IT Services Alerts - College central computer room and network at risk period, November 12th, 7am - 2pm

It is necessary to undertake some essential upgrading works on the electrical substation at the Paddock which is located just north of House 33. This work involves the installation of a new electrical power supply that will service an IS Services Green Data centre within Aras An Phiarsaigh, which is currently under development. This new electrical supply will be installed in the Paddock substation which supplies electrical power to the following group of buildings:

  • Aras An Phiarsaigh
  • 200 Pearse Street (ISS & Security Centre)
  • 199 Pearse Street
  • Houses 47 to 52 (Residences)
  • Student Health Centre
  • Day Nursery
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Printing House
  • Buildings on east side of Printing House Lane
  • House 33 to 37 (Residences)
  • House 38 & 40 (Residences)
  • House 39 (School of Law)

It is proposed to carry out the work on Saturday 12th November 2011. While the work is taking place all buildings affected will be provided with electrical power by means of a standby generator. In order to install the standby generator all areas listed will have two power outages on the day as follows;

  • 7.00 am to 7.30 am approximately to allow the installation of the standby generator
  • 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm approximately to allow removal of the standby generator

Staff will be requested to ensure all personal computers and equipment are turned off before each power outage.

At all other times during the day of Saturday 12th November normal operation of the buildings impacted can take place.

Between 7.30am and 1.30pm the standby generator will supply power to the all the buildings listed above.

Following removal of the standby generator between 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm the mains electricity will be restored to all buildings.

Areas outside those listed will have normal electrical power throughout the day.

The existing Data Centre in 200 Pearse Street will be provided with electrical power by means of an existing emergency backup system.  No interruption to computer and data network services is anticipated. The purpose of this communication is to notify College network connected users of a higher than normal, yet low, risk of interruption of computer and network services between the period 7.00am to 2.00pm.

Should the availability of College IT services be affected by this work please check the IS Services website and/or the IS Services Twitter feed at for updates.

IS Services would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.