As is customary at this time of year, we've made some adjustments to the Internet quota system to allow staff and postgraduate students who remain in Grahamstown to make better use of the Internet bandwidth that is available over the end-of-year vacation.

From now until the end of Friday 3 February 2012, the following demand-side management system scaling factors will apply:
  • Monday–Friday
    • 00:00–00:59 — scale factor of 0.1
    • 01:00–07:59 — scale factor of 0.02
    • 08:00–16:59 — scale factor of 0.5
    • 17:00–23:59 — scale factor of 0.1
  • Weekends
    • 00:00–00:59 — scale factor of 0.1
    • 01:00–07:59 — scale factor of 0.02
    • 08:00–23:59 — scale factor of 0.1

During the University's annual shutdown (from 17:00 on Tuesday 20 December 2011 until 07:59 on Wednesday 4 January 2012), a scale factor of 0.01 will apply at all times of the day.

We expect that the above values will remain in force for the duration of the vac without further change. However, as has happened in the past, it is possible that during the course of the vacation we may make further adjustments (either up or down) depending on the absolute demand on the University's Internet bandwidth. Any adjustments that reduce the Internet quota available to users will be posted to this noticeboard topic in advanced. You are encouraged to check here for up-to-date information rather than making assumptions.

Please be aware that we take the above adjustments into consideration when evaluating applications for quota credits at this time of year.