Dear users of cyclone and Ubuntu,

A large part of the data under /Data/ is being migrated to the central IT department storage place. To finish the migration, this Tursday between 9:00 and 15:00 paths below /Data/ won't be accessible all the time (or at least not writable).

Hereafter, on both the Ubuntu clients and on cyclone, all your files are still available under the regular /Data/gfi and /Data/skd paths you're used to. On Windows the new locations will be as follows:


For your convenience, you can map each to a drive letter by following this HOWTO.

On the Wiki there is more detailed information on GFI & SKD Storage.

Feel free to contact us via if you have any questions.

Update 28.05 : The data migration is finished and all Linux and Window paths with the new destinations should be accessible.

Best regards,

The IT department and the Scientific Computing Group

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the course on the national HPC systems & NIRD Toolkit and a basic course on UNIX. More details are available on the course webpage at:

The course is free of charge and is on Zoom. Zoom link will be sent to all participants before the course.

For registration:

The HPC course will be held between 27th -29th October (900-12:30) and the UNIX course between 19th &20th October (900-12:30).

Register before 14th October for the UNIX course and before October 21st for HPC & NIRD Toolkit Course.

Looking forward to see you at the event!

The Scientific Computing Group at the UiB IT department

Dear Cyclone and Grunch Users,

Our machine room at Thormøhlensgate 55 will have power outage during Friday 17 April 15:00 to Sunday 19. April 24:00.

There will be planned work to do maintenance for power line in the building.
Because of that maintenance, we have to take down all our servers at 15:00 Friday 17. April and hopefully we will take all servers online before 08:00 Monday 20. April.

cyclone and grunch server will be taken down and will not be accessible during this time.

/shared/ filesystem which is exported via to the university campus will not be accessible during this time.

We advice all users to plan their work in good time to avoid unnecessary problems.

Update20:30_19.04.2020: Our downtime is over, cyclone and grunch is back online. 
Please contact us via if you have any further questions.

Best Regards

Scientific computing team.

During the last week, we have experienced a problem with as our NFS server, it crashes due to Lustre bug triggered by NFS related unknown reason. After some debugging, we have made some changes to our Lustre configuration, which looks promising so far. has been running without a problem for the last 2 days. We will keep monitoring the system and will post here if anything else happens.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you encounter any problem regarding NFS and samba exports from

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due to a GPFS file system hang on the fimm frontend, for a short period of time (hopefully 10-15 minutes), the frontend will not be available, all users need to log in again after this.

Update, 10:12: fimm frontend needs to be rebooted to clear the hang.
Update, 10:26: fimm frontend is now rebooted and up again.