Baobab scheduled maintenance: 16-17 August 2023

Dear users,

as just announced on the baobab-announce@ mailing list, we will do a software and hardware maintenance of the Baobab HPC cluster on 16 and 17 August 2023.

The maintenance will start at 08:00 +0100 and you will receive an email when the maintenance will be over.

The cluster will be totally unavailable during this period, with no access at all (not even to retrieve files).

If you submit a job in the meantime, be sure that the expected wall time (duration) does not overlap with the start of the maintenance or your job will be scheduled after the maintenance.

What should be done during this maintenance:

  1. upgrade our main admin server to Rocky8
  2. upgrade BeeGFS to version 7.3.x
  3. Re install all the nodes with latest Rocky8 (8.8)
  4. Upgrade the servers with latest security and bug fix

Thanks for your understanding.

Best regards,
the HPC team