High Performance Computing Service

Relocation Schedule

Last update: Fri 30 Jan 18:52:13 GMT 2015

All HPCS services will be moving to the West Cambridge Data Centre (WCDC) during January and February 2015. The current plan is outlined on this page and any amendments will be reflected here.

When  Event  Comments
  
Friday 23rd January 08:00  Temporary reduction in capacity.
DONE
  Withdrawal of 60% of Teslas, and reduction of the number of available Sandy Bridge nodes by 50%. Login and filesystem access, and job scheduling to the remaining resources, will continue uninterrupted. Hosted clusters will not be affected at this stage.

Phase 1 relocation is 100% complete.
  
Thursday 29th January 08:00   All production services suspended.
DONE
  No service - total blackout including login, filesystems and hosted clusters. This period will continue until at least the core infrastructure has been brought up in the WCDC and tested.

Phase 2 relocation is now underway - no access to clusters.
Physical moves 100% complete.
  
Wednesday 4th February  Login and filesystem access, and partial use of Darwin and Wilkes restored.  The aim is to restore all of Wilkes, but it is expected that only part of Darwin will be reintegrated by this time. [Contingency Friday 6th February]
  
Friday 6th February  Hosted clusters resume operation.  [Contingency Monday 8th February]
  
Monday 16th February  All production services to be restored by this time.