Category Archives: User Information

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 […]


Service Update, March 2018 / Diweddariad Gwasanaeth, Mawrth 2018

The following email was dispatched to active registered users on 7th March 2018: ¬† Dear Colleagues Following up from previous email updates (https://goo.gl/cy1uv3), we are now in the final stages of preparation to accommodate the Phase 1 system installation in mid-March 2018. Based on current timetables, Supercomputing Wales (SCW) and ARCCA staff will need to […]