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Franklin scheduled maintenance and new software available

July 6, 2011 by Helen He

In conjunction with the NERSC systems Outages next week (for NERSC Global File Systems maintenance) announced earlier today (see details at:, Franklin will have a scheduled maintenance on next Wed, July 14, from 8am to 1pm Pacific time.

/project directories will not be available on Franklin from 8am on Wed July 13 to 1pm on Thur July 14 (over 24 hrs).  User jobs that need to use the /project file system should add the "gres" directive in their batch job scripts to indicate this requirement. (see detailed instructions at:

The following new software versions are available now (as non-default version) on Franklin, and will be set to default at the maintenance.
-- xt-mpich2/5.3.0 and xt-shmem/5.3.0
-- cce/7.4.0