Messages & Announcements

  • 2012-10-26:  Module change on Wednesday, 10/31
    Category:  General Announcement

    Dear HCC user community,

    The following will affect those of you who use the utility "module". Otherwise, please forgive the interruption.

    As announced earlier this month, in an effort to improve our service and stability, we will be simplifying certain modules by dropping minor revisions in their name. This transition is being performed in several steps. The contracted set of modules has coexisted with the explicitly named set for the last several weeks.

    As of Wednesday, 10/31 (yes, Halloween) only the contracted set will be supported, although pre-existing modules will be moved to a 'deprecated' area that you can access using the command

    module load deprecated

    Deprecated modules will be maintained for at least a month, and then subject to deletion. We will be more assertive in the future in keeping our software up to date. As this happens we will move older module versions to the deprecated group in anticipation of their ultimate removal from our systems. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

    Thank you.
    David Swanson


  • 2012-10-25:  HCC Supercomputing Symposium
    Category:  General Announcement

    Wednesday, November 7th, in conjunction with the UNL Research Fair, will be the HCC Supercomputing Symposium at the Lincoln City Union. The schedule is posted here: http://researchfair.unl.edu/schedule/

    This symposium will emphasize topics directly applicable to the HCC user community -- general talks followed by tutorials. A major purchase coming this spring is among the topics that will begin at 1pm. Please give HCC your feedback on the planned agenda and related topics by filling out the following very brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WGT385V


  • 2012-10-25:  SANDHILLS: Outage planned for SANDHILLS Wednesday, October 31
    Category:  Maintenance

    On Wednesday October 31 SANDHILLS will be shutdown at
    about 10:00 a.m. in order to upgrade filesystems. Because
    of the nature of the upgrade all running jobs will be killed.
    Some research groups will be impacted by new quota policies.
    You will receive a separate email if this applies to you.
    We expect the outage to last no longer than four hours. Jobs
    may be delayed leading up to the maintenance window. Any jobs
    which cannot complete before the maintenance window will be
    held until work is complete.


    On Wednesday October 31 SANDHILLS will be shutdown at
    about 10:00 a.m. in order to upgrade filesystems. Because
    of the nature of the upgrade all running jobs will be killed.
    Some research groups will be impacted by new quota policies.
    You will receive a separate email if this applies to you.
    We expect the outage to last no longer than four hours. Jobs
    may be delayed leading up to the maintenance window. Any jobs
    which cannot complete before the maintenance window will be
    held until work is complete.

  • 2012-10-10:  SANDHILLS: Back to normal
    Category:  General Announcement

    SANDHILLS: NFS service restored. Everything should be working as normal. No data was affected as a result of this problem.


    NFS service restored on SANDHILLS. Everything should be working as normal.

  • 2012-10-10:  SANDHILLS: NFS server unresponsive
    Category:  System Failure

    NFS server on SANDHILLS became unresponsive, we are looking into the problem now and will update you when it's fixed.


    NFS server on SANDHILLS became unresponsive, we are looking into the problem now and will update you when it's fixed.

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