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October 2021 System Time Complete

Oct. 15, 2021

Eagle's October 2021 system time is now complete. Here is a summary of the changes made. Continue reading

NREL HPC 2021 Annual User Satisfaction Survey

Oct. 11, 2021

You are invited to complete the NREL HPC 2021 Annual User Satisfaction Survey!

We’re conducting a survey of the overall satisfaction and user experience on Eagle. As a valued user in our community, your feedback is very important to us. Your feedback helps us make improvements and ensures that we address what matters most to you.

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous.

We really appreciate your input! Please click on the link below to begin.

2021 HPC User Satisfaction Survey

The survey is open until October 22nd. Continue reading

October Eagle System Time/Outage Update

Oct. 11, 2021

Eagle's October system time is from October 11th through the 15th. A campus power event interrupted Eagle service a day early. System time will proceed as scheduled. Continue reading

Reminder of Eagle Data Storage Policies for FY21 projects

Sept. 10, 2021

Data in /projects for allocations that end on 9/30/2021 will be purged on 12/31/2021. Users may continue to log in to HPC systems for a period of 3 months after the project enters the Expired state to move relevant data off of HPC primary storage (primarily /projects/<project_id>) to another storage location. Continue reading

October is the Start of the New Allocation Year

Sept. 10, 2021

October is the start of the 2022 allocation year. Scheduling will be paused on Eagle on October 1st to implement the the new allocations. Continue reading

August CSC User & Applications Support Update

Aug. 9, 2021

Q-Chem 5.4 will be made generally available. Look for the q-chem/5.4 module to appear in module avail output. Continue reading

Eagle Compute Node Local Storage and Limitations in /tmp

Aug. 9, 2021

The compute nodes on Eagle have local disks that may benefit your workload. Disk sizes start at 1TB, with a limited number of nodes available with more storage. The storage is available at /tmp/scratch. Continue reading

Eagle Emergency Maintenance July 12, 2021

July 7, 2021

Eagle will be taking an emergency outage on Monday, July 12th at 8:00am to fix an issue with the underlying storage for a portion of the Lustre file system. This outage is expected to last approximately five hours.

Eagle and all associated systems including login and DAV/FastX nodes, Globus, Lustre, and the home filesystems will be inaccessible during this time.

New jobs submitted to the queue that will not complete by July 12, 8:00 AM will not start prior to this outage. Please set your job walltime (-t or --time) accordingly.

There is a separate scheduled outage will occur for ITS infrastructure upgrades from 6:00pm-10:00pm on the same day. The hardware for the firewalls in the ESIF data center will be upgraded during this time. All network access to the data center from the internet and from inside of NREL will be disrupted until work is complete.

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Eagle Job Queue

July 7, 2021

The number of running jobs on Eagle has been dipping on the weekends. Please think about submitting jobs to run over the weekend, especially long weekends, so we can keep the system full. Continue reading

Eagle System Time August 2nd

July 7, 2021

The next Eagle system time is scheduled for the week of August 2nd. This will be a multi day outage to do updates to the parallel file system as well as take care of some hardware issues affecting the compute nodes. Eagle and related file systems will be unavailable at during this system time. Continue reading