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  • Blue Waters Notice: Software and Maintenance

    Created by: jenos 2020-06-11 12:12:35 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Partners: Summary: Globus command line interface issue is resolved. Shifter software upgrade on 6/18/2020 Reminder: Portal dynamic data interruption on 6/12/2020 The Globus issue experienced when using the command line interface provided by bwpy/2.0.2 has been resolved without a need for any local updates, as changes performed by...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: Globus command line interface issue

    Created by: gbauer 2020-06-01 10:50:46 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters partners; The version of the Globus command line interface (CLI) provided by bwpy/2.0.2 is out of date and will not work properly with Globus Online.  Locally installed versions of globus-cli (such as via pip or virtualenv) might need to be updated depending on the version installed.  Please follow the "self-deploy the Python-based Globus...
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  • Blue Waters Announcement: Winter Holiday service availability

    Created by: gbauer 2019-12-23 10:34:28 (Channels: general)

    Blue Waters partners; NCSA staff will observe the University of Illinois Winter break schedule starting 5pm Monday December 23, 2019, and will resume normal business hours on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020. Staff will monitor Blue Waters and the service request system during this period, and respond to issues in a timely...
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  • 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 Operations transition - Portal login change

    Created by: bbode 2019-12-03 15:02:16 (Channels: general|policychange)

    Hello Blue Waters partners,    In seven days, on December 10th, the authentication method for the Blue Waters user portal will be changed from the current RSA PIN+tokencode to NCSA Duo. This change will mean that existing Blue Waters users will no longer be able to login to the portal. Most...
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  • Reminder: Next Blue Waters User Call TODAY, Monday, February 18th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2019-02-18 08:33:00 (Channels: bestpractices|general)

    Join us for the next Blue Waters User call TODAY, Monday, February 18th at 1PM Central. As always we value your input. Please join us. We will discuss on the call:  Nearline and Data Best Practices Recent Events Recent Changes. Outstanding Issues. Utilization, Usage, and other metrics. Upcoming Opportunities.  Slides will be posted to https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/past-webinars before the meeting...
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  • Blue Waters Announcement: Winter Holiday services

    Created by: gbauer 2018-12-21 09:21:34 (Channels: systemnotices|general)

    Blue Waters partners; NCSA staff will observe the University of Illinois Winter break schedule starting 5pm Friday December 21, 2018, and will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. On-call staff will monitor Blue Waters and the service request system during this period, and respond to issues in a...
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  • Blue Waters Announcement: Ongoing Blue Waters Job Discounts

    Created by: gbauer 2018-11-12 21:44:41 (Channels: systemnotices|general|policychange)

    This is a reminder that the first period of job discounts ends on Thursday, November 15th. The second period starts on the 16th but with different criteria. Get your jobs submitted soon. Stop by the NCSA booth and say hi if you are at SC18. > The Blue Waters project is happy to...
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  • BlueWaters system issue

    Created by: mshow 2018-11-05 01:21:18 (Channels: unscheduledoutages|general)

    The system has experienced  a fault that will require a full system shutdown/reboot. This will take several hours before the system is returned to full operations. 

  • Blue Waters Discount Update

    Created by: jenos 2018-11-02 17:22:33 (Channels: systemnotices|general|policychange)

    The previously announced discounts have not changed; however, they have not been activated yet to be reflected in current charges. This is expected to be activated next week, but will be retroactively applied to the original start date of Nov 1, 2018.

     

  • Blue Waters Announcement: Blue Friday Job Discounts start today!

    Created by: jenos 2018-11-01 12:34:44 (Channels: systemnotices|general|policychange)

    The Blue Waters project is happy to announce two job discount periods as our way of saying thank you for another successful year of computing and the your help creating our 2017-2018 annual report.   There are two discount periods: Nov 1 - Nov 15: 50% charge discount on all queues, all jobs completing during...
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  • Blue Waters Operations Extended Until Dec 19, 2019

    Created by: wkramer 2018-10-17 09:52:24 (Channels: general)

    I am very please to announce the NSF approved extending the full service operational period for Blue Waters until at least December 19, 2019. 

    News about allocation opportunities will be coming in the future. 

    Sincerely

    Bill Kramer

    Blue Waters PI

  • Final Call for Blue Waters Illinois Allocations

    Created by: gbauer 2018-10-12 15:28:39 (Channels: general)

    Apologies in advance if you get this more than once.         Final Call for Blue Waters...
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  • Reminder: Next Blue Waters User Call, Monday, September 17th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2018-09-16 19:24:27 (Channels: general)

    Join us for the next Blue Waters User call, Monday, September 17th at 1PM Central. We value your input. Please join us. We will discuss on the call:  Recent Events Recent and Future Changes. Moving to recent Programming Environment update. See PE Update page for details. New PGI compiler. bwpy 2.0 update Outstanding Issues. Utilization, Usage, and other metrics. Upcoming...
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  • Reminder: Next Blue Waters User Call TODAY, Monday, August 20th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2018-08-20 08:45:18 (Channels: bestpractices|general)

    Join us for the next Blue Waters User call TODAY, Monday, August 20th at 1PM Central. We value your input. Please join us. We will discuss on the call:  Recent Events Recent Changes. Outstanding Issues. Utilization, Usage, and other metrics. Upcoming Opportunities.  Slides will be posted to https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/past-webinars before the meeting starts.  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: update to bwpy Python module post-upgrade

    Created by: gbauer 2018-07-17 21:37:42 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters partners; We would like to inform you that the default bwpy has been changed to version 1.2.4. This version fixes some internal linking problems introduced by the recent system and programming environment update. This release contains several fixes and additional packages from bwpy/1.2.0 that was released July 5th including: pygpu for...
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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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  • Rescheduled: Next Blue Waters User Call Tuesday, July 17th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2018-07-15 21:50:26 (Channels: general|softwareupdate)

    The July User Call has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 17th at 1PM Central in order to better communicate the changes that will take place during the maintenance on Monday, July 16th; at which time CUDA 9.1 and a new Programming Environment will be installed. During the rescheduled call we will discuss:  Recent Events Recent Changes CUDA...
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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 Notice: updates to bwpy Python module

    Created by: gbauer 2018-06-22 14:48:49 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters partners; On Tuesday June 26th the default module version for bwpy will change from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1. This is a minor release change to address: Fixes for Jupyter notebook's python3 kernel Add XML::LibXML to make bwpy's Perl more compatible with the system Perl Add Horovod for testing (unstable). A new version of bwpy/1.2.0 is now available for...
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  • Reminder: Next Blue Waters User Call Monday, June 18th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2018-06-15 10:40:09 (Channels: bestpractices|general)

    Please join us for the next Blue Waters User call on Monday, June 18th at 1PM Central. We will discuss on the call:  Recent Events Upcoming Changes. Globus Web Application  CUDA 9.1 (getting closer) Utilization, Usage, and other metrics. Upcoming Opportunities.  Slides will be posted to https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/past-webinars before the meeting starts.  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:...
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  • Reminder: Next Blue Waters User Call Monday, May 21st at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2018-05-18 13:15:27 (Channels: bestpractices|general)

    Please join us for the next Blue Waters User call on Monday, May 21st at 1PM Central. We will discuss on the call:  Recent and Upcoming Events. Shifter Recent and Upcoming Changes. CUDA 9.1? Singularity Globus CLI Utilization, Usage, and other metrics. Upcoming Opportunities.  Slides will be posted to https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/past-webinars before the meeting starts.  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:...
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  • Blue Waters notice: Container software re-enabled on Blue Waters

    Created by: gbauer 2018-05-09 16:25:31 (Channels: systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    We are pleased to announce that the container software package Shifter and its associated service have been re-enabled on Blue Waters. Shifter was checked for vulnerabilities and none were found. To avoid concern, a patch was applied, and Shifter has been updated and re-enabled. Please see the Shifter page on the portal for...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: Updates to bwpy Python module

    Created by: gbauer 2018-03-30 17:25:09 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    The Blue Waters Python module, bwpy, has just received a major update. The default python has been changed from python2 to python3. All scripts which are not compatible with both major versions should explicitly use python2 or python3. See https://python3statement.org/ for information on major package developer support timelines. The pypy and pypy3 interpreters are...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: the Blue Waters portal maintenance is complete.

    Created by: gbauer 2018-03-05 13:15:43 (Channels: general)

    Blue Waters partners;

    The maintenance on the Blue Waters portal is complete.

    The maintenance addressed issues of stability and performance.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Please report any issues with the Blue Waters portal to help+bw@ncsa.illinois.edu.

    -Blue Waters Project

    https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/

  • Blue Waters Announcement: Winter Holiday services

    Created by: gbauer 2017-12-21 15:49:34 (Channels: systemnotices|general)

    Blue Waters partners; NCSA staff will observe the University of Illinois Winter break schedule starting 5pm Friday December 22, 2017, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. On-call staff will monitor Blue Waters and the service request system during this period and respond to issues in a...
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  • Blue Waters User Call: October 16th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2017-11-17 19:07:47 (Channels: general)

    Blue Waters Partners;   Please join us for the next Blue Waters User call this Monday, October 16th at 1PM Central. During this call, we will review any changes to the system, events and opportunities.  Your feedback is important to us.   We will also discuss on the call:  New email subscription system Recent or Coming Changes...
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