Last update: Fri Jun 29 16:29:43 BST 2012
The HPCS cluster will be undergoing a major upgrade during March-May 2012. The current plan is outlined on this page and any amendments will be reflected here.
|Thursday 22nd March 10:00-midnight||Full system maintenance.||No logins or job processing. smp01 to be retired. Will be followed by benchmarks on the Westmeres only.|
|Monday 26th March 08:00||Machine room works begin.||At risk period begins.|
|Wednesday 28th March 12:00||Woodcrest service reduces to units F and H only.||Woodcrest units A-E & G decommissioned. This may require all Woodcrests to be emptied.|
|Tuesday 3rd April 12:00||GPU cluster relocation starts.||tesla17-32 withdrawn from service.|
|Wednesday 4th April 09:00||GPU cluster relocation continues.||tesla01-16 withdrawn from service.|
|Saturday 7th April||GPU cluster relocation complete.||Tesla nodes restored to service.|
|Monday 9th April - Friday 27th April||Ongoing hardware and software preparation.||Core system, networks and new storage configured.|
|Thursday 3rd May||Full system maintenance. Remaining Woodcrest units F and H and bindloe login nodes decommissioned.||New Westmere login nodes (login-west*) introduced. Final hardware installations.|
|Monday 7th May - Friday 11th May||All physical cabling completed.|
|Monday 14th May - Friday 25th May||Cluster provisioning, fault finding and stabilization.|
|Saturday 26th May - Friday 1st June||Linpack testing||During this phase the number of available Westmere nodes may need to be scaled back to accommodate the additional heat and power load.|
Final result: 183.379 TFlops
Position 93 on the June 2012 Top500 list.
|Friday 8th June (approx 2 weeks)||Beta testing starts.||Please contact support if you are interested in participating.|
|Tuesday 19th June||Data transfer to new storage commenced.|
|Monday 25th June||Full maintenance 10:00.||Lustre to be upgraded to 2.1. Final data transfers to new storage system.|
|Tuesday 26th June||Maintenance continues.|
Darwin3 enters production.
|New Sandy Bridge login nodes to become generally available. Westmere compute nodes to be renamed and all compute nodes provisioned with SL6.2. Darwin3 full production commences.|