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COSMA

COSMA News

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.