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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 […]


Supercomputing Wales hub services unavailable, 17-20 July 2020

Due to essential power supply maintenance affecting the entire Cardiff Redwood building during the weekend of 18-19 July, the Supercomputing Wales hub at Cardiff (‘Hawk’) and associated services will be unavailable from 3pm on Friday, 17 July until approximately 12pm, on Monday 20 July. The work taking place involves high-voltage systems and, as such, necessitates […]


Hawk Maintenance 1st July 2020

We are scheduling an at risk/partial maintenance period for the Hawk cluster next Wednesday (July 1st) 0900-1800. At least three potentially disruptive (to varying degrees) activities will be taking place: i) system security enhancements ii) remounting of external storage and maintenance of scratch re-exporter (affects webmo/smartlink) iii) security penetration testing of the Hawk system (more details […]


Hawk Phase 2 (Updated 13/01/2020)

Hawk will shortly be undergoing a Phase 2 Expansion which will provide Hawk with new compute capabilities via AMD Rome CPUs, enhanced GPU capabilities with new nodes containing Nvidia V100 GPUs and will also grow the scratch filesystem. Primary installation will take place during the week of 9th December. The entire hawk service should be […]


Hawk Regular Maintenance Outage 3rd July 2019

Hawk will undergo a system maintenance outage on Wednesday 3rd July from 9AM until 6PM. This biannual outage enables us to update hardware & software elements to 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 […]


Sunbird Routine Maintenance Schedule & 13th Feb Outage

Now Sunbird is in full production, it is important to have a routine maintenance window to undertake core updates and modifications to the computing infrastructure. This will be a regular monthly maintenance window scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month. The initial session is planned for Wednesday 13th February, 9AM-6PM during which time the […]


Hawk Routine Maintenance Schedule & 6th Feb Outage

Now Hawk is in full production, it is important to have a routine maintenance window to undertake core updates and modifications to the computing infrastructure. This will be a regular monthly maintenance window scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. The initial session is planned for Wednesday 6th February, during which time the cluster should […]



Important Message for HPC Wales Users regarding migration to SCW

This email was dispatched to all users of HPCW on 18/09/2018.   Dear HPC Wales User Next week (week beginning 24/09/2018) will see two significant changes to HPC Wales and Supercomputing Wales (SCW) provision: The existing HPC Wales compute systems at Cardiff will be decommissioned. Login nodes and file systems will remain online at Cardiff […]


HPC Wales User & Project Migration

For all users of HPC Wales systems, We are pleased to inform you that the first of the new Supercomputing Wales systems is now available for general access & use. This first system is the ‘Hawk’ system and is for the use of Cardiff and Bangor users only at this time. The second system, which […]