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Delayed Start to Data Centre Upgrade starting on July 7th (not June 17th)
As previously announced, in preparation for the arrival of Shaheen III, scheduled to be installed in 2023, the four power substations that supply Building 1 Data Centre will be replaced.
The Data Centre team have advised that due to shipping delays of critical equipment, the new expected shutdown date is Thursday 7th of July, with an expected completion date of 18th of August. Due to the complexity of the project, there may be further delays – these will be shared when confirmed.
Reminder that during that time, power available in the data centre will be substantially reduced.
This outage will require a shutdown of a significant number of HPC services by KSL:
- Shaheen compute capability will not be available from the evening of July 6th, 2022
- Ibex and Neser will be operating at approximately half of the compute capacity
KSL will try to maintain the following Shaheen services:
- Shaheen login nodes
- Shaheen filesystems (project, scratch and home)
Shaheen projects extended by 2 months
Due to the data center outage this summer, RCAC has approved for all projects active beyond July 1st 2022, the extension of an additional 2 months.
The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is June 30th. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before the submission deadline will be included in the agenda for the subsequent RCAC meeting.The detailed procedures, updated templates and forms are available here: https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/account-applications.
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