2012/06/18 - Internet Quota System Adjustments (june/july vac)
As is customary at this time of year, we've made some adjustments to the demand-side scaling factors that affect the Internet quota system. The intention of these changes is to allow staff and postgraduate students who remain in Grahamstown to make better use of the Internet bandwidth that is available over the June/July vacation.

This vacation we'll be making adjustments that'll apply between now and 07:59 on Sunday 22 July 2012. During this period the following scale factors 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

Which more or less equates to a temporary doubling Internet quotas for the duration of the vac.

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.
This is just a reminder that the quota system reverted to its normal term-time values early this morning.