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  • Blue Waters: NPCF Facility Power Maintenance Complete

    Created by: tbouvet 2019-06-24 06:07:40 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    The NPCF facility power maintenance is complete and Blue Waters has returned to service at 06:00 hours.

    Please email help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu to report any issues.

     

  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintence Extended until June 24 6AM CT

    Created by: tbouvet 2019-06-24 05:18:12 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    The scheduled maintenance has been extended until June 24th 6AM due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the delay in Return to Service. Availability details: Subsystem / Services  Projected Interruption Duration Compute June 23 05:00 - June 24 06:00 Login / Filesystem June 23 05:00 - June 24 06:00 Scheduler June 23 05:00 - June 24...
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  • Reminder: Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance June 23rd 2019 5AM

    Created by: tbouvet 2019-06-22 14:39:23 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    Reminder of Maintenance, On Sunday June 23, electrical maintenance is scheduled to take place at the NPCF Building which hosts Blue Waters.  Therefore, beginning at 05:00 CT, all Blue Waters subsystems will be unavailable.  The outage is expected to last until 03:00 the following morning, June 24. During this interruption, Blue Waters and...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance

    Created by: jenos 2019-06-17 12:10:59 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    On Sunday June 23, electrical maintenance is scheduled to take place at the NPCF which hosts Blue Waters.  Therefore, beginning at 05:00 CT, all Blue Waters subsystems will be unavailable.  The outage is expected to last until 03:00 the following morning, June 24. During this interruption, Blue Waters and its subsystems will...
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  • Nearline Tape Library System Maintenance

    Created by: glasgow 2019-04-22 15:04:14 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices)

    One of Nearline's four tape libraries will undergo maintenance to correct power control problems. This library system will be unavailable for four hours while the work is conducted. Files stored in the library will be unavailable for staging during that time. Retrieval jobs from Globus will wait for the files...
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  • Completed: Blue Waters Near-line Storage Maintenance

    Created by: jenos 2019-02-07 21:51:57 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    The Blue Waters Near-line storage system hardware and software upgrade process has completed successfully as of 5:30pm Feb 7.  Please report any issues to help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu . Availability details: Subsystem / Services  Projected Interruption Duration Compute No interrupt Login / Filesystem No interrupt Scheduler No interrupt Globus online endpoint (ncsa#BlueWaters) No interrupt Globus nearline endpoint (ncsa#Nearline) Feb 7 5am...
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  • Blue Waters Near-line Storage Maintenance Feb 7-8

    Created by: jenos 2019-01-25 17:09:55 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Maintenance for the Blue Waters Nearline storage system has been rescheduled after passing regression tests: it will undergo maintenance starting on Thursday, February 7th, possibly extending through February 8th. The system will be undergoing a significant software and hardware update that is expected to enhance performance and function. All other Blue Waters subsystems,...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: System returned to service

    Created by: tbouvet 2019-01-12 13:09:15 (Channels: scheduledoutages|unscheduledoutages)

    Blue Waters Users:

    The reboot is complete and the system has returned to service.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

     

  • Blue Waters Near-line Storage Maintenance Jan 23-25

    Created by: jenos 2019-01-09 16:59:42 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    The Blue Waters Nearline storage system will undergo maintenance starting on Wednesday, January 23th, possibly extending a service outage through January 25th. The system will be undergoing a significant software and hardware update that is expected to enhance performance and function. All other Blue Waters subsystems, as summarized below, will...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance - Template

    Created by: jenos 2018-10-17 13:55:56 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Blue Waters will undergo urgent maintenance on (DATE:Monday, October 15th), from (TIME: 8am until 7pm) in order to apply a security patch, as well as some other accumulated patches that have been awaiting a system interruption.  The compute system will be unavailable for the entire duration; the login nodes may return earlier.  Check the...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance Complete - Returned to Service

    Created by: jenos 2018-10-15 21:15:30 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    We are pleased to inform you that Blue Waters has been returned to service as of 8:50pm on Oct 15th. Job queue backlog has been significantly lower than usual over the past week, resulting in reduced wait time for jobs to run in most cases.  We recommend taking advantage of such...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance - Delayed Return to 9pm

    Created by: jenos 2018-10-15 20:29:46 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    < Delayed return to service from 7pm to 9pm > Blue Waters will undergo urgent maintenance on Monday, October 15th, from 8am until 9pm in order to apply a security patch, as well as some other accumulated patches that have been awaiting a system interruption.  The compute system will be unavailable for the entire...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance - Monday, October 15th

    Created by: jenos 2018-10-14 08:40:08 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Blue Waters will undergo urgent maintenance on Monday, October 15th, from 8am until 7pm in order to apply a security patch, as well as some other accumulated patches that have been awaiting a system interruption.  The compute system will be unavailable for the entire duration; the login nodes may return earlier.  Check the portal blog...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance: Return to Service

    Created by: gbauer 2018-07-16 19:43:38 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Users, Blue Waters has been returned to service after a security update and programming environment update. CUDA 9.1 is now available as the default cudatoolkit but with gcc/4.9.3 remaining as the default GNU compiler. The default programming environment otherwise did not change to allow for an extended transition to...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance Update

    Created by: jenos 2018-07-13 11:57:54 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Users, Please note the following scheduled maintenance update: The scheduled maintenance for CUDA 9.1 deployment on Blue Waters has been expanded to a near full system service outage that will span 13 hours on Monday July 16th, from 9am to 10pm. This adjustment will eliminate the need for an additional...
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  • Blue Waters XK (GPU) resource and HPSS Nearline resources will be unavailable from 9am to 12pm on Monday July 16th

    Created by: kingda 2018-07-09 09:08:10 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Users, Blue Waters XK compute resource and HPSS ncsa#Nearline resource will be undergoing maintenance Monday (July 16th) morning beginning at 9 AM. The XK compute nodes are anticipated to be unavailable for up to 3 hours. The login nodes and XE compute resource will remain in service. A new Programming Environment will be installed...
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  • Blue Waters has Returned to Service

    Created by: tbouvet 2018-02-27 02:54:45 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    The maintenance was a success and Blue Waters was returned to service February 27 at 1:35AM, with ncsa#Nearline endpoint (HPSS) returned earlier February 26 at 10PM.

  • Reminder: Blue Waters Maintenance Monday, February 26, 2018, 6AM for 24hrs

    Created by: tbouvet 2018-02-25 21:21:26 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Reminder of upcoming maintenance: Blue Waters will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance Monday (February 26th) beginning at 6 AM for a duration of 24hrs. All Blue Waters resources will be unavailable including the Globus Online endpoints and login nodes. Interim updates will be posted on the Blue Waters Message of the...
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  • UPDATE: Blue Waters Maintenance Outage Monday, February 26, 2018, 6AM for 24hrs

    Created by: tbouvet 2018-02-18 14:45:11 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Corrected month in body of email below. Outage will be February 26, 2018. Blue Waters will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance Monday (February 26th) beginning at 6 AM for a duration of 24hrs. All Blue Waters resources will be unavailable including the Globus Online endpoints and login nodes. Interim updates will...
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  • Re: Blue Waters Compute Maintenance Outage Monday, January 22, 2017, between 7:00am and 3:00pm CST

    Created by: hwleong 2018-01-22 13:28:29 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    The compute nodes maintenance was a success and Blue Waters has returned to full service at 1:05PM today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Please kindly report any issue to help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu. 

  • Blue Waters Compute Maintenance Outage Monday, January 22, 2017, between 7:00am and 3:00pm CST

    Created by: kingda 2018-01-19 15:42:06 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Blue Waters Users, Blue Waters compute hardware will be undergoing maintenance Monday (Jan 22th) morning beginning at 7 AM. The compute nodes are anticipated to be unavailable for up to 8 hours. The login nodes and data transfer nodes will remain in service. Interim updates will be posted on the Blue Waters Message of...
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  • Re: Blue Waters Nearline Maintenance and Globus-wide service outage Saturday, December 9, 2017, between 10:00am and 4:00pm CST

    Created by: gbauer 2017-12-09 21:07:24 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Globus service resumed at 2PM Central time today. The Blue Waters endpoints ncsa#BlueWaters and ncsa#Nearline are again accessible via Globus Online. Transfers initiated prior to the service outage have resumed. Blue Waters compute and login services were unaffected by the Globus outage.

    Please report any issues to help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu.

  • Blue Waters Nearline Maintenance and Globus-wide service outage Saturday, December 9, 2017, between 10:00am and 4:00pm CST

    Created by: gbauer 2017-12-04 15:34:21 (Channels: scheduledoutages)

    Blue Waters Users, We will take advantage of the scheduled Globus outage (Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 2pm) to perform maintenance on the Blue...
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