Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

Compute server upgrades continue

We’re pushing through on updating the remaining 64 bit compute nodes to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. Here’s the schedule:

This week (through Sep 9)

thwomp.mcs.anl.gov

vanquish.mcs.anl.gov

Next week (Sep 12-16)

trounce.mcs.anl.gov

churn.mcs.anl.gov

Week 3 (Sep 19-23)

crush.mcs.anl.gov

crank.mcs.anl.gov

grind.mcs.anl.gov

Week 4 (Sep 26-30)

compute001.mcs.anl.gov

steamroller.mcs.anl.gov

Week 5 (Oct 3-7)

stomp.mcs.anl.gov

During each rebuild, the machine will be unavailable for some portion of that day. We’ll announce the shutdown on the machine itself to all logged-in users 30 minutes prior to shutdown. After the machine is rebuilt, you’ll need to recreate any crontabs you had in place. Also note /sandbox is not backed up and data will be lost – never keep data in /sandbox that can’t be easily reproduced.

If you notice software packages missing or other oddities, please report them to help@cels.anl.gov.

We’ll start this week’s batch of machines tomorrow (Wednesday, September 7).

Let us know if this presents any problems.

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Written by Craig Stacey

September 6, 2016 at 9:58 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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