Reduced capacity on Fram, 2nd February 2023 due to maintenance on cooling units

Dear Fram user. We need to push the maintenance on the FRAM cooling system until the second of February due to some unexpected internal complications from the service vendor. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.

While the maintenance is ongoing there will be reduced capacity on available compute nodes.

Release of the new NIRD Toolkit

Dear NIRD Toolkit user,

We have the pleasure to announce that the new version of the NIRD Toolkit will be released on 08 December 2022 at 19:00.

What is new?

In the new version all NIRD Toolkit users will be able to authenticate with Feide without any cumbersome detours or procedures.

Furthermore, the front end of the NIRD Toolkit has been redesigned to be more user-friendly with a modern look and a universal design, allowing NIRD Toolkit users to log in and submit jobs from any portable device.

Finally, the code of the NIRD Toolkit has been rewritten to increase the security and code manageability, including significant, under the hood code refreshing, security fixes, and framework modernization. 

What happens during and after the release?

Existing open sessions should continue to work uninterrupted until next login. Should you however experience issue with login to the updated NIRD Toolkit, we advise you to logout, reload your browser and delete cookies.

If the planned release affect heavily your workflow, please get in contact with us by sending an email to contact@sigma2.no.

Saga maintenance stop 2022-10-24

[UPDATE, 2022-10-26 19:30: The maintenance is now over. The login nodes are open again, and jobs are running again.]

[UPDATE, 2022-10-24 08:05: The maintenance has now started]

There will be a maintenance stop on Saga starting Monday 2022-10-24 at 08:00. We expect the stop to last three days.

We have set up maintenance reservations on all nodes on the clusters, so jobs that would have run into the reservation will be left pending in the job queue until after the maintenance stop.

LUMI maintenance break starting 6 June

Dear LUMI users,

As the system continues to grow, it is necessary to perform a maintenance break for extensive upgrades. The current plan is to start on Monday the 6 June and continue for about 4 weeks.

Unfortunately access to the system won’t be possible during the downtime.

If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the LUMI User Support Team: https://lumi-supercomputer.eu/user-support/need-help/

Read the full service announcement from LUST (external)

Maintenance Stops on Saga, Fram and Betzy

[Update, 2022-04-30 11:10] The Fram and Saga maintenance is now over, and jobs are running again.

[Update, 2022-04-29 08:00] The Fram and Saga maintenances have now started.

[Update, 2022-04-28 12:56] The Betzy maintenance is now over, and jobs are starting again.

[Update, 2022-04-28 08:00] The Betzy maintenance has now started.

There will unfortunately be maintenance stops on all NRIS clusters next week, for an important security update. The maintenance stops will be

  • Betzy: Thursday, April 28. at 08:00
  • Fram and Saga: Friday, April 29. at 08:00

We expect the stops will last a couple of hours. We have set up maintenance reservations on all nodes on the clusters, so jobs that would have run into the reservation will be left pending in the job queue until after the maintenance stop.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this creates. We had hoped to be able to apply the security update with jobs running, but that turned out not to be possible.

Fram downtime 23rd – 24th February

[Update, 2022-02-24 22:30]: The maintenance is over and Fram is in production again. Thank you for your patience!

[Update, 2022-02-24 20:30]: The maintenance is taking a little longer than planned. We plan to get back into production at 22:00.

[Update, 2022-02-23 12:00]: The maintenance stop has now begun.

Fram supercomputer will be unavailable due to maintenance on the cooling system from February 23rd 12:00 until 24th 20:00

If time allows it we will also upgrade whole or parts/components of the storage system, including file system clients (compute nodes)

Downtime on Saga and Betzy, Thursday February 3.

There will be a short maintenance stop of Saga and Betzy on Thursday, Feburary 3. at 15:00 CET, due to work on the cooling system in the data hall. The downtime is planned to last for three hours.

During the downtime, no jobs will run, but the login nodes and the /cluster file system will be up. Jobs that cannot finish before 15:00 at February 3, will be left pending in the queue until after the stop.

NIRD Toolkit: maintenance 03.02

Dear NIRD Toolkit users and principal investigators,

The authentication to NIRD Toolkit has been improved to become more flexible. The new solution will be put in production on the 3rd of February, 2022. The maintenance will be done in the evening, starting at 20:00.

For NIRD Toolkit users the change will be minimal, but it will require that you re-authenticate your session (log out and log in). 

Thank you for your understanding!

Maintenance postponed due to technical issues. More info to come.

NIRD Toolkit: maintenance 27.01

Dear NIRD Toolkit users and principal investigators,

Feide has planned maintenance on the 27th of January, 2022.

This might impact logging in to services running on the NIRD Service Platform using Dataporten/Feide, such as NIRD Toolkit.

However, we do not expect stoppage or cancellation for any of the already running services and applications.