August 2021: CENTERWIDE Monthly Maintenance Downtime (8/24/21)

Date of downtime: Tuesday, August 24, 2021  *Moved to accommodate academic schedule

Approximate time of outage: 7am-5pm

Resources affected by downtime:

Nearly ALL CCR resources!  Including but not limited to:

UB-HPC cluster (all partitions) 

Industry cluster (all partitions )

Faculty cluster (all partitions)

Portals: WebMO, OnDemand, ColdFront, Identity Management

Not affected:  Lake Effect Research Cloud

What will be done:  

  • Reboot of all cluster nodes, front-end login nodes (vortex1/2, presto, transfer) and OnDemand
  • CUDA update to 11.4 (tentatively)
  • DNS infrastructure reconfiguration and updates
  • The login node for the industry cluster,, will be decommissioned -  More details
  • New compute nodes added to industry cluster -  Node specs
  • Old industry cluster compute nodes moved to UB-HPC cluster
  • Old UB-HPC 8 core IBM nodes to be decommissioned 
  • 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