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LSI Hardware is Now Off Vendor Support ======================================== The hardware vendor support contract for the LSI hardware has expired. Existing LSI hardware can no longer be repaired under contract or warranty. If a hardware failure occurs, all or part of the LSI infrastructure may cease to operate. All compute hardware still under vendor support is being migrated to the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) pacman.arsc.edu system located on the UAF campus. All storage hardware will continue to support existing LSI file share services and the LSI compute portal. However, all data is "AT RISK" of being lost in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure. All backup policies will continue to be honored until a hardware failure occurs. Users are strongly encouraged to maintain a backup of their information and data in case of a catastrophic failure.
LSI Login Node, Anyu, Retired ======================================== The compute node "anyu.inbre.alaska.edu" is retired. During the last maintenance update, the hardware failed to boot properly. There are insufficient replacement parts to safely maintain the node for supporting user activity. User data which resided on "anyu" is available upon request.
LSI Compute Portal Migration ======================================== The LSI Compute Portal available at https://biotech.inbre.alaska.edu/portal will begin its migration to a new host in 2014. Following the January 2014 scheduled LSI System downtime, a clone of the LSI Compute Portal will be available at https://biotech.arsc.edu. This clone will enable bioinformatics users to submit jobs to the ARSC pacman system hosting LSI compute hardware and a 128 core bioinformatics node with 2 TB of RAM. Jobs submitted to the LSI Compute Portal will run on the LSI hardware via the "bio" queue in pacman's batch scheduling environment. The original LSI Compute Portal (https://biotech.inbre.alaska.edu/portal) will remain in operation through December 2014 and will continue to submit jobs to the remaining LSI compute hardware which will remain separate from the ARSC pacman system.
LSI "tuxedo" System to be Retired ======================================== During the May 2014 UAF Fire Alarm and Safety Test Downtime, the "tuxedo.inbre.alaska.edu" LSI login cluster will be retired. Replacing the service provided by the tuxedo login cluster will be "pacman.arsc.edu", the Penguin Computing Cluster hosted by the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center on the UAF campus. The pacman system is a 2816 core system offering both interactive logins and batch job submissions from the cluster itself and the LSI Compute Portal. The pacman system supports long runtime batch jobs and a 128 core node with 2 TB of RAM for bioinformatics applications. For information on how to access pacman and the 128 core node dedicated to the use of bioinformatics applications, please contact ARSC User Support at email@example.com.