June 2019 - Maintenance Downtime (6/25)


Date of downtime: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

NOTE: Monthly downtimes will move to the last Tuesday of the month beginning in April

Approximate time of outage: 7am-5pm

Resources affected by downtime:

UB-HPC cluster (general-compute, debug, viz, largemem, and gpu  partitions) 

Industry cluster (compute, scavenger partitions)

Faculty clusters (all partitions in MAE, Chemistry, Physics)

Portals: WebMO, OnDemand

What will be done: Reboot of all cluster nodes.  Also:

1. The python/anaconda module will be changed from the Anaconda Python 2.7 distribution 4.3.1 to the most recent release. Currently, that is Anaconda Python 2.7 distribution 2019.3. Henceforth, the python/anaconda module will point to the most recent version of Anaconda Python 2.7 installed on the cluster. If you need to use Anaconda Python 4.3.1 then load the python/anaconda-4.3.1 module.

2. Singularity, an open source container platform optimized for HPC workloads, will be installed. Users will now be able to run Docker and Singularity containers as well was containers available in the NVIDIA GPU cloud registry. More details about Singularity can be found on their website: https://www.sylabs.io/

Jobs will be held in the queue during the maintenance downtime and will run after the updates are complete.

If you have  any questions or concerns please e-mail ccr-help_at_buffalo.edu