Unplanned Idun Downtime

Dear Idun User.

We experienced a file system crash last 12 hours (Saturday 21st March, 2021). This caused the login to the system to become unresponsive and some of your jobs may have been lost.

If you had any jobs running between friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, we urge you to take proper measures and check up on the output and general wellbeing of your files, jobs and data.

We also take the opportunity to remind you that Idun is not a place for storing data. Always back up valuable data and data elswhere.

Unplanned Idun Downtime

We experienced a few hours of unavailability on parts of the cluster between late wednesday 6th January and early afternoon on 7th January.

We are currently planning to upgrade Idun cluster into a newer Centos version, and in  the preparation we need to change internal IP addresses of all nodes (including login nodes). As part of this work we made a configuration error which caused some nodes to have wrong ip address config.

We will send out an update later this month about possible, planned, downtime for the transistion to an upgraded Centos version.

In other news: The IT department has expanded their share with 8 new compute nodes. This means that there are more "free" cpu hours available in addition to the individual stakeholders shares. We are expecting new shareholders shortly also.