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NERSC is moving!! And what it means for you.

August 4, 2015 by Katie Antypas

 NERSC Users,

As a reminder, NERSC is moving this fall to a new home back on the main Berkeley Lab campus!  We are incredibly excited to be moving into our beautiful new facility that can accommodate future systems and is closer to colleagues from other Berkeley Lab divisions.  What the NERSC move means for users is that there will be system outages and downtimes towards the end of the year.  We are doing everything possible to minimize disruptions; however, given the scope and complexity of this operation, a certain amount of system downtime will be necessary.  During the move we plan to have at least one major computational system available at all times, but there may be times late this year when competition for a single resource is high and wait times could be longer than usual. We ask that you consult the table below and plan your work accordingly.

Our main message to you is to use your allocations NOW!  Postponing your work to the end of the year is not a good strategy as there will be significant times when only one system, Edison or Cori Phase 1, will be available to you.


 Key Dates

Event Date
Carver Retires September 30, 2015
Global Scratch Retires October 15, 2015   (Becomes read-only September 30, 2015)
Cori Phase 1 becomes available to all users November 2015 (estimated)
Edison offline for move to new facility December 2015
Hopper retires December 15, 2015