1/7/21: COSMA8 commissioning period has begun
20/6/21: COSMA8 HPL run gives 1.37PF (at 280kW)
20/4/21: AMD Milan node (with 128 cores, 1TB RAM and MI100 GPU) goes live
10/4/21: COSMA8 power-on
1/4/21: COSMA8 integration starts
1/3/21: COSMA becomes a Dell Centre of Excellence
4/2/21: COSMA back from downtime
28/1/21: COSMA network link severed between Durham and Leeds
26/1/21: Updated OneAPI module installed
16/12/20: DiRAC-3 system ordered
5/10/20: COSMA downtime starts
21/9/20: COSMA8 Compute nodes powered up, with novel on-chip cooling
7/8/20: COSMA8 service nodes brought into production
3/6/20: COSMA downtime completed
15/5/20: COSMA seems to have survived (so far) the world-wide HPC attacks
14/5/20: All users must regenerate SSH keys and upload to SAFE
17/4/20: GCC 9.3 and Intel 2020 (update 1) compilers now available for use
1/4/20: BlueField cluster ready for users (first 4 nodes)
16/3/20: x2go installed on login nodes to aid remote working during COVID-19
2/3/20: 16-node BlueField delivered and racked (awaiting power cables).
28/2/20: New database server for virgodb delivered.
5/2/20: Permanent host for V100 GPU cards identified
5/2/20: New COSMA5 storage online - from nearly 30kW down to 1.5kW
5/2/20: COSMA is alive again!
3/2/20: COSMA in downtime... back soon
25/11/19: New COSMA6 storage in service across all of COSMA
19/11/19: New COSMA6 storage in service on COSMA6 nodes
11/11/19: New COSMA6 storage migration ongoing
12/10/19: COSMA back into production
7/10/19: COSMA downtime has started
24/9/19: V100 GPUs are ready for use
23/9/19: Advance warning: COSMA downtime starting 7th October
20/9/19: Two NVIDIA V100 GPUs (32GB) have arrived, will be installed shortly.
6/9/19: Lydia Heck's retirement day today! She departs on the 11th.
30/8/19: New COSMA5 storage has arrived. This will be installed and put into production shortly
22/7/19: COSMA awarded funding to replace old /cosma5 storage
15/7/19: COSMA4 /gpfs file system powered down for good!
12/7/19: At risk period, 16th July (UPS upgrade)
3/7/19: COSMA login nodes have a fast 10GBit/s link to the outside world
20/6/19: Old data transfer nodes retired from service
7/6/19: New data transfer node with 20GBit/s connectivity added, dataweb, funded by a CO2 reduction scheme
7/6/19: New login node added, login7c
6/6/19: COSMA back in production
3/6/19: COSMA Downtime
2/5/19: Sheffield GPU Hackathon in August: http://gpuhack.shef.ac.uk/
2/5/19: COSMA5 queues reopened after hardware failure a few hours earlier
22/3/19: 152 new COSMA nodes added to COSMA7 queues.
20/3/19: COSMA7 storage outage due to failed PDU. Now operational without data loss.
4/3/19: 152 new COSMA nodes functional and undergoing tests
12/2/19: COSMA downtime from 18-22nd Feb for installation of new hardware
1/2/19: COSMA awarded funding to replace ageing COSMA6 storage
4/1/19: COSMA7 now expanded to 300 nodes, 230TB RAM.
2/1/19: COSMA welcomes users to a new year!
21/12/18: COSMA5 storage back to full redunancy in time for Christmas
19/12/18: New COSMA7 nodes in test queue, undergoing testing
18/12/18: COSMA5 queue back up after storage hardware failure: no data lost (18 HDDs replaced)
11/12/18: COSMA7 expanding to 300 nodes shortly
10/12/18: Carbon fund application successful: 5 servers will be replaced with one new one
5/12/18: COSMA selected for testing proof of concept systems
19/11/18: COSMA7, part 2, the DiRAC 2.5y Memory Intensive system is due for final installation this week.