We would like to inform our users that we plan to phase out the HKURSC (IBM RS6000 running AIX 3.2.5) and HKUSGA (SGI Power Challenger L running Irix 6.4) systems by September 30, 2000.
The HKURSC and HKUSGA systems have been operating and serving the academic users of HKU for more than 7 years. Due to rapid changes in computer technology, the processing power of these systems are substantially lower than the newer generation of machines and their maintenance cost is also significantly higher. Computer Centre is now in the process of tendering for the acquisition of a new computer to replace these systems. Current application packages available on the HKURSC and HKUSGA systems include S-plus, Maple V, SPSS and Lisrel. These software and their licenses will either be transferred to the new machine when it is installed or to other existing academic servers (HKUSUA or HKUSUB). Computer Centre will announce the transfer of these software licenses at a later date as soon as the delivery schedule of the new system is finalised in the early part of July.
If users have any enquiries or concerns regarding the phasing out of
these systems, please contact the undersigned or Mr. CM Mak (tel: 2859
2491, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
) for assistance.
Tel: 2859 7972