Rice Cluster Maintenance Upgrade

May 29, 2018  8:00am – May 30, 2018  5:00pm

As of 2:55pm, engineers have completed the CentOS7 upgrade and maintenance and have returned the Rice cluster back to normal service. All queues have been enabled and jobs have resumed scheduling.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about changes to applications available on the Rice cluster below:

Common CentOS7 Upgrade Questions

NetCDF and Related Module Changes

If you have any questions or issues, please contact rcac-help@purdue.edu

The Rice cluster will be taken down on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 8:00am for a planned upgrade to CentOS7. This process is expected to take two days, and Rice will not return to service until 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.

This upgrade may affect applications you have built yourself and will also include changes to existing applications. More information about this upgrade, including how to test your work in advance through a testing queue, is available in the announcement article "Rice Upgrade to CentOS7".

Any jobs which would not complete before Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 8:00am will be held in the queue until after the maintenance.

Originally posted: April 10, 2018  2:49pm