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November 21, 2017
October 17, 2017

The LSS system will experience a brief outage October 17, 2017 at noon for an update in the data center related to connected systems dropping connections.  The system will be unavailable during the update, and is expected to be back online in less than an hour.

July 26, 2017

For labs that have migrated from Isilon to LSS storage:

The LSS system will experience a brief outage tomorrow at noon for a network update in the data center.  The system will be unavailable during the update, and is expected to be back online in less than an hour.

June 28, 2017

If you're a condo user, and haven't already seen the MOTD, please note that the cluster will go down for security patching on 7/5.

June 07, 2017

We will be taking down the RHV Infrastructure (motherbrain.las.iastate.edu) for upgrades next Wednesday 6/14.  VM's will go down around 10AM, and should be back up by afternoon.  

June 01, 2017

***Server patching scheduled for 6/1***

The following servers will be taken down for patching the morning of 6/1:
speedy
speedy2
biocrunch
bigram
rit1
rit2
legion
laswin01

March 14, 2017

Please see the below message from Jim Coyle:


Condo2017 users,

Reminder that the Condo Cluster will be going down for planned maintenance tomorrow, Wed Mar 15,  at 8am.

We will let you know if it comes back before 5pm.

February 24, 2017

ClusterOne will be transitioning into the Condo2017 cluster as a free queue the week of 2/27.  

Users who had access to ClusterOne via the free queue will instead have access to Condo2017 and 
be able to run on the same compute nodes.

February 15, 2017

The transition to Condo2017 has been completed.

February 10, 2017

***Condo2017 transition scheduled for Wed 2/15***

November 30, 2016

Presentation delivered to the NREM GSO on 201611130 to discuss how to use databases for tracking organism data collected in the field.

September 28, 2016

Reminder that we're planning for server downtime this Friday, Sept 30th for quarterly patching.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Also, we have published our first learning video, and more will be coming soon. You can find our YouTube channel here:

August 18, 2016

You can find the presentation provided to the BCBGSO on 2016-08-18 here: ResearchIT20160818.pdf

March 29, 2016

We will be taking down the BIT machines (biocrunch, bigram, speedy, speedy2) on Thursday night for updates. Please ensure any jobs you're running are stopped, and results saved to the Isilon before then.

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December 22, 2015

Electrical Maintenance


FPM will be doing some electrical maintenance in the Durham datacenter on Jan 3rd starting at 7AM.  


December 02, 2015

Below is the presentation given by Levi Baber at the December 2, 2015 Joint BCB Group meeting at Iowa State University.

ResearchIT 20151202.pdf

November 10, 2015

Announcements:


  • We ​​have a new software archive (RISA) available to make running research computing software easier
    • Available for RHEL7
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