Neon Shutdown Date Set

The Neon HPC system will be five years old in October 2018 and was purchased with a five year warranty. The system will be shutdown on January 7, 2019. Functioning nodes from the system will be brought back up as a part of the Argon cluster on January 21, 2019. Further details of this transition can be found here: https://hpc.uiowa.edu/system-news/change-hpc-model

What does this mean? - The Neon cluster will be shut down and the existing software stack will go away as of January 7, 2019. Home and scratch data will remain accessible for a period of time after the shutdown to allow migration to other resources. No new accounts or central software requests will be done after November 1, 2018. 

Will there be a system built to replace Neon? - Yes, in our new HPC model described here we will have more ongoing opportunity to buy new nodes in the Argon HPC system. The nodes currently available for purchase are listed here.

If you have questions or feedback please contact hpc-sysadmins@iowa.uiowa.edu