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  • Blue Waters Permanent Shutdown Notification

    Created by: jenos 2022-01-03 13:36:01 (Channels: mandatory)

    Blue Waters Users-

    Thank you for being part of the Blue Waters experience- we hope it has served your science well.  It is now permanently shutdown.

    Blue Waters Project Team


  • Blue Waters End of Service (12/31/2021) Reminder

    Created by: gbauer 2021-12-17 15:41:51 (Channels: mandatory)

    Dear Blue Waters Partner - This is a reminder that Blue Waters will end production at midnight on December 31, 2021. Please make plans now to complete the transfer of your data from Blue Waters prior to December 31, 2021, as we cannot guarantee there will be an extended access grace period after that date....
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  • NCSA Operations Update

    Created by: bbode 2020-03-18 08:32:01 (Channels: mandatory)

    Valued partners and collaborators, NCSA is doing our part to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and the community. Therefore, we have taken the necessary steps to help minimize the risk of infection, including transitioning our staff to working remotely. These measures are to protect our team and to...
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  • Blue Waters Announcement: Nearline Retirement Approaching!

    Created by: bbode 2020-03-02 09:28:06 (Channels: mandatory|scheduledoutages)

    Hello Blue Waters Partners,     The Blue Waters nearline (tape) subsystem will be permanently shutdown March 31, 2020. This is a hard deadline with no extension possible as NCSA is contractually obligated to remove the controlling software and metadata following the shutdown since we will no longer have the right...
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  • Blue Waters Nearline Phase Out

    Created by: bbode 2020-01-28 10:09:30 (Channels: mandatory)

    Hello Blue Waters Partners,     This is a reminder that the Blue Waters nearline (tape) system will be permanantly shutdown and dismantled on 4/1/2020 (no extension is possible). A rush on data retrieval is expected as the end of nearline service approaches which will be limited by the retrieval throughput...
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  • BlueWaters returned to service

    Created by: mshow 2019-12-22 23:32:00 (Channels: mandatory|unscheduledoutages)

    After a full system reboot and checkout, the system hs been retrned to full service operations

  • Blue Waters Operations Transitioning

    Created by: jenos 2019-12-19 19:03:08 (Channels: mandatory|systemnotices|general|policychange)

    Hello Blue Waters partners, Today marks the conclusion of regular NSF Blue Waters operations and allocations.  Allocations ending today will be granted the normal 90 day grace period to transfer data off Blue Waters storage systems. After today, jobs remaining in the queue will be permitted to run but job submission...
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  • Blue Waters returned to service

    Created by: mshow 2019-02-24 03:41:58 (Channels: mandatory|unscheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    The high-speed network issue on Blue Waters was resolved and the system returned to normal operations at 3:30 AM CT.

  • Blue Waters returned to full service

    Created by: mshow 2018-06-12 10:23:37 (Channels: mandatory|unscheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    Blue Waters has returned to full service after recovery from a power event.

  • Blue Waters system power interruption

    Created by: mshow 2018-06-12 04:56:14 (Channels: mandatory|unscheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    Thunderstorms have resulted in a power interruption of the BlueWaters System. This outage imacts both the compute nodes and all  filesystems. Therefore, a full reboot will be necessary.Return to service is estimated to be approximately 10 am Centeral time.

    BW Admin