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Recent News

19 Jun

Old Cluster Nanobio’s Retirement

We at the HPCf have decided that our old cluster Nanobio (Boqueron’s predecessor) will be retired after the end of July of this year. On August 1st, 2017, Nanobio will be powered down and any data left in any of its file systems (including /home and /work) will no longer be available from that time onward. As we have done since Boqueron went online on March 2016, we encourage all users who still have any data on Nanobio to move or copy it to some other system as soon as possible. Transferring data to Boqueron is one option, but please keep in mind that, per our usage policies, users should transfer to Boqueron only the data that they will actually need for their work there; Boqueron is not designed or intended for long-term storage. Users will be responsible for making sure they do not incur any data loss as a result of Nanobio’s retirement.

Any users whose HPCf accounts were created after Boqueron went online may disregard this notice since they do not have a Nanobio account. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to send them to help@hpcf.upr.edu.

26 Jan

Boqueron Scheduled Partial Downtime Jan 30 – Jan 31, 2017

The staff from the data center where Boqueron is hosted at will be carrying out some electrical work next week that will impact Boqueron.  To cooperate with the efforts and to protect as many jobs as possible from getting spontaneously killed, we have opened a maintenance window starting at 7:30am Monday January 30th and ending at 12:00pm Tuesday January 31st.   Any newly submitted jobs that cannot complete before the maintenance window begins will be held in the queue until the window ends.

During this window, the Boqueron login node will continue to operate, and the file systems /home and /work should continue to be available, so you should be able to access your files during this time.  The worker nodes will be powered down, however.

Jobs that are currently running will be allowed to continue to run, but if any remain running at the time of the maintenance window, they will unfortunately be killed.

We realize this announcement comes a bit short notice, but please understand that HPCf staff was notified of this electrical work yesterday afternoon.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience from this maintenance window, and we thank you for your cooperation.  As always, if you have any questions or comments, please send them to help@hpcf.upr.edu.


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