Fri Mar 27 15:29:00 EDT 2020: SciNet systems are back up. Only the Burst Buffer remains offline, its maintenance is expected to be finished early next week.
Thu Mar 26 23:05:00 EDT 2020: Some aspects of the maintenance took longer than expected. The systems will not be back up until some time tomorrow, Friday March 27, 2020.
Wed Mar 25 7:00:00 EDT 2020: SciNet/Niagara downtime started.
Mon Mar 23 18:45:10 EDT 2020: File system issues were resolved.
Mon Mar 23 18:01:19 EDT 2020: There is currently an issue with the main Niagara filesystems. This effects all systems, all jobs have been killed. The issue is being investigated.
Fri Mar 20 13:15:33 EDT 2020: There was a power glitch at the datacentre at 8:50 AM, which resulted in jobs getting killed. Please resubmit failed jobs.
COVID-19 Impact on SciNet Operations, March 18, 2020
Although the University of Toronto is closing of some of its research operations on Friday March 20 at 5 pm EDT, this does not affect the SciNet systems (such as Niagara, Mist, and HPSS), which will remain operational.
SciNet/Niagara Downtime Announcement, March 25-26, 2020
All resources at SciNet will undergo a two-day maintenance shutdown on March 25th and 26th 2020, starting at 7 am EDT on Wednesday March 25th. There will be no access to any of the SciNet systems (Niagara, Mist, HPSS, Teach cluster, or the file systems) during this time.
This shutdown is necessary to finish the expansion of the Niagara cluster and its storage system.
We expect to be able to bring the systems back online the evening of March 26th.