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Recent News

19 Jan

Boqueron Power Outage on Friday January 19, 2018

On the morning of Friday January 19 there was a power outage at the data center where HPCf computers are hosted. This outage is outside of HPCf’s control, and it unfortunately knocked out 60 of Boqueron’s nodes, which resulted in many jobs getting spontaneously killed. The power outage has been fixed, and most of Boqueron’s features should now be working as normal. Some of the nodes may take a bit longer to reconnect to the cluster, however, so we kindly ask for your patience in this matter. We apologize for the inconvenience this situation has caused our users. If you have any questions or experience any errors, please write to us at help@hpcf.upr.edu, and we will gladly help you out.

11 Oct

Status Report After Hurricane Maria

We hope that this message finds you all safely.

As you all probably know, hurricane Maria has brought an unprecedented amount of devastation to all of Puerto Rico. The HPCf has luckily not suffered many damages and our staff and equipment are safe. Yesterday, 20 days after Maria’s passage through the island, we finally managed to restore most of our virtual machines, which host a significant amount of HPCf services, including our website.

At the time of writing, our cluster Boqueron seems to be working as usual, and users should be able to log in and submit jobs. During the hurricane, there was a power outage that knocked out 20 of Boqueron’s nodes and wiped out any jobs that were running there. Out of those 20 nodes, 19 have been restored. If you encounter any issues with Boqueron, please let us know.

While our machines are working close to normal, the HPCf offices themselves are still not fully operational. We have no electricity there yet, and so HPCf staff may be slow to respond to user tickets and inquiries. We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

We hope that you are all safe and that we can all recover quickly from hurricane Maria’s devastation.


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, the Puerto Rico INBRE grant P20 GM103475 from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and awards 1010094 and 1002410 from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program of the National Science Foundation