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Issue 56 - June 2008

Upgrade Strategy for the CityU’s Central Infrastructure Servers
The Computer Room in the Computing Services Centre (CSC) is the core location where most of the critical IT equipments are resided. The room, built and designed over 20 years ago together with the whole campus, its space was believed to be more than enough when it was first enacted. However...

Free Internet Access – Eduroam and WiFi Hotspots
"Eduroam" (Education Roaming) is a global wireless network using WPA(IEEE802.1X) security technology to enable staff and students of a member institution to use the wireless network of another Eduroam member with the use of the credentials (user name and password) provided by their home institution. CityU staff and students can now enjoy free Wi-Fi ...

What's Up?

Staff Desktop Computer Replacement for Administrative and Support Offices
While some offices have managed to replace their staff PCs from time to time using their own resources, yet around 1,100 units of desktop PCs that are at least 3 years old are still being used by various administrative and support offices....

The Progress of the Network Upgrade
As mentioned in the previous article on Campus Network Upgrade (Ref: Network Computing Issue 54 - December 2007), the University’s campus network is currently undergoing a major upgrade, from CTNET III to CTNET IV. The network upgrade ...

Farewell to Hard Copy Services

After serving the CityU community diligently for 14 years, the Hard Copy Services (HCS) will retire on June 30, 2008. The HCS came into service in 1994. You see and walk by its productions everyday, for example, the big banners hanging above the red doors entrance to the ...

Termination of the High Performance Computer Service

The Computing Services Centre (CSC) launched its first in-house high performance computer service (through the node named Thomas) to facilitate academic research in 2001 in order to provide supporting services to ...


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