Reminder: Auto cleanup of Stallo

Dear Stallo users,

From today (25.05.2020) we will enforce the auto cleanup of /global/work. All files with an access date older than 21 days will in a first step set to read-only and at a later point moved to a trash folder.

Please move all files you want to keep to your home folder or to other storage solutions like NIRD.

See also

If you have questions or need help, please contact us at

Thank you for your understanding.

Metacenter Operation

Security alert: Please update your SSH keys

There is an ongoing attack against academic HPC centers in Europe right now, and several clusters and storage systems have been compromised. The attackers have used stolen credentials (passwords and/or SSH keys) to get into systems. We are investigating whether any of our systems are affected. In the mean time we encourage everyone to create new SSH keys. See for a description of how to create SSH keys. Please do set a passphrase on the keys, so they will be worthless if they should be stolen. Please also remember to remove old SSH keys from your ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on each system (NIRD, Fram, Saga, Stallo, Vilje), so noone can use the old keys any more.

Stallo Shutdown

Dear Stallo Users,

Stallo is getting old and will be shut down this year. Hardware failures cause more and more nodes to fail due to high age. The system will stay in production and continue service until at least 1. Oct 2020, the end of the current billing period (2020.1).
We will help you with finding alternatives to your computational and storage needs and with moving your workflows and data to one of our other machines like Betzy, Saga and Fram. News, updated information and howtos will be published on the Stallo documentation as we move closer to the shutdown.
If you have questions, special needs or problems, please contact us at

Thank you for your understanding

UiT HPC staff

Fram: Lustre quota problem.

Dear Fram users,
We still have lustre quota problem on Fram cluster where “dusage” command may give you inaccurate numbers.
To eliminate this issue we need downtime which will take about 4 hours.

Date for downtime is not decided, we will give you an update as soon as we have more information.

Meanwhile if you have any problem related to quota on Fram please contact us.

Stallo problems / urgent maintenance

Dear Stallo Users,

Due to yesterdays time travel in Slurm / Stallo master node, there is a need of extensive machine maintenance today. There is currently ongoing work to fix reported issues on Stallo. Please pay attention to our info channels and hold new support request emails until we are on top of the manual labour onsite.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience these troubles are causing.

UiT HPC staff