maintenance

  • Balena Maintenance Notice - w/c 14th January 2019

    The Balena HPC service will be offline for maintenance from 14th - 18th of January to complete a few essential tasks. ClusterVision (our supplier) and the ARC team will be working on the system during this period. Some of the...

  • Balena system maintenance: 14th - 21st July 2017

    On the weekend on 15/16th July there will be essential maintenance being carried out on the 5 West data-centre. For this work to be carried out, Balena will need to powered down for that weekend. Following on from this planned...

  • Balena maintenance - 2nd February 2017

    During Inter-Semester break, on Thursday 2 February between 09:00 and 13:00, we will be placing the cluster into maintenance mode whilst we perform failover tests between the pair of master nodes and BeeGFS node couplets. These tests will ensure that...

  • Balena HPC maintenance 11th April 2016

    On Monday 11th April, the Balena HPC cluster will be unavailable due to maintenance work. Part of this work will include ClusterVision performing a full health check to ensure Balena is running at optimal performance. During this time, all jobs...

  • Balena unavailable on 26th January 2016

    On Tuesday 26th January there will be a mandatory fire suppression test being carried out in the same room as the Balena HPC system. We need to treat this as a potential risk of power outage to the data centre...

  • Aquila /data area is being recovered

    To update everyone on the condition of the /data storage area. I have some good news!‚Äč We received the new power supply from ClusterVision for the storage server, after fitting the new supply we discovered that the mainboard has also...

  • Balena service online after BeeGFS upgrade

    The Balena HPC service is now ready for use after the BeeGFS parallel file system upgrade - new features available after this upgrade include informational quota and quota enforcement. We have successfully completed cluster wide pre-production tests to ensure that...

  • BeeGFS upgrade 27th - 31st July 2015

    From 27th July the BeeGFS storage on the Balena HPC cluster will be undergoing an upgrade. We are expecting that Balena will be unavailable for, at most, the entire week while ClusterVision perform the upgrade. During this period there will...

  • Aquila system outage 30th June - 2nd July 2015

    On the 30th June the storage server providing /apps and /data lost power and resulted in the Aquila system becoming unresponsive. This issue was fixed by reseating the power supply unit on the storage node and the storage node boot...

  • Aquila storage maintenance work on 7-9am on 7th July 2015

    Essential maintenance work will be performed on Aquila's home area storage on 7th July 2015, between 7-9am. While this work is being carried out Aquila will not be available or accessible. All users are required to log out before 8pm...