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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
[UPDATE, 2022-11-25 10:00: Maintenance is finished and Betzy will be back in production within 12:00]
[UPDATE, 2022-11-21 09:00: Maintenance has started]
There will be an urgent maintenance stop on Betzy next week, starting Monday 2022-11-21 at 10:00. The stop will last until Thursday 2022-11-24 at 18:00. The maintenance concerns important system upgrades.
We apologize for the short notice on this downtime.
We have updated the version of the “pmix” RPM on Saga. This is used internally by OpenMPI. There should for most parts be no visible change from this, but some instances of OpenMPI’s “mpirun” that used to crash with a “segmentation fault” error will now work.
Dear NIRD Toolkit and NIRD Service Platform user,
We have the pleasure to announce out-rolling of new authentication system for enhanced user experience, as well an upgraded and clean look front-end for the NIRD Toolkit this upcoming Friday.
The upgrade process will start at 09:00 on the 26th of August. Please note that the upgrade process might lead to service interruption.
Thank you for your understanding!
[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)
[UPDATE, 2021-12-15 15:00] Betzy is back in prodcution again.
[UPDATE, 2021-12-15 09:00] The downtime has now started.
There will be a short downtime for Betzy next Wednesday 15th from 09:00 until 15:00 to fix remaining hardware issues.
We regret to inform you that the downtime for Betzy has been extended due to a failed hw component not being delivered in time. We hope to have the component delivered during Thursday and subsequently have the system online again in the afternoon of Thursday 9th.
The downtime has started and will continue until wednesday 8th December evening or until upgrades are done.
There will be a scheduled downtime for Betzy lasting three days starting on Monday 6th December at 08:00. Downtime will last until Thursday 9th, 20:00.
During the downtime we will conduct:
- Full upgrade of the Lustre filesystem (both servers and clients)
- Full upgrade of the infiniband firmware
- Full upgrade of the Mellanox infiniband drivers
- minor updates to other parts of the system (Slurm, configs, etc)
Please be aware that this does also affect the storage services recently moved from NIRD to Betzy.
We apologize for the inconvenience
Update 08.12.2021 18:00 : Betzy downtime is over, and system is open for users. All planned update is performed .
[Update, 2021-11-24 14:15] Now the NIRD mounts are working again.
[Update, 2021-11-24 13:30] We are back in production and jobs are running som normal again. We are missing the NIRD mounts on two of the login nodes, but are working on fixing that.
[Update, 2021-11-24 12:00] The maintenance has started now.
There will be a short 1 hour downtime for Fram on 24th November, starting at 12:00.
During downtime we will update the firmware on interconnect infiniband switches