System Downtime July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Ohio Supercomputer Center

A downtime for all HPC systems is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The downtime will affect the Oakley, Ruby and Owens Clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. Login services, including, and access to storage will not be available during this time. 

In preparation for the downtime, the batch scheduler will begin holding jobs that cannot be completed before 7 a.m., July 17, 2018. Jobs that are not started will be held until after the downtime and then started once the system is returned to production status.

Highlights of the downtime activities include:


Currently, BLAST module loads the BLAST software as well as the BLAST database by

module load blast

During the downtime, we will separate the software and database, since it updates independently.

Therefore, you need to load the modules separately after the downtime, for example,

module load blast

module load blast-database/2017-03

If you like to use a newer database, you can use blast-database/2017-10.

( blast-database/2017-03 is the same database that the BLAST module loads previously.)


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