Steven Chapman

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  • 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...

  • Changing the Module environment on Balena

    In favour of presenting a better categorisation of the software packages available on Balena to improve the user experience, the software packages available under the module has been re-organised into the following categories:- Applications Compilers and Languages Libraries Tools Users...