Monthly Maintenance, April 6, 2020 7am-11am

Monday April 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 11:00 AM

Monthly cluster maintenance will occur on Monday, April 6, 2020 7am-11am.

Please also note that our office hours (Wednesdays 12pm -3pm) have moved online.
Details: https://www.rc.fas.harvard.edu/training/office-hours/


  1. Login and VDI nodes will be rebooted
    • Audience: Cluster users
    • Impact: brief disruption to users currently logged in.
  2. Upgrade singularity to latest 3.5.3 version
    • Audience: Cluster users
    • Impact: ability to run containers may briefly be unavailable
  3. Scratch cleanup ( https://docs.rc.fas.harvard.edu/kb/policy-scratch/ )
    • Audience: Cluster users
    • Impact: Files older than 90 days will be removed. 


  1. Expansion of @odyssey/@fasrc VPN realm to allow for 1023 more users.
    • Audience: All users
    • Impact: no visible impact expected
  2. Move of CEPR VPN realm
    • Audience: CEPR users
    • Impact: VPN connections will be unavailable for a short period
    • Details of impact will be shared with CEPR in a separate communication very soon
  3. Rebooting lic3, lic4, and epslic1 license servers
    • Audience: Windows licensed software users
    • Impact: Windows software licenses will be unavailable for a very short time

FAS Research Computing

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