Messages & Announcements

  • 2011-04-27:  Firefly: Scheduled downtime for maintenance April 27, 2011
    Category:  Maintenance

    Firefly is scheduled for a downtime this Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in order to apply firmware patches to our Panasas storage, and update the worker node images. This outage will result in job cancellations starting from 10:00 AM lasting until 5:00 PM.

    If you are up against a urgent deadline and cannot afford to lose your existing work, during this outage, please let us know by 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 and we will try our best to make accommodations. Please contact us hcc-support@unl.edu.


    Firefly is scheduled for a downtime this Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in order to apply firmware patches to our Panasas storage, and update the worker node images. This outage will result in job cancellations starting from 10:00 AM lasting until 5:00 PM.

    If you are up against a urgent deadline and cannot afford to lose your existing work, during this outage, please let us know by 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2011 and we will try our best to make accommodations. Please contact us hcc-support@unl.edu.

  • 2011-01-21:  Firefly available for use
    Category:  Maintenance

    Firefly's storage was checked and inconsistencies were fixed. We also upgraded the worker node filesystem drivers.

    All running jobs were terminated. Please login and resubmit your jobs.


    Firefly's storage was checked and inconsistencies were fixed. We also upgraded the worker node filesystem drivers.

    All running jobs were terminated. Please login and resubmit your jobs.

  • 2011-01-20:  Firefly storage offline - Jan 20, 2011
    Category:  Maintenance

    The Firefly Panasas storage is suffering performance issues. We will need to take Firefly offline for up to 24 hours in order to run complete systems check and upgrade the filesystem driver on all the worker nodes.

    During this time, logins will be disabled and all jobs will be terminated on Firefly.

    An announcement will be sent out once Firefly is back online.


    The Firefly Panasas storage is suffering performance issues. We will need to take Firefly offline for up to 24 hours in order to run complete systems check and upgrade the filesystem driver on all the worker nodes.

    During this time, logins will be disabled and all jobs will be terminated on Firefly.

    An announcement will be sent out once Firefly is back online.

  • 2011-01-13:  Firefly storage firmware upgrade - Jan 13, 2011 (update)
    Category:  Maintenance

    We installed a critical firmware update for the Panasas storage array on
    Firefly at 10:00 am today (January 13, 2011).

    /work is still currently unavailable as we are running a complete integrity
    check on it. It should be available in approximately 6 hours.


    We installed a critical firmware update for the Panasas storage array on
    Firefly at 10:00 am today (January 13, 2011).

    /work is still currently unavailable as we are running a complete integrity
    check on it. It should be available in approximately 6 hours.

  • 2011-01-13:  Firefly storage firmware upgrade - Jan 13, 2011
    Category:  Maintenance

    We would like to run a critical firmware update for the Panasas storage array on Firefly at 10:00 am January 13, 2011.

    Firefly will temporarily be unavailable starting 10:00 am, until approximately 12:00 pm.

    While we do not anticipate a full scale outage during this upgrade process, we will make our best attempt at minimizing job losses during this period.

    An announcement will be sent out once we complete the firmware upgrade.


    We would like to run a critical firmware update for the Panasas storage array on Firefly at 10:00 am January 13, 2011.

    Firefly will temporarily be unavailable starting 10:00 am, until approximately 12:00 pm.

    While we do not anticipate a full scale outage during this upgrade process, we will make our best attempt at minimizing job losses during this period.

    An announcement will be sent out once we complete the firmware upgrade.

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