September 2020: Maintenance Downtime (9/29)

Date of downtime: Tuesday, September 29, 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 on all nodes, front end servers, and OnDemand
  • Reboots of all cluster nodes and front end servers
  • NVIDIA driver updates
  • GPFS (/gpfs/scratch) will be removed from service and all data deleted.  Please move to Panasas scratch
  • OmniPath switch firmware update on all skylake processor nodes in academic and faculty clusters
  • See this page for modules being deprecated


Jobs will be held in 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