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  • 2010-11-14:  Unplanned outage - Firefly partial shutdown
    Category:  System Failure

    Firefly's chillers are malfunctioning and have resulted in a partial shutdown of Firefly.

    Racks 1-11 have been powered down to prevent an extreme temperatures in the datacenter. Your jobs may or may not have survived this shutdown depending on which nodes your job was running on.


    Firefly's chillers are malfunctioning and have resulted in a partial shutdown of Firefly.

    Racks 1-11 have been powered down to prevent an extreme temperatures in the datacenter. Your jobs may or may not have survived this shutdown depending on which nodes your job was running on.

  • 2010-11-12:  PrairieFire and Merritt down due to power outage
    Category:  System Failure

    An apparent power outage in Schorr's machine room late last night has resulted in PrairieFire and Merritt being offline.


    PrairieFire and Merritt went down due to a power outage around midnight last night (11/12/10 at perhaps 1am). HCC will assess status and restore operations asap. Firefly, OTOH, remained up and is operational. Please check this page for further updates as the day progresses.

  • 2010-11-24:  Firefly Downtime
    Category:  General Announcement

    Firefly is scheduled for mechanical maintenance Wednesday November 24th starting at 8am. This will require a full shutdown, and take up to 8 hours.


    Firefly is scheduled for mechanical maintenance Wednesday November 24th starting at 8am. This will require a full shutdown, and may take up to 8 hours.

  • 2010-10-31:  Firefly: head node crash
    Category:  System Failure

    Firefly's head node crashed at approximately 6:00 AM today. The head node has been rebooted.

    Please log in to check if your submitted jobs are still running.


    Firefly's head node crashed at approximately 6:00 AM today. The head node has been rebooted.

    Please log in to check if your submitted jobs are still running.

  • 2010-10-26:  Prairiefire and Firefly: logins enabled
    Category:  General Announcement

    Security patches have been applied to Prairiefire and Firefly and logins have been reenabled.


    Security patches have been applied to Prairiefire and Firefly and logins have been reenabled.

    While we do not anticipate any submitted jobs to have failed, please check to make sure your jobs are still running or have terminated correctly.

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