KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 29th December 2015

Firewall Upgrade

Please note the following alert from KAUST IT services:

Firewall upgrade has been scheduled on Thursday 31st December 2015 from 17:00 to 21:00 AST.

All services hosted will face intermittent downtime during the upgrade. These services include KSL website and may affect your login to Shaheen II and Neser.

RCAC Meeting

The deadline for project submission for the next RCAC meeting is Thursday 31st December 2015. Please note that RCAC meeting are held every month.

Neser Last Day of Service

Please note this system will be decommissioned in January, the last day that any job will be able to run is 31st December 2015.

Retirement of Neser and Associated Scratch Storage

As previously announced, Neser will be decommissioned on January and the last date that jobs will be scheduled to run is 31st December 2015.

We will continue to have the Shaheen I/Neser ‘home' and ‘project' filesystems available until at least 31st July 2016. However, please note that the ‘scratch' filesystem will be taken off-line and deleted on the 1st February 2016.

For data that is needed for projects on Shaheen II, rather than copying it yourself, please contact us and we can assist in moving the data as we have dedicated systems for this that have direct access to both storage subsystems.

Maintenance Session 12th January 2016

The next maintenance session on Shaheen II will be on Tuesday 12th January from 09:00 until 17:00.

Scratch filesystem purge policy

We would like to remind all users that /scratch files not modified AND not accessed in the last 60 days will be deleted.

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