May 2020: Monthly Maintenance Downtime (5/26)

Date of downtime: Tuesday, May 26, 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:  

  • Operating system updates (RHEL 7.8) on front end servers
  • Reboots of all cluster nodes and front end servers
  • Slurm 20.02 update - release notes
  • Remove infiniband from IBM 8 core nodes (racks D14, D15, D16) and Dell 8 core nodes (racks D07 and D09) in general-compute partition
  • Remove GPFS client from vortex1, vortex2, and presto and change to NFS mount
  • OnDemand update to 1.7 - release notes
  • See this page for modules being deprecated

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

Please note there will be a temporary internet outage on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6-6:30am that may prevent users from connecting to CCR resources.  More info