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So that you can be prepared in case people ask you about it, the message
below is being sent (most likely tonight) to everyone with a Moose account
who hasn't "zoomed" on over to Zoo yet.  (It will also reach people who
requested Zoo accounts last spring or summer, before the "zoom" command was
available.  We couldn't exclude those people from getting the message,
hence the disclaimer in the first paragraph to ignore the message if you
already use Zoo.)

This is really the beginning of CIT's publicity asking Moose account
holders to move over to Zoo, and will be followed by an issue of our
@uvm.edu newsletter devoted to the topic.  While we want to reassure
everyone that it's not required to move from Moose to Zoo immediately, we
do want to encourage people to do so, so that they don't get stuck after
the end of the semester (currently targeted for Dec. 31) when logins to
Moose will no longer be possible.

As usual, questions and suggestions via Advocats to directly to me are very
welcome.

Thanks again for your help!

-- Dean Williams

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This message is being sent to all Moose account owners who have not yet
used "zoom" to set up a Zoo account.  If you already use Zoo, you can
disregard this message; if not, please keep reading:

Zoo is a cluster of Unix computers -- Moose, Elk, and Gnu -- that work
together to provide additional processing power. Moose is part of that
cluster, but your Moose account alone won't give you access to the full
power of the cluster.

In order to take advantage of the additional processors, you need a Zoo
account instead.

To set up a Zoo account, just log in to your Moose account and type "zoom"
at the prompt, then follow the instructions on your screen. Once you
"zoom"  from Moose to Zoo, your Moose account will stay active for one
week. But because Moose is the file server for the cluster, the move from
Moose to Zoo does not disturb your files or your access to them. Your
files will immediately be accessible from your Zoo account, your e-mail
will still reach you, and you can benefit from the additional processing
power of the Zoo cluster.

Moose users can "zoom" to Zoo anytime this semester. After the end of the
semester, Moose will perform its file server duties full-time, and logins
will not be allowed. So "zoom" on over and start taking advantage of the
Zoo cluster now !

More information about Zoo is available on the web at:
    http://www.uvm.edu/cit/zoo

If you have questions, please send mail to [log in to unmask] or call the
CIT HelpLine at 656-2604.
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Dean Williams                                       [log in to unmask]
Assistant Director for Client Services              656-1174
Division of Computing and Information Technology