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Maintenance Schedule

Planned Shutdown - July 9, 2018

The HPCC facility will undergo a maintenance shut down beginning at 8am on July 9 and going through 5pm on July 11.  Scheduling of jobs to cluster queues will be stopped and the queues will be drained beginning at 5pm on July 6. The Globus Connect data transfer service will remain available and data will be accessible through this service throughout the maintenance period.

For more information regarding the upcoming changes and the maintenance timeline, please see the slides that were presented at the HPCC User Group Meeting on June 6, 2018.  The slides can be downloaded here (User_Group_Meeting-June_2018.pdf).


Maintenance downtime policy for  HPCC systems:

  • Special periods may be reserved for performing routine maintenance. Users will be notified as early as possible when we are planning on bring the systems down for any reason.
  • Systems may also go down at anytime to fix security issues, but every effort will be made to give the earliest possible notice.
  • Maintenance may also be required without prior notice in the event of system crashes or any unstable behavior.

Users should always keep extra copies of any files that are critical to their research on systems that are outside of the HPCC to guard against possible loss in the event of unforeseen catastrophic failure.

This policy is just good general practice and applies to all critical research files, regardless of where they are stored or whether or not they are located on HPCC resources.

For further information, see the "Data Transfer" and "Data Policy" guides on this web site.

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