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Anselm and Salomon Supercomputers Withdrawal From Service

Note

Content updated on 24.3.2021

Due to installation of the new Karolina supercomputer, the Anselm supercomputer was withdrawn from service on 25.1.2021. The Salomon supercomputer may run at reduced capacity as of 1.3.2021. The Barbora and DGX-2 supercomputers continue regular operation.

After nearly 7 years of service in the case of the Anselm supercomputer and 5 years of service in the case of the Salomon supercomputer, it is time for withdrawal from service. The computers grew deprecated and energy inefficient, space and energy constraints mandate withdrawal to make room for the modern Karolina supercomputer. The Karolina is scheduled to fully replace the Anselm and Salomon supercomputers in May 2021.

Anselm Withdrawal From Service

The Anselm supercomputer was withdrawn from service on 25.1.2021.

Anselm Future

Salomon Withdrawal From Service

Salomon Access and Job Scheduling

Important

From 1.3. to 31.5 Salomon compute capacity may be temporarily reduced due to Karolina supercomputer acceptance tests.

  • All jobs will be scheduled to finish on Monday 7.6.2021, 9:00.
  • No new jobs will be accepted to the queue.
  • Access to Salomon login nodes and data will be preserved to 30.6.2021, 9:00.
  • The above dates may be shifted to later time, according to the progress of Karolina deployment. Changes will be announced via the MOTD and via this page.

Salomon Data

Warning

Do not copy Salomon /scratch/work to the Barbora /scratch storage for backup! Barbora /scratch capacity is limited and is running out.

Note

The PROJECT storage will be available to hold the /scratch/work data.

  • In the period 29.1. to 14.3.2021 the data on /scratch/work/ were transferred onto the new PROJECT storage by IT4I.
  • The new PROJECT storage is available starting 15.3.2021.
  • After 14.3.2021, users should synchronize any remaining data on /scratch/work/ to the PROJECT storage themselves.
  • The data on the Salomon /scratch/work/ will be read-only from Monday 7.6.2021, 9:00.
  • The data on the Salomon /home and /scratch storage will become permanently inaccessible starting Wednesday 30.6.2021, 9:00.
  • No backup or data transfer is scheduled for /home or other storages by IT4I, data will be permanently lost on Wednesday 30.6.2021, 9:00.
  • Make sure that you save all the relevant data to external resources or to PROJECT storage before Wednesday 30.6.2021, 9:00.
  • The above dates may be shifted to later time, according to the progress of Karolina deployment. Changes will be announced via the MOTD and via this page.

Salomon Future

  • The Salomon supercomputer's future is under negotiation for reuse within the academic domain. More information will be posted here.

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