Author Archives: Alexander Oltu

04/09, 2017

Due to physical rearrangements in the server room the tape robot hosting /migrate and /bcmhsm will be unavailable today after 12:00 for several hours. Updates will be posted here.

Update 2017-09-11:

Uni Computing is experiencing troubles with the backend holding /migrate and /bcmhsm and it is unknown yet when this will be fixed. As these file systems were supposed to be already decommissioned earlier this year in June, we will not mount those back in ordinary place even after the file systems are healthy. However, we will finish transfer of IMR/HI files as it was agreed as soon as the filesystem is healthy. We will issue a separate update for this.
Other users  than IMR/HI needing files from those file systems are advised to contact Uni Computing helpdesk at
13/06, 2017

The following new software have been INSTALLED:
  • Intel Compilers 2017 Update 4 (module: intel/17.4.056 (non-default))
The following unused software have been REMOVED:

  • PGI
    • 13.9.0
    • 14.2.0
    • 14.3.0

  • Intel Compilers
  • Chapel

    • 1.6.0
    • 1.8.0 
    • 1.9.0
    • 1.10.0
  • Cray-Libsci
    • 12.0.02
    • 12.2.0
    • 13.3.0
  • GCC
    • 4.6.1
    • 4.8.1
    • 4.8.2
    • 5.2.0
  • Cray-Trilinos
It could be that something stopped working for you because of  extra dependencies on the software removed. If that is the case please let us know via regular support, we would be happy to help you.
10/08, 2016

PGI 16.05, CCE 8.5.1 and CrayPat 6.4.1 are installed on Hexagon as non default versions.

As the newer CCE and CrayPat installations are rather experimental, to access version 8.5.1 of the Cray compiler and 6.4.1 version of the CrayPat one needs to run:

module use /opt/cray/pe/modulefiles

NB. No extra steps are required to access PGI 16.05
12/02, 2016

There is a scheduled maintenance on UPS and UPS power lines in HPC server room on Saturday, 20th Feb. All HPC resources will be stopped at 8:30, we are expecting this maintenance to finish before 17:00 same day.

Hexagon, FImm, Grunch and other connected to them resources will be unavailable. Hexagon queuing system has reservation in place, so that jobs which are not able to finish before the maintenance will not be started.

2016-02-20 07:45
 System maintenance has started.
2016-02-20 16:30 /work-common filesystem storage got damaged, recovery progress is ongoing.
2016-02-21 07:30 System maintenance has finished, HPC systems are functional again.
23/12, 2015

Scheduler system on Hexagon is not well working with mppdepth directive.

Due to increased usage of OpenMP on the machine we had to stop supporting mppdepth. 

The new way of running OpenMP is as simple as it was before with mppdepth.

Updated documentation on how to run an OpenMP job you can find here
Have you any question on how to change your script please contact us.