There is a planned maintenance on the electric power line in the server room for the 25th of September. Therefore Hexagon, related file systems and storage enclosures has to be taken offline.
The maintenance is scheduled to start at 20:00. According to plan, Hexagon should be back by the end of the day.
Running jobs will be stopped. All scheduled jobs in the queue will be started automatically when the system is operational again.
Update 20.09.2017: Please note the time change. The maintenance window has been moved from Saturday, 23rd of September to Monday, 25th of September 20:00.
Update 26.09.2017: UPS maintenance is over yesterday night, and we have a problem to take hexagon online due to some filesystem storage issues. We are working on it and we apologize for inconveniences.
Update 26.09.2017: Hexagon is up and available again since 09:08 AM.
Update 14:00_26.09.2017: Hexagon work file system crashed unexpectedly, we are working on it. sorry for inconveniences.
Update 14:40_26.09.2017 Hexagon has to be taken down due to hardware issues related to work filesystem. We try to resolve problems as soon as possible.
Update 16:40_26.09.2017 Hexagon is back online again. problem with work filesystem is resolved.
The network equipment connecting Hexagon and IMR has to be changed and needs a maximum two hours downtime.
Therefore IMR volumes will be unmounted on Tuesday, 29th of August from 09:00 AM for approximately two hours. By that time, please stop all your processes on Hexagon which are using the IMR volumes.
On Friday, 25th of August maintenance on electric lines in the server room will be carried out. Therefore Hexagon must be switched off. All related file systems (/work, /work-common) will be also off.
The maintenance will start at 07:00 and according to the plan should last until 13:00 o'clock.
During this time work-common will not be available on Grunch .Update:
- 25.08.2017 07:00: Maintenance has started.
- 25.08.2017 12:50: Storage controller issues are delaying startup of the machine. We are working on the fix.
- 25.08.2017 15:05: Storage controller issues were remediated. Some disks are rebuilding for /work-common filesystem, thus performance impact might be expected for a couple of days.
- 25.08.2017 15:20: Hexagon is up again.
There is a new three hours scheduled maintenance for the storage serving /migrate and /bcmhsm.
This will take place on 6th of April starting from 13:00 o'clock.
There is a three hours scheduled maintenance for the storage serving /migrate and /bcmhsm.
This will take place on 28th of March starting from 13:00 o'clock.
/work and /work-common filesystems will be unavailable on Grunch on 18th of October starting from 09:00 o'clock. This downtime is part of the scheduled maintenance advertised at
Length of downtime is up to 8 hours for /work-common and up to 2 days for /work.
Please make sure that by this time there are no jobs using /work or /work-common, to avoid data-loss and/or data corruption.
We will keep you updated here.
Update: 2016-10-19 11:07 /work-common is back online and re-mounted on grunch.
We will have a two day planned maintenance on hexagon starting on 18th of October 09:00.
During the maintenance we will carry out filesystem upgrade, firmware upgrades as well service the hardware.The job submission system has reservation in place, thus jobs which are not able to finish before maintenance start, will not be started.Update: 2016-10-18 09:35
Maintenance has started, slightly delayed due to traffic jam.Update: 2016-10-19 12:00
Maintenance has been finished, Hexagon is up and accessible again.
There is a scheduled maintenance on UPS and UPS power lines in HPC server room on Saturday, 20th Feb. All HPC resources will be stopped at 8:30, we are expecting this maintenance to finish before 17:00 same day.
Hexagon, FImm, Grunch and other connected to them resources will be unavailable. Hexagon queuing system has reservation in place, so that jobs which are not able to finish before the maintenance will not be started.
2016-02-20 07:45 System maintenance has started.
2016-02-20 16:30 /work-common filesystem storage got damaged, recovery progress is ongoing.
2016-02-21 07:30 System maintenance has finished, HPC systems are functional again.
During the maintenance we have:
- applied different firmware updates and patches
- installed newer libraries, compilers and tools
Please note that all libraries compiled with previous version of PGI will have to be recompiled.
Below you will find the complete list of the newly installed software:
- CCE 8.4.0
- Chapel 1.12.0
- Craype 2.4.2
- GCC 5.1.0
- FFTW 18.104.22.168
- HDF5 1.8.14
- PGI 15.3.0
- PerfTools 6.3.0
- MPI 7.2.5
- NetCDF 22.214.171.124
- Totalview 8.15.7
There will be a maintenance on Hexagon on October, 20th from 9:00. We are planning to finish by the end of the same day.
Queue system has reservation in place. It will not allow to run jobs which will not finish before the maintenance start.
During this maintenance slot we will:
- Apply Cray SW patches to improve stability, especially of the /work filesystem.
- Add qsub filter, it will replace email notifications when the job can’t start or has suboptimal parameters and instead it will provide output to terminal when one submits the job.
P.S. During the maintenance /work-common will not be available on GRUNCH and FIMM.
2015-10-20 09:00 - Scheduled maintenance has started.Update:
2015-10-20 17:57 - Maintenance is finished. Please see changes at