As previously announced, we will decommission the current Swansea system for a full software upgrade this weekend. This will involve an outage going into the middle to latter part of next week.
The current platform has served well, delivering more than 65 million hours to end-users in its 2 years in this form. It contains our fastest systems and also has proven the most energy efficient of the clusters. This transition to the updated and changed platform is the first of the four remaining HPCW clusters to migrate over the coming months. The updated OS, Cluster Management and Scheduler in the new platform should enable HPC Wales to offer an improved, more efficient and more up-to-date service in the future.
We will advertise when the migration is complete and the system is once more available to end-users. Until then, however, it’s a “good bye” from the Swansea system – or, at least, a “see ya later”.