Bell cluster will be unavailable Wednesday

November 11, 2020  8:00am – 6:00pm

UPDATE: November 11, 2020  11:43am

As of 11:30am, the Bell cluster is returned to its early-user testing operations. Job queues have been enabled and job scheduling has been resumed. Please report any issues to

ORIGINAL: November 9, 2020  2:41pm

The Bell cluster will be unavailable Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 8:00am – 6:00pm for scheduled maintenance. During this time, our Engineering team will be working with vendor representatives to fine-tune performance of the Bell scratch filesystem and finalize the cluster's internal configuration.

Both cluster front-ends and compute nodes will not be accessible during the maintenance. Any SLURM jobs which request a walltime which would take them past Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 8:00am will not start and will remain in the queue until after the maintenance is completed.

Originally posted: November 9, 2020  2:41pm