Dear Hexagon Users,
Hexagon has been running without maintenance contract with Cray for more than a year now, moreover it is very difficult to get spare parts for it while hardware failures occur more often. Therefore we plan to switch off Hexagon on 28.12.2018. In consequence, job execution will not be possible after that date. Regarding data, there will be a grace period of 2 months (until the end of February 2019) to allow users to move their data out of the hexagon filesystem. At the end of the grace period, the following will happen:
• /home will be reformatted and only data for users of grunch and cyclone retained,
• /work will disappear as it is per today,
• /shared file system will be reconfigured and shrunk and only paid project spaces will be retained (as per today uniklima, gfi and skd subfolders),
• scientific applications installed in /shared/apps will be retained.
It is very important that you plan for this as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this process.