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NoMachine NX4 is Production Ready

July 31, 2014

I am happy to announce that our NoMachine NX4 infrastructure has matured into a production-ready product. Administrators and support staff from the HMDC Operations team will begin migrating users individually from NX3 to a modern NX4 based desktop. 

The Research Computing Environment (RCE), powered by NoMachine NX4, provides exciting new features:

RCE outage

July 8, 2014

We experienced an unscheduled network connectivity outage today from 11AM-12PM due to a problem with the HUIT router. HUIT has resolved the problem and all HMDC services have been restored.

Unscheduled RCE outage: Mon June 16 10:47am

June 16, 2014

While troubleshooting an issue with an independent RCE node, a configuration change caused NX sessions to be interrupted. If you are reconnecting to your lost NX session, you should now be able to resume the previous session. Please contact support@help.hmdc.harvard.edu if you had cluster jobs running and are unable to resume your NX session. SSH logins should not have been affected.

June 8-9 Maintenance Complete

June 9, 2014

We have completed our maintenance and all services are online and available.  Here are some highlights of what we accomplished during the maintenance:

*Removed old RCE5 compute node equipment and migrated new RCE6 equipment into our cluster rack.

*Migrated all RCE project and home volumes from our old back-end storage to our new cluster storage hardware.   The new cluster storage will allow us to scale into the Petabytes.  

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