URC Cluster Outage

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

URC Cluster Users:

On Wednesday, May 30th, Facilities Management will begin installation of a new backup chiller in the Bioinformatics building. In order to complete this work, the primary building cooling will be taken off line for three days (May 30th through June 1st). As a result, all of the URC resources in the Bioinformatics building, must be shut down for the duration of this work.

Since this outage will affect the majority of our equipment and services, the URC staff has decided to extend this outage so that we can perform a variety of system maintenance tasks.  This will allow us to avoid scheduling an additional maintenance outage for later in the summer.

Here is the outage schedule for each of our services and clusters:

Outage Begins      –  Outage Ends          Affected Systems

Tue, May 29 : 4pm  –  Tue, June 5 : 5pm    Viper, Cobra, Hadoop, & Python Clusters, Consortium Svr
Wed, May 30 : 7am  –  Fri, June 1 : 5pm    MEES, Uddin, GEM clusters, Chemistry Server
Wed, May 30 : 7am  –  Wed, May 30 : 2pm    Research Data Service (RDS), CAGIS File Service

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we believe that by combining our maintenance window with the required outage for the chiller installation, we have minimized the disruption in service.   Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.