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Final Reminder of Eagle Data Storage Policies for FY21 Projects That Ended on 9/30/2021

Jan. 5, 2022

Data in /projects for allocations that end on 9/30/2021 will be purged after 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_handle>) to another storage location. Continue reading

January 2022 System Time Reminder

Jan. 5, 2022

Eagle will be offline for regularly scheduled maintenance starting on Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 6:00am (Mountain Time.) The system is expected to return to service by January 13th, 2022. Continue reading

Thank You for Participating in the Annual Survey

Jan. 5, 2022

We are extremely grateful to you for contributing your valuable time, your honest feedback, and your thoughtful suggestions. We are committed to utilizing the information to implement worthwhile improvements to the environment and our processes to make the cloud experience more efficient. We will share these implementations with you through our monthly newsletter. Continue reading

Applications: COMSOL Overview

Jan. 5, 2022

COMSOL will provide NREL an overview of the new COMSOL 6.0 release on January 25, 2022, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST. Attend to learn about the latest features, and ask questions about COMSOL and NREL-HPC. Continue reading

Eagle Data Storage Policies for Expired FY21 Projects

Nov. 12, 2021

Data in the Eagle /projects directory for allocations that ended on 9/30/2021 will be purged after 12/31/2021. The ability to write new data to /projects has been disabled for those projects. 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 and into MSS or another storage location outside of Eagle. Users may continue to request MSS files that have been archived, for a period of 15 months after the files have been initially archived. Eagle's /scratch files have a policy of potentially being purged if not accessed within 28 days. Continue reading

Fast Eagle Queue Times

Nov. 12, 2021

Eagle is now one month into the FY22 allocation cycle, and many projects are still in the process of preparing their software, data, and experiments. For those who are prepared to start computational work right away, though, now is a great opportunity to submit your jobs and beat the quarterly rush. Continue reading

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