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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 [...]

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. A[...]

Boqueron Unplanned Downtime Status Report - May 26, 2020

During the past week we identified the main issue that has caused the downtime and we began taking steps to resolve it. The problem lies in Boqueron's main internal 10 G switch, which, after extensive testing, we have concluded will unfortunately need to be replaced. We have begun the process of obtaining quotes for the new switch to proceed with a purchase. We are also discussing what our alternatives are during the time it will take for the replacement switch to arrive. We will update as s[...]

Boqueron Unplanned Downtime - May 19, 2020

An internal networking issue is disrupting Boqueron's operations. User data is safe, but it is currently inaccessible to users until the issue is resolved. We are working both remotely and on-site to fix the issue as quickly as possible within the restrictions in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We will update with more details as they become available. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to write to us at help@hpcf.upr.edu. [...]

Boqueron Back Online at Reduced Capacity

This is a quick note to let our users know that the maintenance work scheduled for today Wednesday, February 12 went as planned and Boqueron is back online at reduced capacity. As indicated in this week's earlier post, Boqueron will continue to operate at reduced capacity until the electrical work at the data center is completed. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please send them to help@hpcf.upr.edu. [...]