MRC cooling outage
Due to an air conditioning outage in the MRC, we have shut down all of the machines in the MRC machine room except for the networking switches, which we hoped would't add too much heat, but it does not appear they'll make it through the weekend without cooling, and will be shutdown at 5pm on Friday if cooling is not restored.
HVAC will need to shut down the fume hoods to work on things, so I would expect it to be at least
Monday before they can get to it.
HVAC provided a portable AC which I reinstalled so it could be run with the door closed. The MRC networking will be left on
, and the remote access machines are on along with a few research machines as long as the portable unit can handle the load.
As of noon on 10/7/2011, one of two compressors is working in the MRC, and it is sufficient for our current (reduced) needs.