Messages & Announcements

  • 2011-05-13:  PRAIRIEFIRE: Shutdown planned for Monday, May 16th
    Category:  General Announcement

    PRAIRIEFIRE will be shutdown in order to facilitate the installation of new hardware on Monday, May 16th at approximately 11:00am.


    In order to facilitate new hardware installation, PRAIRIEFIRE will be shutdown on Monday, May 16th at approximately 11:00am. We expect this shutdown to last no more than 2 hours.

  • 2011-04-27:  Firefly available for use
    Category:  Maintenance

    Firefly is now available for use. Firmware patches and updates to worker nodes completed successfully. During this outage, running jobs were terminated as this outage involved a full cluster shutdown. Please login and resubmit your terminated jobs.


    Firefly is now available for use. Firmware patches and updates to worker nodes completed successfully. During this outage, running jobs were terminated as this outage involved a full cluster shutdown. Please login and resubmit your terminated jobs.

  • 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.

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