Tuesday 20th November 2018

ARCHER, RDF and KNL maintenance shutdown

  • The whole of the Archer service will be shutdown for maintenance from 08:00 to 20:00 on Wednesday 28th November.
  • This will include the login, compute and serial nodes, KNL login nodes, RDF including the DAC and DTN nodes
  • Jobs already running or queued on KNL will be unaffected

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this essential work.

New weekend queue

We are pleased to announce a new weekend queue.

  • The queue name is "weekend" and jobs can be submitted at any time, but will only be eligible to start between 12:00 Saturday and 12:00 Monday.
  • Jobs queued but not run during the weekend open hours will remain in the queue, and will be eligible to be run during a subsequent weekend.
  • The weekend queue will have a maximum jobs size of 2048 nodes and 24 hours.
  • Each user can have a maximum of 8 jobs in the weekend queue.
  • Jobs run in the weekend queue will be charged at 0.5 x the normal rate of kAUs

We hope that users will find this new facility useful and that this will encourage greater use of the machine during the currently quieter weekend period.
Please contact the helpdesk if you have any questions or experience any issues with this.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Programming the ARM64 processor, EPCC, Edinburgh, 3-4 Dec 2018
  • Data Carpentry, EPCC, Edinburgh, 8-9 January 2019
  • Introduction to Spark for Data Scientists, EPCC, Edinburgh, 10-11 Jan 2019
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 17-18 Jan 2019

Full details and registration at