Hawk Maintenance 5th and 6th August 2020

  • Total Outage – Wednesday 5th August 2020
  • Scratch At-risk and ‘compute_amd’ Unavailable – Thursday 6th August 2020

The supercomputer Hawk will undergo a system maintenance outage on Wednesday 5th August 2020 from 8 AM. This regular outage enables us to update hardware & software elements to the latest supported and performance levels. Unfortunately, a total system outage is necessary to do this.

  • Jobs that will not complete before the outage will not be started until the outage concludes. The period before the outage will typically be a good time to run short jobs.
  • All services will be unavailable, including compute, storage, login, webmo.

Hawk services will be resumed as soon as the maintenance is complete on Wednesday 5th. However, the scratch file system will be ‘at-risk’ and the AMD nodes in partition ‘compute_amd’ will remain unavailable through Thursday 6th August for power re-work.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this essential maintenance work may cause.