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  • Pidgin retirement, 3 February 2017

    Following on from roll-out of Skype for Business to all staff, the legacy instant messaging client Pidgin is being retired.  The client will have been removed from across the University desktop estate, 3 February 2017. You can use Skype for...

  • IT maintenance affects services, Tuesday 31 January 2017

    Maintenance and upgrades will be taking place during our at risk* period, Tuesday 31 January 2017.  A number of services will be affected due to essential upgrades.  The status of IT services can be found at status.bath.ac.uk. PG applications and...

  • Balena maintenance - 2nd February 2017

    During Inter-Semester break, on Thursday 2 February between 09:00 and 13:00, we will be placing the cluster into maintenance mode whilst we perform failover tests between the pair of master nodes and BeeGFS node couplets. These tests will ensure that...

  • Simple, fast communications, built into the applications we develop

    Hello all There's some really exciting news about a new enhancement to communication tools at the University which has now been rolled out to all staff: Skype for Business. Skype for Business  gives you a range of fantastic new communication...

  • GW4 joins industry partners to develop ‘first of its kind’ supercomputer

    GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists. This unique new service, named ‘Isambard’ after the renowned Victorian...

  • Goodbye 2 South, hello 6 West

    It is an end of an era for Computing Services as today the last of the Computing Services teams move in to their new home in 6 West. Originally the South West Universities Regional Computer Centre (SWURCC) machine room, 2...

  • It's macOS Sierra time!

    We're pleased to announce that macOS Sierra has now been approved for installation on university-owned Macs. If you have 'Self Service' on your Mac then you can upgrade by clicking 'Install' from within the 'Self Service' application—we've featured the download,...

  • Reduced IT support Friday 13 and Monday 16 January

    As you may be aware, IT supporters are on the move. We blogged previously about how on Monday 16 January, IT Supporters are moving to the newly refurbished 6 West building. This means that on the afternoon of Friday 13...

  • Who are your customers and mine?

    I often hear colleagues talking about 'our customers' and 'customer service', but who ARE our customers, yours and mine? Thinking of the University as a whole, it might be easiest to start with the obvious ones: undergraduate and postgraduate students...

  • Update: Research storage now fully available

    We have now resolved  the issues that were affecting the Research Data storage facilities. We are also in the process of bringing additional capacity on line and as soon as this is operational, we will be migrating storage to this....