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Election night and its impact on our network

On a typical night this semester, the internet connection for Gustavus tends to max out at around 450Mbit/s.  But last night was a little different.  Last night was election night 2012 ( also a presidential election year ) and a lot of people were getting updates on the elections via the internet.  As a result, […]

2012 Commencement Time Lapse

Want to watch the 2012 Gustavus Commencement ceremony but don’t have 3 hours to spare?  Here you can watch the entire day compressed down to just over 1 minute. This video was created from a series of images captured by the webcam which lives in the stadium press box and provides a view of the […]

Gustavus WiFi network downtime Monday April 2nd

Starting on Monday morning, April 2nd 2012,  GTS will be upgrading the system in charge of the majority of the wireless (WiFi) network on campus.  For short periods of time the wireless network will be unavailable.  Anyone who needs to maintain a solid network connection during this time is encouraged to plug in with an […]

2011 Nobel Conference Streaming Statistics

You may have known that Nobel Conference 47 drew thousands of people to Gustavus this week, but you probably didn’t know that there were also a lot of people watching the event live online. The graph to the right shows the number of concurrent video streams we were serving from our live streaming system.  The […]

Watch the Nobel Conference Live

Can’t make it over to Lund Center to watch the Nobel Conference in person?  Watch it live on your computer or smart phone where ever you happen to be. Live video will begin Tuesday morning October 4th 2011. Visit the Nobel Conference website to learn more about this years conference.

2010 Graduate Accounts Expiring in August

Earlier today GTS sent out an email to all of the students who graduated in 2010 to inform them that their accounts would be expiring on August 10th, 2011. Here is what that message looked like: Your Gustavus account (email and home directory access) is set to expire on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011.  If you […]

Internet Bandwidth Increase

Up until Wednesday morning the entire campus shared our 200Mbit/s internet connection. At around 10am we switched to a new provider ( Global Crossing ) and with that change came a 50Mbit/s bandwidth increase which puts us at 250Mbit/s. For anyone who is curious about our current bandwidth usage, you can check out our graphs […]

3 Year Time Lapse Video of Perry

Ever since we first heard about the possibility of a Titan Arum ( corpse flower a.k.a Amorphophallus titanum) blooming in the greenhouse we have been saving photos of Perry and documenting the growth.  Now that Perry has bloomed again I thought it was about time to create a time lapse video showing the amazing changes […]

Corpse Flower Link Roundup

Here is a list of resources available for all you Perry the corpse flower fans out there. http://gustavus.edu/biology/titanarum/ This is the main launching point for all your corpse flower needs including webcam images updated every minute and Brian O’Brien’s blog posts about Perry. http://news.blog.gustavus.edu/2010/07/06/rare-corpse-flower-set-to-bloom-again-at-gustavus/ This page has lots of information for anyone planning on coming […]

Live Video of Corpse Flower

Now that Perry the Titan Arum ( Corpse Flower ) is getting ready to bloom again, we have installed a new camera in the green house to stream live video to anyone who wishes to watch it. If the live video stream is not quite what you are looking for, we also have a webcam […]