We are standardizing the SSH host keys across all of our systems. Our server signature keys will change TODAY (August 24) at 4PM. You will need to update your SSH clients.
The maintenance period for the HPC upgrade will be complete on Monday morning at 9am. The Spear and Lustre systems will be delayed for at least one more week.
We are looking for a full-time systems administrator to join our team. This is a permanent professional position at the FSU Main Campus here in Tallahassee, Florida.
TL;DR: Apply here
This is a reminder that our upcoming maintenance period will begin on Monday, July 25, 2016 and run until August 22. During this time, many of our systems will be unavailable, including:
- Lustre - unavailable July 25 - Aug 21
- Spear - unavailable July 25 - Aug 21
- HPC - unavailable Aug 7 - Aug 22
Virtual servers will not be affected. The availability of the Panasas system will be limited during this time; however, files can be copied to and from Panasas via Globus (see https://rcc.fsu.edu/docs/globus).
We have deprecated the Spear IQS tool in favor of using the built-in capabilities of SSH and NoMachine to allow users to connect to Spear. This is effective immediately.
We have done this in order to simplify the process of connecting to Spear, and to eliminate some technical issues with newer versions of NoMachine that were caused by outdated workflows on the IQS.
We are planning the annual HPC maintenance period for this summer. This maintenance will occur in stages between July 25 and August 19.
As part of our effort to improve the reliability of our infrastructure, we are migrating our Virtual Machine Cluster (commonly known as "SKY") from the OpenStack platform to the oVirt platform.
We will be updating the SSH hostkeys on the Spear servers today. This could result in failed connections with a "possible dns spoofing detected" error message. To fix this, you will need to update or remove the cached key from your client.
We're excited about our newest team member, Cameron Berkley.
Cameron joined our systems team in January, 2016. He received his bachelors degree in Scientific Computing from the FSU Department of Scientific Computing where he studied geometric morphometrics and computer vision. He is currently continuing with his masters degree, working on shape retrieval algorithms.