The default PATH for command-line RCE Shell will no longer include the current directory by default. This change ensures that only applications in known, trusted locations are executed. You can launch a command from the current directory instead by prefixing it with ./ (dot slash), for example "./configure" .
On Wed morning Dec 23, HMDC staff were forced to restart our HTCondor resource manager. The resource manager controls all of the jobs submitted to the RCE cluster. Restarting the resource manager terminates all running jobs. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but was necessary since no new jobs could be submitted.
Things to check if you are unable to connect to the RCE:
Is there an active outage? All outages are posted to the outage notifier (the widget in the top right of your RCE session), the RCE calendar, and to our outages mailing list in advance of planned maintenance windows. You can also check the HMDC status page. For more information, visit our RCE outages page.
Are you over quota? If your home directory goes over 2GB, you won't be able to log in to a RCE desktop. Log in via SSH to clean up your home directory. See, How Do I Check My Quota? for more information.