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  • 2010-07-01:  PrairieFire and Merritt unplanned down time
    Category:  System Failure

    PrairieFire and Merritt are in an unplanned down time due to filesystem issues until further notice.


    The home filesystems for Prairiefire and Merritt are not responsive. These systems will remain down until a suitable solution is found. Firefly remains up, and we will work with you if you need access to resources not readily available there. We will announce further details and time frames here as they become available.

    ***** added 7/1/10 *******
    Maintenance of the home filesystem for PrairieFire is requiring extended down time. We are moving to a strategy that uses multiple NFS servers, which requires movement and replication of data. This process is progressing without trouble, but is admittedly very time consuming. PrairieFire will remain off-line at least until the end of this week.

  • 2010-06-23:  Prairiefire Rebooted
    Category:  System Failure

    PRAIRIEFIRE: Rebooted


    Kernel tweeked on NFS home fileserver, rebooted to read new params, will watch to see performance ongoing...

  • 2010-06-20:  Power fluctuation affecting PrairieFire
    Category:  System Failure

    Several nodes of PrairieFire went down Sunday afternoon. A power fluctuation affecting the Schorr Center machine room is suspected. Please check any jobs currently running on PrairieFire.


    An apparent power fluctuation affected several machines in Schorr Center including various PrairieFire worker nodes. These nodes went down early Sunday afternoon. The filesystems and head node were not affected. Further details will be added here as of June 21 if warranted after further investigation. Most nodes that went down have been restored; a few will require further maintenance. Normal system response is expected at this time.

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