The Lustre server loads have returned to normal.
We are currently experiencing a problem with the Lustre /scratch filesystem. This problem is due to a file system error on OSS-0-1. We are investigating the situation but do not yet have a time frame for resolution.
As many of you have noticed, running the 'ls' command on any directory in /scratch on the Helium cluster can be very slow. This is because the 'ls' command on Helium is an alias with the following definition: 'ls --color=tty'. This will provide nice color output for different file types.