The Scientific Computing Department have been given notice by Estates that they need to carry out 5-yearly maintenance and inspection by the end of this year (2023). Part of this work requires that power is off to the R89 machine room and this will therefore have an impact on SCD services and systems.
The work on the main power supply to R89 is expected to take 2 days over a weekend and services will need to be powered down in advance of this work. It is a statutory requirement that the work is done before the end of this year, so suitable dates need to be identified as soon as possible. It has been suggested that the weekend of 28th/29th October is used for the main power supply work, meaning GitLab will be unavailable from Thursday 26th - Tuesday 31st October.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if these particular dates will have a severe impact on your work.