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  • Blue Waters Policy Update: Idle Session Timeouts

    Created by: jenos 2020-05-14 16:14:05 (Channels: policychange)

    Blue Waters Users: This is an update for a minor policy change. Login Nodes: Currently, idle sessions are disconnected by ssh after 4 hours for terminal security. This will not change. Additionally, login nodes have a 3 day timeout for idle sessions (this terminates idle screen sessions that the ssh idle timer may leave...
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  • Blue Waters Update: RSA deactivation

    Created by: jenos 2020-04-07 16:22:40 (Channels: systemnotices|policychange)

    Blue Waters partners- RSA authentication has been deactivated as scheduled, with one exception noted below due to Globus staff availability and illness circumstance. Please note that the Globus Organizational login page will continue to accept RSA, but you may also use your Globus account, as described here.  An updated schedule for...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: RSA deactivation on 4/7/2020

    Created by: jenos 2020-03-31 10:02:31 (Channels: systemnotices|policychange)

    Blue Waters partners-   As noted previously, RSA authentication to Blue Waters has an upcoming deactivation scheduled.  The replacement authentication method via Duo was activated on Blue Waters in December, 2019. If you have not set up Duo and tested Duo authentication yet (for ssh or Globus endpoints), please do so as...
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  • Reminder: Blue Waters System Changes

    Created by: jenos 2020-01-14 00:08:02 (Channels: systemnotices|policychange|newfunctionality)

    Blue Waters Users: In December 2019, you received a notification detailing some planned system changes. Transition summary: January 14, 2020 is the planned date to effect two changes worth noting: SSH host key change for those using RSA-based access to login nodes Accessing logins via ssh for some may yield an alarming warning...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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