In response to community feedback collected during two open forums last spring, a request for purchase was issued and an award was granted in July. This has allowed us to make the following upgrades to the Argon HPC environment:
During the last few months Argon system performance has at times been poorer than expected. At a high level these issues are largely a result of four factors:
Most nodes are fully functional and queues are active. We have a few systems still offline and will be working to bring those back in service.
The summer 2019 scheduled maintenance window for the HPC systems is August 14, 2019 at 8AM - August 15, 2019 at 8AM.
During this time the Argon system will be offline for maintenance. All jobs running at the beginning of the maintenance will be killed.
Argon's /nfsscratch filesystem is under very heavy load, causing commands which access it to return very slowly. HPC staff are investigating the problem and exploring mitigations.