During the shutdown, web traffic TO campus will function. Email messages sent TO College addresses will be collected and held on a server and will be delivered when full service is restored.

Offices should plan work on Friday, Jan. 4, that does not depend on connection to the computer network.

The equipment move and shutdown have been planned to cause the least possible disruption. The unavoidable, temporary inconvenience will yield permanent benefits. Computing Services’ relocation to Pardee is another step in a 1 ½-year process of computing improvements, including the installation of a campus-wide two-gigabit Ethernet replacing the old 16-megabit Token Ring system, which is being completely discontinued today (Dec. 17).

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