April 30, 2017
Thank you for partnering with ITaP in the community cluster program.
Carter has been running for more than 4.5 years now and will be decommissioned on April 30, 2017. This timeline coincides with the five-year warranty of the machine.
Our current timeline for Carter retirement is:
As Carter winds down, please take time to migrate any data from Carter's scratch to other community clusters or to the Fortress archive. Additionally, we encourage you to consider purchasing access in Halstead which is significantly faster, easier to scale, and much more energy efficient.
You can generate your usage report for Carter from https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/usage/
As we decommission the Carter hardware, ITaP will seek bids for the residual value of the hardware and apportion that to the faculty owners - so, for example, if we are able to get $50/node, that dollar value would be provided as credit towards an upcoming cluster.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for your participation in the community cluster program and we look forward to our continued partnership.