Dear HPC user,
Our newest supercomputer – Betzy – is unfortunately delayed entering production due to circumstances outside of our control.
We have had significant delays in getting all the components in place due to slack in logistics caused by the Covid pandemic. However, approximately 94% of the system capacity is now ready installed and configured. Work is ongoing to prepare the outstanding system capacity in the upcoming weeks.
Benchmarks and pilot testing on Betzy have revealed an intermittent stability problem with the node interconnect. The vendor has been investigating the issue in the past two weeks in order to identify the source of the issue. Our new best estimate is that Betzy go into production in week 45.
This has consequences for the decommissioning of Vilje and Stallo because we rely on Betzy to free up computational load from the other machines. Thus, the new decommissioning date for Vilje and Stallo is 1. December. We would like the machines to be fully utilized until they are decommissioned, and therefore encourage you to continue using Vilje and Stallo if you still have the opportunity.
Thank you for your understanding!
Lorand Szentannai, on behalf of the preparations team