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Recent News

22 Jun

Boqueron Back Online – June 22, 2020

Boqueron’s replacement switch has finally been installed and Boqueron is back online. Users should be able to log back in and use the cluster normally.

Before resuming your work, we invite you to take a few moments to back up all your data currently on Boqueron. Please remember that, per our Storage Policy:

Boqueron is not meant to provide reliable long-term storage. We do our best to keep users’ data safe, but by making use of the HPCf cluster (and HPCf systems in general), users agree that they are the ones ultimately responsible for keeping their own data safe, including keeping their own backups outside of HPCf systems.

We thank you for your patience during this outage and we apologize for the impact it no doubt had on your work. As always, please send any questions or comments to help(at)hpcf.upr.edu, and we will gladly get back to you.

03 Jun

Boqueron Unplanned Downtime Status Report – June 3, 2020

The purchase of the replacement switch for Boqueron is underway. Due to the pandemic, it is difficult to estimate how long it’ll actually take for the switch to ship and arrive to us, but we wanted to let our users know how things are proceeding.

We will most likely have to wait for the switch to arrive in order to reestablish user access to their data, since the alternatives that we considered do not seem viable.

We will continue updating on Boqueron’s status as new developments occur. As always, feel free to write any questions or comments to help(at)hpcf.upr.edu, and we will get back to you as soon possible.


The High Performance Computing facility of the University of Puerto Rico is presently developing a technology and service infrastructure for the research and education community of the University.  This infrastructure is built from the following components:

  • Advanced Research Network
  • Core High Performance Computational Resources
  • Services in Support of Users of Computational Resources
  • Standards and Architecture
  • Evaluation of Emerging Technologies

Some common tasks:

Use of HPCf resources requires that you acknowledge our sponsoring institutions: the University of Puerto Rico and the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) INBRE grant P20 GM103475 from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bioinformatics Research Core of INBRE.