# Research IT - Sep '18 Update
## Downtime for patching: Sep 25th
* What: Server downtime
* When: 9/25 9AM-5PM
We will be taking down all of the ResearchIT computational servers for patching on Tuesday 9/25 at 9AM. We have a number of operating system, storage, and firmware updates to apply and are planning for a full day outage, though we may be done sooner.
Please ensure all of your jobs are complete, and have a copy of all important long-term data on LSS prior to the maintenance. Any jobs still running at this time will be terminated.
While we are not planning on any changes to /home or /work (both of which are temporary in nature), there is a risk that data could be lost, and as always - you should keep important data on LSS
Full list of servers that will be down:
- legion.las.iastate.edu (full cluster)
## New Servers
- The GPU server is here and running. If you are interesting in using it, and weren't part of the original group, please contact me.
- The new University cluster partially funded via the NSF MRI grant (name TBD) should be arriving in Oct, and ready for users towards the end of this semester. We will start contacting users closer to the go live date to have them try the new system.
- We have two new Speedy servers on order, which should be arriving in the next month or so.