We periodically perform system upgrades to the HPC. These upgrades occur at least once pear year, and they require taking the system offline for a few days or weeks.
After upgrades are complete, we offer for users to request full access to all general access nodes and cores in the HPC cluster for a brief period of time (usually a day or two). This service is provided on a first-come-first-served, request-only basis.
We will announce when we are ready to receive solicitations for dedicated access time before our next maintenance period.