January 2020 - Maintenance Downtime (1/21)

Date of downtime: Tuesday, January 21, 2020


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 cluster (all partitions)

Portals: WebMO, OnDemand



What will be done:  

  • BUDGET STORAGE WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED!  Any users with directories in /budgetdata MUST get their data out before January 21st at 7am.
  • Update OS and reboot all cluster nodes, front end servers, and OnDemand server
  • New nodes in 'cascade' partition - includes compute, large memory, and GPU nodes in one partition
  • Default walltime on ub-hpc cluster changes from 72 hours to 24 hours.  Users may specify up to 72 hours for walltime on the ub-hpc cluster
  • License server - operating updates and reboot

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