To be quickly informed about service interruptions one can subscribe to the CPK mailinglist.
Archived news items can be found in the news archive.
Departments can order card readers for Peage
The RU Facility Services (Facilitair Bedrijf) let us know that if a department wants to speed up the use of the Konica Minolta multifunctionals, a department can order a campus card reader for € 300,-. After that, a staff member only has to type the PIN (4 digits) and swipe the campus card to login, just like students do on the ground floor of the Huygens building. Because a new European tender is expected to be finished January 2018, this will only be of interest for very busy multifunctionals.
Peter van Campen 24 mei 2017 19:50 (CEST)
Eduroam within RU firewall again
The ISC moved the wireless Eduroam network back within the RU firewall on the evening of May 22. In December 2015 it had been moved outside of the RU firewall because of firewall performance issues. The new firewall that is in place since December 2016 can handle much more traffic, therefore this move could be planned.
Peter van Campen 24 mei 2017 19:32 (CEST)
Poster printer service kamerbreed more reliable
The A0 photo printer kamerbreed, that C&CZ acquired free of charge in May 2013, printed many posters for staff and students. Lately there were several breakdowns, that took quite long to repair. That's why we decided to buy a new one, with warranty contract. In case of calamities we can switch to the old one. We expect that that makes the poster print service a guaranteed service for the next years, where we will not have to redirect customers to the RU copyshop.
Stefan Reijgwart 24 mei 2017 17:22 (CEST)
Linux Login servers: default Ubuntu 16.04
The support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has ended on April 25th, 2017. Therefore we will turn off lilo3 with this version of Ubuntu on May 1st, 2017. The default login server (lilo.science.ru.nl) will be redirected to lilo5 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and lilo4.science.ru.nl with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS remains available until support for this version ends in 2019.
2048 SHA256:VK8+B+OuT+n8JSjoy9uWYw5COb+cZ+01S/pWiAteEtA lilo5 (RSA) 256 SHA256:NeO+rdPufkFYEgLs6YMWPvMJzOBK9pNlxdjMJzK3OBY lilo5 (ECDSA) 256 SHA256:zViYANQchkRs6QNPSSoxOkVyA8Ixe7aZCvzcSQEZK7s lilo5 (ED25519)
Simon Oosthoek 1 mei 2017 10:30 (CEST)
ATLAS.ti 8 qualitative data analysis software
Version 8 of the ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software is available on the Install network share. License codes are available from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster. According to the Radboud educational license, this software may only be used for education and research.
Peter van Campen 28 apr 2017 13:17 (CEST)
Computer labs: upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 and renewal
During the summer break all computer labs will be (re)installed with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Since months ago one can test course software using the Ubuntu 16.04 loginserver lilo5. All four year old PCs in TK029 (HG00.029), TK206 (HG00.206), TK253 (HG02.253), library, study landscape, project rooms and college rooms will be replaced by new ones, (All-in-One, dual boot with Windows7 and Ubuntu 16.04 Linux).
John Peters 15 mrt 2017 18:35 (CEST)
Matlab R2017a available
The latest version of Matlab, R2017a, is available for departments that have licenses. The software and license codes can be obtained through a mail to postmaster for those entitled to it. The software can also be found on the install-disc. All C&CZ-managed Linux machines will soon have this version installed, an older version (/opt/matlab-R2016b/bin/matlab) is still available temporarily. The C&CZ-managed Windows machines will not receive a new version during the semester to prevent problems with version dependencies in current lectures.
Peter van Campen 15 mrt 2017 15:08 (CET)
Science and RU-Internet network maintenance
Monday evening March 6, there will be maintenance on RU network equipment. Between ca. 22:00-22:30 no network traffic will be possible at the Faculty of Science on the wired and wireless networks. From 23:00 until March 7 02:00 there will be a period where no traffic between RU and Internet is possible. Please think which processes depend on network connectivity and prepare for this outage if necessary.
Marcel Kuppens 22 feb 2017 14:56 (CET)
New phone number 25225 (BLACK) for Blackboard support staff
Triggered by the arrival of the new employee Maarten de Meijer of the Education Centre, who will support Blackboard together with Fred Melssen, we decided to pick a new phone number for Blackboard support: (+31 24 36) 25225, that can be answered by both of them. The internal part of the number can be easily remembered, because it can be spelled as BLACK.
Fred Melssen 22 feb 2017 00:13 (CET)
New license period for Mathematica coming up
Ben Polman 21 feb 2017 23:53 (CET)
MobaXterm in all RU study areas
The ISC installed MobaXterm in all their managed RU study areas. With MobaXterm, one can connect to Linux servers and use X11 graphics software. This was a request of students of the Faculty of Science, because the central library has more extended opening hours than the Library of Science.
Peter van Campen 21 feb 2017 17:14 (CET)
Science mail: HTML in ZIP-file attachments blocked to fight ransomware
Because of two cases of ransomware where files are encrypted and can only be decrypted after paying a ransom we decided to block ZIP-attachments containing HTML files in the Science mail virus filter. In that case one finds the mail without attachment in the Virus submap of the Inbox. In both cases of ransomware, we were able to restore the original files from backup.
Peter van Campen 21 feb 2017 17:11 (CET)
Eduweb: display of free and open source educational software
Together with StITPro, we have developed Eduweb, an overview page of Free and Open Source educational software. Some are in use and/or have been developed within the Faculty of Science, others at other educational institutions.
Simon Oosthoek 16 feb 2017 15:11 (CET)
Mentimeter for interactive presentations
Radboud University has a license for Mentimeter in the academic year 2016-2017. Possibly the license will be continued after that. Mentimeter is a tool to make a presentation interactive: listeners can vote anonymously with their phone, laptop or tablet on questions or statements. Feedback can be displayed immediately. Mentimeter resembles the older Shakespeak tool, but offers more functionality and is fully browser-oriented (does not work with a Powerpoint plugin like Shakespeak). Anyone with a mailadres within the RU domain can sign up.
Fred Melssen 19 jan 2017 18:18 (CET)
Close browser after "logging out" of SURFconext services like Edugroepen and SURFspot
Logging in to websites as Edugroepen, SURFspot, SURFdrive or SURFfilesender with U-number and RU-password, uses SURFconext. If you hit "Logout", you seem to be logged out, but the browser still has access. Within the browser, you or any other user can connect to any website with SURFconext authentication and will be automatically logged in. Therefore we strongly urge you to close the browser after using a SURFconext service, particularly when using a shared device or workstation.
Peter van Campen 19 jan 2017 18:01 (CET)
New servers for home directories
The home directory/U:-disc servers pile and bundle, that are more than four years old, are being replaced by new servers with the name home1 and home2. Moving the home directories (U:-discs) of users is scheduled outside of working hours. Special arrangements will be made for groups of users who would be troubled by this, e.g. having Outlook .pst files on the network or using the compute cluster. During the move, the minimal quota for the Science home directory / U:-disc is enlarged from 2 GB to 5 GB. Workstations/PCs might need a reboot if successful login to Ubuntu proves to be impossible.
Ben Polman 18 jan 2017 17:37 (CET)
Phasing out outdated password encryption
For security reasons C&CZ will phase out an outdated, now considered unsafe, encryption type of Science passwords. Accounts that haven't changed their passwords since September 1, 2014, will be affected. The change will be carried out mid Februari 2017.
If you haven't changed the password of your Science account for several years, it is very likely that some services still use the old encryption type. Examples of these services are passwords used to login to Linux machines, Eduroam access by using your Science account or the Science VPN server. To continue using these services, the old encryption has to be replaced. This can be done by resetting your Science password at the Do It Yourself site. The menu item 'password' allows you to set your password. This page also shows a remark about when your password was last changed.
Wim Janssen 18 jan 2017 14:37 (CET)
Do not fall for phone scam
Today we received messages from a few employees, that they had received cold phone calls from persons offering help with computer problems, or who told them that they could see everything the employee did on the computer. *Do not fall for this, do not answer their questions, do not take the actions they request.* In case of doubt, please refer them to C&CZ.
Peter van Campen 11 jan 2017 15:03 (CET)
Computer lab HG00.137 renewed
During the Christmas break all PCs in the computer lab TK137 (HG00.137) have been replaced by new ones, of the same type as with the previous replacement. These are Dell OptiPlex 7440 AIO with 24-inch Full-HD screen, a Core i5 6500 (3.2GHz,QC) processor, 1x8GB memory, 512GB SSD hard disc and relatively quiet Cherry Stream 3.0 keyboards. For possible use with digital exams we have chosen the Dell Articulating Stand.
John Peters 9 jan 2017 11:15 (CEST)
Donation to free and open source software
For the majority of the services C&CZ uses free software and open source software. Therefore, some time ago the idea emerged that the C&CZ employees would vote on which projects would receive a donation of C&CZ. This year the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Limesurvey were chosen. The FSF supports GNU/Linux, which is used on almost all servers maintained by C&CZ and on many hundreds of workstations, including the computer labs. LimeSurvey is used for conducting surveys since 2008. Since the end of 2011, it is used for all ca. 500 course evaluations of the Faculty of Science per year. In addition, it is also used by departments (as PUC, ISIS and the Education Center) and individual employees and students of the Faculty of Science. For more info, see our LimeSurvey page.
Peter van Campen 16 dec 2016 16:30 (CET)
C&CZ 3D print service
Several departments within the Faculty of Science have a 3D printer for their own use. At the TeCe there are two 3D printers with different techniques, to produce parts for Science experiments. Now C&CZ starts a 3D print service for staff and students of the Faculty of Science, primarily meant for use in education. For more details, see the Printers page.
Stefan Reijgwart 16 dec 2016 16:15 (CET)
Study associations: printbudget to Peage?
If student groups that still have C&CZ print budget let C&CZ know before mid December to which Peage accounts the budget should be transfered, this can be finished before the end of 2016. After that, the only option is to transfer the money with a one-time payment order to a bank account, which is less efficient. All FNWI Konica Minolta MFPs within the C&CZ-printbudget system have been switched to Peage. The C&CZ printbudget system is now only used for the HP printer escher (Library of Science), the posterprinter kamerbreed and the C&CZ 3D print service.
Peter van Campen 8 dec 2016 18:03 (CET)
New OpenVPN alternative for old VPN that shuts down on Dec. 1
Because some Linux and MacOS users had problems with the new IPsec-based VPN and also with the existing alternatives, we setup a new OpenVPN service. The hope and expectation is that with this new service, we can shut down the old PPTP-based VPN.science.ru.nl, which is no longer considered to be secure, on December 1 as earlier announced.
Erik Visser 23 nov 2016 13:53 (CET)
RU network down Monday night Dec. 12 22:00-03:00
The ISC let know that the central RU network will be down in the night of Monday December 12 22:00 till Tuesday morning 03:00 because the RU firewall will be replaced. From 22:00 hours RU-central services such as Exchange (e-mail and calendar), BASS, Osiris and Blackboard will not be available. From 23:00 hours no traffic through the RU firewall will be possible, the RU will then be disconnected from the Internet. Internal wired FNWI traffic will not be hindered. Internal and external telephony will not be hindered too. If there are serious objections to this maintenance for ongoing research, one can contact us.
Peter van Campen 23 nov 2016 13:02 (CET)
Test of Ubuntu 16.04 on Linux login server lilo5
As a test of the new version of Ubuntu, 16.04 LTS, we have installed a new login server lilo5.science.ru.nl. In a few months it will replace the five year old login server lilo3. The name lilo, that always points to the newest/fastest login server, will then be moved from the two year old lilo4 to the new lilo5. The new lilo5 is a Dell PowerEdge R430 with 2 Xeon E5 2630L v4 processors with 10 cores. Because we enabled hyper-threading, it is showing 40 processors. It has 64 GB of memory. For users who want to check the identity of this new server before supplying their Science-password to the new server: ECDSA key fingerprint is 7d:08:27:61:ac:c8:f1:05:4f:c9:91:2a:83:e5:c3:4f. Please report all problems with this new version of Ubuntu Linux.
Ben Polman 22 nov 2014 17:16 (CET)
TeX Collection 2016 and TexWorks
The most recent version of the TeX Collection, 2016, is available for MS-Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It can be found on the Install network share. For Windows PC's this has been installed on the S:-drive in the directory texlive/2016. The graphical front-end TeXworks can be found in texlive/2016/bin/win32/texworks.exe.
Ben Polman 22 nov 2016 15:31 (CET)
Eduroam wifi code for guests
On the RU portal, RU staff can find a day code and phone number, with which they can give ther guests wifi access. Guests then use a separate part of the Eduroam wireless network. For more information, see the ISC website.
Peter van Campen 22 nov 2016 10:40 (CET)
Password hygiene: personal and not too old, just like a toothbrush
The RU has recently held a Treat your password like your toothbrush campaign. C&CZ too will act on old passwords: IT contacts will get a list of their users that have not changed their Science password in years. Old Science passwords do not have the most recent encryptions, therefore we would like to see them changed to remedy this. Even choosing a new Science password that is the same as the old one, helps to get rid of old password encryptions but please do choose a new password. Science passwords can be changed at the Do-It-Yourself website. When changing a password, please consider beforehand which (also private) devices will automatically keep on trying the old password, in order to prevent any inconvenience.
Peter van Campen 24 okt 2016 22:34 (CEST)
Matlab R2016b available
The latest version of Matlab, R2016b, is available for departments that have licenses. The software and license codes can be obtained through a mail to postmaster for those entitled to it. The software can also be found on the install-disc. All C&CZ-managed Linux machines will soon have this version installed, an older version (/opt/matlab-R2016a/bin/matlab) is still available temporarily. The C&CZ-managed Windows machines will not receive a new version during the semester to prevent problems with version dependencies in current lectures.
Peter van Campen 13 okt 2016 17:38 (CEST)
Idea for IT in education? Pilot projects get 7500 euro!
The new round of pilot projects IT in education has started. Closing date for applications is November 4, 2016. A teacher, student or member of support staff with an innovative idea can apply for a contribution of up to € 7500. More information about the conditions and the application form can be found at the IT in education (Dutch only) website on Radboudnet.
Fred Melssen 30 sep 2016 11:50 (CEST)
New version of Mathematica (11.0.0)
A new version of Mathematica (11.0.0) has been installed on all C&CZ managed Linux systems, older versions can still be found in /vol/mathematica. The installation files for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac can be found on the Install-disk, also for older versions of Mathematica. Departments that take part in the license can request installation and license info from C&CZ.
Peter van Campen 16 sep 2016 18:07 (CEST)
To make it easier to install NI LabVIEW for departments that participate in the license, the newly arrived "Fall 2016" version has been copied to the Install network share. Install media can also be borrowed. License codes can be obtained from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster.
Peter van Campen 7 sep 2016 18:18 (CEST)
New laptops Library of Science
23 laptops of the Library of Science laptop pool have been replaced by a new and faster model: HP EliteBook 850 G3. In particular, the SSD (solid state disk) and the full HD screen are a significant improvement over the old model. The other (46) old laptops will be in use for the time being.
John Peters 1 sep 2016 15:47 (CEST)
Caspar Terheggen leaves as head of C&CZ
Caspar Terheggen will resign als head of C&CZ on September 1. He has accepted the new function of enterprise and information architect of Radboud University. Peter van Campen will be acting head of C&CZ, until a new head of C&CZ has been appointed.
Peter van Campen 23 aug 2016 15:09 (CEST)
Students: printbudget transferred to Peage
All FNWI Konica Minolta MFPs within the C&CZ-printbudget system have been switched to Peage. The C&CZ printbudget system is now only used for the HP printer escher (Library of Science) and the posterprinter kamerbreed. August 23, C&CZ has therefore emptied all student print budgets that are associated with an active Science student login. The ISC added that last budget to the corresponding Peage student budget on August 24. Owners of sufficiently positive group budgets will be asked what to do with the remaining budget. Budget for escher/kamerbreed can as of now only be topped up or settled at C&CZ (), indicating charge account (kostenplaats) or if necessary with cash.
Wim Janssen 23 aug 2016 14:32 (CEST)
Temporarily free security software for students and staff
Between August 15 and September 15, RU students and staff can get the security software F-Secure SAFE for 1 device for 1 year for free. Normally the price is € 2 per year. The software is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Windows Phone. For more info see the Surfspot website.
Peter van Campen 19 aug 2016 18:17 (CEST)
Departments: printbudget transferred back to charge account (kostenplaats)
All FNWI Konica Minolta MFPs with the C&CZ-printbudget system have been switched to Peage. The C&CZ printbudget system is only used for the HP printer escher (Library of Science) and the posterprinter kamerbreed. C&CZ has therefore emptied all print budgets that are associated with a charge account (kostenplaats) on August 23. We will instruct Finance&Control to transfer the last budget back to the corresponding charge account (kostenplaats). Owners of sufficiently positive group budgets without charge account will be asked what to do with the remaining budget. Budget for escher/kamerbreed can as of now only be topped up or settled at C&CZ () indicating cost charge account or if necessary with cash.
Peter van Campen 17 aug 2016 16:31 (CEST)
C&CZ printing system will be replaced by Péage
Péage is the print/scan/copy system of Radboud University for staff and students. General information can be found on the Péage website.
As of August 4, the C&CZ printing and budget system is being replaced by the campus wide Péage printing system. It is possible to setup Péage now and test 'Follow-me' printing on printers that have already been switched to Péage.
On the C&CZ Péage page, C&CZ gives information specific for staff and students of FNWI.
Wim Janssen 8 aug 2016 12:13 (CEST)
C&CZ day out: Thursday July 14
The C&CZ yearly day out is scheduled for Thursday July 14. C&CZ can be reached in case of serious disruptions of services.
Peter van Campen 12 jul 2016 17:11 (CEST)
Quiet keyboards at renewal computer labs HG00.023 and HG00.153
During the summer break the PCs in the computer labs TK023 (HG00.023) and TK153 (HG00.153) will be replaced by new ones, of the type type Dell OptiPlex 7440 AIO with 24-inch Full-HD screen, a Core i5 6500 (3.2GHz,QC) processor, 1x8GB memory and 512GB SSD hard disc. In order to reduce noise disturbance, especially during exams relatively quiet Cherry Stream 3.0 keyboards have been chosen. For other places where many keyboards are used in the same room, this will be a good choice too.
John Peters 7 jul 2016 13:36 (CEST)
Printers on ground floor will be switched to Péage
After the test of Péage on two MFP's, we expect to switch all MFP's on the ground floor and mezzanine of the Huygens building from the C&CZ print system to the RU wide Péage early August. The other KMs follow shortly thereafter. C&CZ will maintain FNWI-specific instructions at the C&CZ Péage page.
Peter van Campen 22 jun 2016 14:48 (CEST)
Free printbudget for testing of Péage
In the next months, the C&CZ managed Konica Minolta MFP's will be transferred to the RU wide print/copy/scan system Péage. Students and staff of the Faculty of Science are requested to test this, in order to tackle problems in an early stage. To encourage this, the first dozens of these that register at the Science Postmaster will receive free Péage budget when they share their experiences after testing. One Péage MFP has been available for several years near the cafetaria in the Huygens building. During the test, another one is placed in the central street near wing 5 on the second floor. After the test, the first group KM's to be switched to Péage are located on the ground floor and mezzanine. C&CZ will maintain FNWI-specific instructions at the C&CZ Péage page.
Peter van Campen 22 jun 2016 14:48 (CEST)
HP laptop battery recall program
HP announced a recall program for laptop batteries that may overheat and pose a fire hazard. The batteries were sold in the period between March 2013 and August 2015. If you bought an HP laptop or battery in that period, it is wise to [check whether the battery should be replaced.
Stefan Reijgwart 21 jun 2016 15:40 (CEST)
New versions of Filemaker Pro and of Filemaker Server Advanced, 14 and 15, for Windows (32- and 64-bit) and Mac are available on the Install network share. The license permits the use on university computers. License codes can be obtained from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster. For home PCs, the software is available through Surfspot.
Peter van Campen 6 jun 2016 17:33 (CEST)
Discontinuation of authenticated network outlets in Library of Science and on mezzanine
From late 2013, a number of authenticated network outlets were available in the reading room of the Library of Science and on the mezzanine above the restaurant. Since the improvement of the wireless network (eduroam) in 2015, these outlets have hardly been used. Therefore C&CZ and the ISC have decided to deactivate them as of Monday June 6, 2016. After that, the associated Qmanage server will be shut down.
Marcel Kuppens 23 mei 2016 16:39 (CEST)
New version of Mathematica (10.4.1)
A new version of Mathematica (10.4.1) has been installed on all C&CZ managed Linux systems, older versions can still be found in /vol/mathematica. The installation files for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac can be found on the Install-disk, also for older versions of Mathematica. Departments that take part in the license can request installation and license info from C&CZ.
Peter van Campen 13 mei 2016 13:54 (CEST)
New version ChemOffice, license extended
The license of ChemBioOffice has been extended till May 2019, there is also a new verson available ChemOffice 2015. This version will replace the old version from 2013 on all C&CZ managed pc's.
Ben Polman 10 mei 2016 13:54 (CEST)
Phasing out svn service: use GitLab
As of june 1st, we will shut down our Subversion server. Only a small number of users have active repositories on the subversion server. GitLab is offered as an alternative service. Users of svn.science.ru.nl and svn.cs.ru.nl are requested to move their repositories. Instructions on how to proceed can be found on our Subversion page.
Bram Daams 26 apr 2016 17:00 (CEST)
Encrypt your laptop: don't be the source of a data breach
Loss and theft of laptops are a common problem. If a lost laptop contains personal data this is considered a data breach that must be reported and can possibly lead to a fine for Radboud University. To prevent data breaches and fines, we strongly encourage you to encypt the hard disk of your laptop. This can be done easily, for Windows with BitLocker or VeraCrypt, for Mac with FileVault and for Linux with VeraCrypt. The C&CZ helpdesk can give advice.
Peter van Campen 18 apr 2016 12:56 (CEST)
Matlab R2016a available
The latest version of Matlab, R2016a, is available for departments that have licenses. The software and license codes can be obtained through a mail to postmaster for those entitled to it. The software can also be found on the install-disc. All C&CZ-managed Linux machines will soon have this version installed, an older version (/opt/matlab-R2015b/bin/matlab) is still available temporarily. The C&CZ-managed Windows machines will not receive a new version during the semester to prevent problems with version dependencies in current lectures. The R2015b release was the last version for 32-bit Windows. R2016a supports 64-bit Windows, but not 32-bit Windows.
Peter van Campen 13 apr 2016 17:38 (CEST)
Maintenance network switches April 4th 2016
On Monday evening, April 4th, 2016 from 10:30 to 12:00 PM there will be maintenance on the network switches at FNWI. During this time slot the wired and wireless network will be unavailable for some time at the locations Huygens, Linnaeus, FELIX, Nanolab, A1-basement, Logistic Center, Goudsmit, Experimental Garden, Mercator 1/2/3, UBC and Day-care Center. In HFML however the network will be available. We advise to check which systems or set-ups might be affected by this and if possible shift network activity to a different time slot. You also might think about systems with alerts via Internet.
Marcel Kuppens 23 mrt 2016 10:53 (CET)
VPN: vpnsec improved and termination of vpn.science.ru.nl
The configuration and installation information of the new VPN (the IPsec based vpnsec.science.ru.nl) has been improved, in particular for OS X. The Vpnsec-macosx.mobileconfig has been signed with a certificate that can be verified. The new VPN can now be used with all devices that we tested. All users should move to the new VPN before May 1, 2016. After that, we will terminate the old VPN, that is based on PPTP.
Wim Janssen 24 feb 2016 14:35 (CET)
IPv6 pilot project
C&CZ and ISC Networks jointly started a pilot project with IPv6 networks early 2016. The aim of the project is to gain knowledge on and experience with IPv6 in order to implement it successfully on all campus networks. Currently there are two dual-stack Vlans, 1 for clients and 1 for servers. Since this is a pilot, no guarantees are given and IPv6 connectivity can be shut down for changes and maintenance. One expected change is the moving of the SURFnet IPv6 connection from the Huygens building to the Forum (ISC building). Until then, only outlets in the FNWI buildings can be connected to this network. Joining the pilot is thus only possible at the moment through C&CZ Networks, , for outlets in FNWI buildings.
Peter van Campen 23 feb 2016 17:26 (CET)
Move to RU print system Peage
C&CZ and the ISC are preparing the replacement of the C&CZ printing system by the RU-wide Peage printing system, that can be used by students some years now. Once staff and guests can also use Peage, the C&CZ printing system can be phased out. The move is expected to take place from April. Peage benefits include: follow-me-printing and Scan-to-Me scanning. A disadvantage is that one can not have different budget groups. Charging employees for the costs will be done through the account (kostenplaats) of the chief appointment. The Konica Minolta printer in the restaurant of the Huygens building is a Peage printer already. If Peage is further implemented, we will start with the Konica Minolta printers on the ground floor of the Huygens building. After the ground floor, we will continue with the other floors and finally with the buildings around Huygens.
Wim Janssen 23 feb 2016 17:25 (CET)
Science SLURM compute cluster: using idle nodes
The SLURM configuration of the cn-cluster has been changed. This gives jobs of owners high priority in their own partition (on their own nodes) and it makes it possible for all users to use all nodes with low priority. Next to that, all users can submit jobs to run on the C&CZ purchased node, with shorter running jobs getting higher priority.
Ben Polman 19 feb 2016 17:41 (CET)
Compute clusternode for general FNWI use
In order to facilitate FNWI departments that don't have their own clusternodes, but that incidentally have computing needs, C&CZ has purchased a cn-clusternode. The original reason for C&CZ to buy this computer server actually was to help departments phase out old clusternodes that are much less energy efficient (performance per Watt). The C&CZ clusternode is a Dell PowerEdge R730 with 2 processors (10-core Xeon E5-2660V3 at 2.6 GHz) and 256 GB memory.
Peter van Campen 26 jan 2016 16:29 (CET)
Don't become the source of a data breach yourself!
In order not to become the source of a data breach yourself, it is wise to consider what personal information you have of others (colleagues, students, ...). If you do not really need this information, deleting it is the safest option. Encrypting personal data, e.g. by using the free software 7zip (open source) or VeraCrypt, both available for Windows/Linux/MacOSX, is a good choice too, especially if you have the data on a mobile data carrier, such as a laptop or a USB stick. The filesystem of smartphones/tablets/laptops can often be encrypted too (Windows, Android, iPad/iPhone). Furthermore in case of theft or loss, these can often be remotely wiped (Android, iPad/iPhone). Reports of a data breach can be done at C&CZ, but also 24/7 at the ISC IT Helpdesk, tel: (024-36)22222 / e-mail: .
Peter van Campen 25 jan 2016 18:18 (CET)
Dell/Intel HPC code optimization event Amsterdam
January 14, 2016, Dell is organizing a high performance (HPC) community event in Amsterdam. Martin Hilgeman (Dell) will talk about optimization of software, Laurent Duhem (Intel) about developer tools. Interested employees and students may register for the event at the event's website. Topics as parallellization, GPU's and co-processors will be discussed.
Peter van Campen 15 dec 2015 17:03 (CET)
MS Visio and MS Project removed from pcs
Because the grace period for the use of MS Visio and MS Project ends January 1, 2016, this software will be removed from C&CZ Managed pcs. Employees wanting to stay or start using Project and/or Visio should contact C&CZ for a license that must be paid for per installation.
Wim Janssen 15 dec 2015 11:12 (CET)
Data breaches must be reported and will be fined
As of January 1, 2016, organizations are obliged by law to report data leaks. If you notice that you have access to personal data that you shouldn't have, you have to report that, e.g. to C&CZ and/or CERT-RU. If you yourself are working with personal data, you need to do that securely. Unsecure handling of personal data could lead to a huge fine. In the near future, extra attention will be given to informing and involving the RU community w.r.t. this issue.
Peter van Campen 14 dec 2015 17:55 (CET)
New version of OriginLab (2016, 9.3)
A new version (2016, 9.3) of OriginLab, software for scientific graphing and data analysis, can be found on the Install-disk. The license server has been upgraded to this version. Departments that take part in the license can request installation and license info from C&CZ, also for standalone use. Installation on C&CZ managed PCs still has to be planned. Departments that want to start using OriginLab should contact C&CZ.
Peter van Campen 4 dec 2015 17:10 (CET)
New version of Mathematica (10.3.0)
A new version of Mathematica (10.3.0) has been installed on all C&CZ managed Linux systems, older versions can still be found in /vol/mathematica. The installation files for Windows, Linux and Apple Mac can be found on the Install-disk, also for older versions of Mathematica. Departments that take part in the license can request installation and license info from C&CZ.
Ben Polman 2 dec 2015 16:44 (CEST)
Watch out! Scammers send mail resembling a picture sent from a smartphone
Early this week, many employees received an email with the subject "img", as entire content "Sent from my Lenovo" and as attachment malware with a name like "IMG_0112201135_2015 JPEG.cab". A ".cab" file is a compressed archive, similar to a zip file. Because people on Windows PCs usually do not see file extensions, this seems to be a picture (JPEG) to them, but it is a "....JPEG.exe". Double clicking on the fake picture infects the computer by executing the ".exe". Therefore C&CZ changed the MIMEDefang filter on the Science mailserver to remove ".cab" attachments from mails, as has been done for years with other dangerous extensions like ".exe". When a user fell for this malware all kinds of files were encrypted by the malware and the user was notified about a ransom that had to be paid to decrypt the files. This could be fixed by reinstalling the PC and restoring a backup of before the encryption. As of today, this malware is also detected by F-Secure. Idea: change your Windows settings not to hide file extensions.
Erik Joost Visser 25 nov 2015 16:22 (CET)
Digital testing/exams in a safe browser environment in the computer labs
It is now possible to do digital testing (take exams) in the C&CZ managed computer labs. Various question/answer forms are supported, at the moment mainly open questions and multiple choice. Please contact C&CZ for further information.
Remco Aalbers 24 nov 2015 18:11 (CET)
New VPN: vpnsec.science.ru.nl
A new VPN service, with server vpnsec.science,ru.nl, based on IPsec is available. We intend to have all users moved over to the new VPN before March 1, 2016 and then terminate the old VPN based on PPTP.
Wim Janssen 24 nov 2015 12:25 (CET)
Eduroam SMS code for guests through mailinglist
Displaying the daily changing eduroam Visitor Access (eVA) SMS code on the Huygens information screens will be stopped at the request of SURFnet. With this code guests could connect to the guest part of the wireless network eduroam without help from others. C&CZ has developed an alternative: the code can be mailed daily to e.g. secretaries of departments of the Faculty of Science. This can be requested by mail to postmaster. Employees who want to give wifi access to (groups of) guests, may do so by contacting the C&CZ helpdesk, tel. 20000. As of December 1, the SMS codes will also be available through the Library of Science.
Bram Daams 23 nov 2015 14:31 (CET)
Replacement of phones by IP phones almost ready
The replacement of telephones by IP phones is in full gear and will be completed in a few weeks. Next to IP phones, departments also have the option of mobile corporate phones based on Vodafone Wireless Office
Bert Witte 27 okt 2015 12:27 (CET)
Matlab mobile for iPhone/iPad and Android
Matlab Mobile is a lightweight Matlab desktop for iPhone/iPad and Android, that connects to a Matlab session running on MathWorks Cloud or on your computer. From smartphone or tablet, typical Matlab tasks like evaluating commands, running scripts, creating and manipulating plots and figures, and viewing results can be performed. Custom keyboards on iOS and Android help to easily enter Matlab syntax. To use it, install the app from the App Store or Play Store and create a Mathworks account with an email address ending in: @science.ru.nl, @student.science.ru.nl, @donders.ru.nl, @pwo.ru.nl, @let.ru.nl, @fm.ru.nl, @ai.ru.nl, @socsci.ru.nl, @ru.nl, @student.ru.nl or @radboudumc.nl .
Peter van Campen 23 okt 2015 13:04 (CEST)
The most recent version of Microsoft Office, 2016, is available on the Install network share. The license permits installation of this version on university computers. License codes can be requested from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster. For privately owned computers you can order this software relatively cheap at Surfspot.
Wim Janssen 21 okt 2015 16:05 (CEST)
Science compute cluster will move to SLURM
The C&CZ managed compute clusters will be migrated to use SLURM as cluster software. The older cluster software Torque / MAUI and Sun/Oracle GridEngine will be phased out. Many thanks to Pim Schellart of Astrophysics for creating the documentation.
Ben Polman 14 okt 2015 15:45 (CEST)
Online surveys: New version of LimeSurvey, login with Science account
A new version of LimeSurvey has been installed, along with some new and modern templates. It is no longer necessary to request a login, any Science account can log in now.
More information about LimeSurvey...
Remco Aalbers 29 sep 2015 14:45 (CEST)
Do not fall for phone scam
Peter van Campen 25 sep 2015 17:21 (CEST)
New version of OriginLab (2015, 9.2)
A new version (2015, 9.2) of OriginLab, software for scientific graphing and data analysis, can be found on the Install-disk. The license server has been upgraded to this version. Departments that take part in the license can request installation and license info from C&CZ, also for standalone use. Installation on C&CZ managed PCs still has to be planned. Departments that want to start using OriginLab should contact C&CZ.
Ben Polman 24 sep 2015 11:49 (CEST)
Matlab R2015b available
The latest version of Matlab, R2015b, is available for departments that have licenses. The software and license codes can be obtained through a mail to postmaster for those entitled to it. The software can also be found on the install-disc. All C&CZ-managed Linux machines will soon have this version installed, an older version (/opt/matlab-R2015a/bin/matlab) is still available temporarily. The C&CZ-managed Windows machines will not receive a new version during the semester to prevent problems with version dependencies in current lectures. The R2015b release is the last version for 32-bit Windows. R2016a will support 64-bit Windows, but not 32-bit Windows.
Peter van Campen 21 sep 2015 17:07 (CEST)
Maple new version: Maple2015
The latest version of Maple, Maple2015, is available as of today on all C&CZ managed Linux PC's and will be available shortly on all Windows PC's. The license of Maple is a 5-user license. Of these, 4 are financed by the Faculty of Science departments EHEF and THEF. Because 1 license is paid by C&CZ, all FNWI employees and students are allowed to use Maple once in a while. If you want to use Maple more often, please contact C&CZ. The software can be found on the Install network share. License codes can be obtained from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster.
Ben Polman 18 sep 2015 10:41 (CET)
Online Matlab course
If you want to learn Matlab interactively, at your own pace, visit the Matlab Academy and create an account with an email address ending in: @science.ru.nl, @student.science.ru.nl, @donders.ru.nl, @pwo.ru.nl, @let.ru.nl, @fm.ru.nl, @ai.ru.nl, @socsci.ru.nl, @ru.nl or @student.ru.nl and use the Activation Key that you can get from C&CZ if your department takes part in the campus Matlab license.
Peter van Campen 28 aug 2015 11:01 (CEST)
TeX Collection 2015
Peter van Campen 27 aug 2015 18:12 (CEST)
To make it easier to install NI LabVIEW for departments that participate in the license, the newly arrived "Fall 2015" version has been copied to the Install network share. License codes can be obtained from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster.
Peter van Campen 27 aug 2015 18:09 (CEST)
Print big size stickers
Printing big size stickers is now possible on the poster printer "Kamerbreed". It was already possible to print on photo paper and on canvas. The price for printing stickers is € 30 per A0.
Stefan Reijgwart 24 aug 2015 16:16 (CET)
Wireless network FNWI much improved in coverage and capacity
In the past months, the number of wireless access points in the Huygens building, Mercator 1 and HFML has been much increased, from 97 to 219. Almost all of these access points also support the new 802.11ac standard. This has much improved both coverage and capacity of the wireless network 'eduroam' in these buildings. To make sure that both coverage and capacity is optimal in important locations, the ISC will take measurements in the next weeks. We also ask users within FNWI that still have problems with the wireless network, to report this to the C&CZ helpdesk (). Where necessary, adjustments will then be made. More information about the wireless network can be found at the ISC website. The other FNWI buildings will get an upgrade in 2016, if budget is available.
Marcel Kuppens 20 aug 2015 16:32 (CEST)
Wireless network ru-guest will be replaced September 10 by eVA
As of September 10, the wireless network 'ru-guest' will no longer be available. Guests of Radboud University can now use the wireless network 'eduroam' through 'eVA' (eduroam Visitor Access). All employees and students of FNWI can request one or more eVA guest accounts at the C&CZ helpdesk (). When requesting eVA accounts please supply your mail address and your mobile number. More information on eVA can be found at the SURF website.
Marcel Kuppens 20 aug 2015 16:32 (CEST)
ArcGIS 10.3.1 available
A campus license of ArcGIS 10.3.1 is available. ArgGIS is being installed on all pcs in the computer labs. On request, it can be installed on managed Windows 7 pc's as well. Setup files and installation instructions are available on the Install network share for home use by students and employees. Home users need to setup a VPN connection in order to reach the license server.
Bram Daams 7 aug 2015 16:58 (CEST)
The most recent version of Microsoft Windows, 10, is available on the Install network share. The license permits upgrade to this version on university computers. License codes can be requested from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster. For privately owned computers you can order this software relatively cheap at Surfspot.
Peter van Campen 6 aug 2015 11:02 (CEST)