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Sunbird unavailable 10/02 ->12/02

Due to emergency repairs to the cooling system, the Sunbird computingfacility will be unavailable from 6am on Wednesday 10th February untilFriday 12th February. An exact resumption time will depend upon completion of the works. We apologise for the inconvenience.


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)

TL;DR Hawk service at-risk for the weeks of the 9th and 16th December Hawk Lustre expansion re-scheduled for Tuesday 28th January 2020, compute will be unavailable. Users should backup important scratch data in advance. Datacentre power testing on 17th December now complete. Hawk will shortly be undergoing a Phase 2 Expansion which will provide Hawk […]


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 […]