Aquila HPC /home area unavailable - 18 Sept 2013

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The storage server which provides the /home area for the Aquila HPC has been experiencing some technical issues and as a result the /home area will be experiencing a degraded performance for the time being.

To rectify the issues the storage server experienced earlier the /home area will be unavailable tomorrow morning, 19th Sept 2013 from 8am. To clarity, this will only be affecting the storage servers which provide the /home area. The Aquila HPC facility will be still available during this period, however you may experience issues when trying to log in or access files/data under /home.

The scheduler has been paused will remain in a paused state until the work has been completed, so no new jobs will begin running on the compute node; however you can still submit workload to the scheduler.

With the interruption we experienced with the /home area, the current running jobs may have experienced a potential loss of data should they have relied upon the /home area. If you have a job running then I urge you to check the job outputs to make sure that the jobs I/O has cleanly resumed when /home filesystem was restored.

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